Gigantográfica is used to betting on the best technology, using an armada of top-end print production machinery, to turn around top-quality graphics in a flash. Chief executive officer Mariano Isoba has put all his RIP chips on Caldera – and the bet has paid off many times over.
‘Trust us to give grand format to your ideas’: that’s the slogan of Gigantográfica, an Argentinean company that stands apart from the competitors by offering specific solutions for any wide-format need within the best timeframe and at optimal quality. In order to achieve the results that he promises, Mariano Isoba constantly backs the best technology – and every time he purchases a new printer he always asks for a Caldera RIP.
Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gigantográfica was established in 1997 as a family business. Its evolution has always been focused on offering the best quality and delivery turnaround time, for which it is crucial to keep the business technologically up to date. “New technologies have specific characteristics that allow differentiation in terms of the quality, performance, and consistency of our printed output,” Isoba comments. “They are essential if you want to remain efficient through the years.”
Since it is equipped with a wide variety of printing systems to create signs, event booths, merchandising and point-of-sale materials, Gigantográfica believes it can respond to any digital printing need. “We can print a picture as well as a Duratrans, for a shopping mall or for a highway, on rigid material such as PVC or glass,” Isoba explains. The company has a large array of printers, most of which are high-resolution machines; they include an HP Scitex XL1500, a Fujifilm Uvistar II, an HP Latex LX600, a Mutoh ValueJet 1614, and an HP Scitex FB6100.
“When we purchased HP’s high-volume dedicated UV-curable flat-bed printer, the FB6100, in September 2009, we had a choice between another RIP and Caldera,” Isoba continues. “I didn’t know Caldera, but I was having profiling problems with the competitors. I asked many technicians that I know and they all agreed that Caldera’s RIP was superior. It exceeded my expectations; such was the case that I decided to change the RIP of the Scitex XL1500 to Caldera as well.”
From then on, Gigantográfica completely migrated to Caldera and all of its engines, old and new, are controlled using GrandRIP+. Among the main benefits that Isoba has found with Caldera are its easy-touse interface, plus the color accuracy and consistency it offers. “It is a lot friendlier and more stable than the alternatives. Before we had Caldera, I was having problems homogenizing the color output of several machines using different RIP software. This has improved a lot with Caldera,” Isoba states.
Caldera’s RIP integrates modules and options that provide Gigantográfica with the necessary tools to respond to customer needs efficiently. “We are very focused on producing quality results with fast turnaround. In this regard Caldera is very important for our business – it is there where it makes the difference,” Isoba says.
Indeed, its multi-tasking environment, the integrated APPE engine, the EasyMedia module, and having the market’s major color libraries already built in are only some of the features that make Caldera the most suitable option for Gigantográfica. According to Isoba: “everything indicates that it will continue being the RIP of choice for all our industrial machines.”