CalderaRIP Version 16 - RIP software for digital printing & cutting

For smarter printing & cutting

The latest version of CalderaRIP 

CalderaRIP is a complete RIP software designed to improve your productivity and color output. Version 16 embeds Adobe PDF Print Engine 6 and a range of new features to streamline digital printing & cutting.  

NEW UPDATE / September 12, 2023 – Version 16.3 is available. What’s New? 

CalderaRIP embeds Adobe PDF Print Engine

Powered by Adobe PDF Print Engine 6 

Benefit from the best PDF technology 

The latest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine guarantees you always print the rendering expected by the designer. 

  • Manage extended color gamuts 
  • Print accurate brand colors 
  • Better support of varnish & foils 
  • Benefit from more performance, predictability & consistency 

More reliability & performance 

We were the first RIP solution to partner with Adobe in order to deliver the best PDF Print Engine to the large-format printing industry- and we are now the first to deliver its 6th version with all its enhancements. CalderaRIP keeps improving with state-of-the-art technologies ensuring reliability & top performance for all our users. We are also proud to continue having Pantone Libraries in our solutions to help our customers deliver outstanding results. Caldera users can trust our solutions to deliver what’s best for them— and to address the new challenges of our industry.

Arnaud Fabre, Product Manager
FOGRA standards in CalderaRIP

Improve your color accuracy

Use the latest FOGRA standards

Perform conformity checks before printing to reduce waste & achieve high-quality results for your customers. Available in PrintStandardVerifier.

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Achieve higher cutting precision

Synchronize cut methods & materials

Use the new Editor in GrandCut to associate methods and materials and increase the precision of your large format cutting devices. 


It all starts with CalderaDock 

Save time with easier licence management 

CalderaDock is the central application to register and manage the licenses of all your Caldera solutions. When registering a new license, the validation process is fully automated to ease the installation. 

Click here to access more information & tutorials. 


New features of Version 16 

Version 16 includes all the features of previous versions, and new additions for all users.

Process multi-page PDF files


Have several projects with different cut contours? Group them into multi-page PDF files and submit them to CalderaRIP. Handling fewer files guarantees a more efficient workflow.

Streamline your cutting process


When preparing your jobs, CalderaRIP builds the rows by grouping the shapes by images. This helps the head of your cutting device to follow an optimized cut path without unnecessary back and forth.

Achieve higher cutting precision


Benefit from the newly added section to create, edit and select materials, and to associate methods to the materials. This new interface will ease and speed up the process in order to achieve higher cutting precision for your large format cutting devices.

Save time in sublimation & lamination workflows


Rotate your jobs by 180 degrees in VisualCut or GrandCut to streamline 2-step workflows such as sublimation and lamination— and have ready-to-cut jobs right after printing.

Save time ripping repeated patterns


Accelerate the ripping process of repeated patterns by choosing between the RIP’s Step&Repeat optimization, or the new Printer S&R option.


*Currently available for Reggiani Renoir, EFI COLORS-340 & POWER-340, Kornit Allegro, and all MS printers. See the updated list of printers supporting the “Use Printer S&R” option on HelpDesk.

Increase cutting precision on thicker materials


Instead of re-cutting the same job multiple times, define a number of Passes in VisualCut to save time, and achieve higher cutting precision on thicker materials.

Unlock exclusive features with CalderaCare

CalderaCare is our maintenance contract including premium support and all major software upgrades. It also comes with additional benefits such as exclusive features for CalderaRIP, and unlimited access to online trainings.

Automate job submission

SmartImport automatically extracts metadata (number of copies, targeted printer, presets, height, width, scale) from the filename to automate job submission, save time & reduce manual errors.

Improve your customer validation workflow

Export TIFF proofs of your jobs after ripping, and send them to your customers before production to avoid unwanted waste.

New OS support & drivers

Compatible with more than 1,600 devices from major manufacturers, Caldera is a comprehensive solution that can be integrated in any wide-format Print & Cut production environment.

50+ new print & cut drivers in the V16 ISO

Check whether your printers & cutters are compatible with Caldera

CalderaRIP supports macOS Ventura
Official support of macOS Ventura

Check Caldera’s official OS compatibilities

Get started with CalderaRIP 

Contact us for a custom demo with our specialists, or to start your free trial.