Inca Digital introduces Caldera Grandrip+ for use with its range of wide-format printers

RIP brings colour management, spot colour and screening support plus unique finishing options

Cambridge, (PresseBox) - Inca Digital Printers announces the immediate availability of the Caldera GrandRIP+ for use with its range of UV wide-format, flat-bed printers, including the Inca Spyder and Onset ranges as well as older Inca products such as the Turbo.

The Caldera GrandRIP+ is a fast, flexible and powerful production workflow exclusively designed to drive wide and extra-wide format printers and print-to-cut equipment. It supports the latest advances in colour management, spot colour matching, screening techniques and a host of finishing-orientated features such as tiling, nesting, eyelet positioning and the addition of stitching and folding marks.

"We continually evaluate and approve a variety of software solutions in order to give Inca users' maximum choice and the flexibility to optimise the performance of their Inca printers," says Heather Kendle, Inca Sales and Marketing Director. "Caldera has a strong and established reputation as a RIP supplier to the wide-format sector and one of the decision factors was the ability to run the software on a Mac or Linux operating system. We have worked closely with them to develop drivers specifically for our range of Inca printers in order to ensure the seamless compatibility, reliability and maximum productivity that Inca customers expect."

"Inca is a leading wide-format manufacturer and we are very pleased that they recognise the power of our production solutions," says Valery de March, Caldera OEM Director. "GrandRIP+, featuring our unique APPE (Adobe PDF Print Engine) implementation in a wide format production RIP, is now fully operational and optimised for every Inca printer model to provide significant productivity and quality benefits."

The Caldera GrandRIP+ supports a wide range of input file formats including PostScript and PDF, in addition to standard image file formats. Support for ICC profiles together with sophisticated pre-flight and preview of jobs enables accurate 'no surprises' printing, including automatic detection and simulation of spot colours based on media profiles. Advanced layout, tiling, step-and-repeat and nesting features optimise output of very large, mixed or repeating jobs while minimising processing time and use of ink and media. For sign-making applications these features, enable rapid and efficient assembly and installation.

In addition to the Caldera GrandRIP+ the Inca portfolio of RIP solutions also includes the Wasatch SoftRIP and ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER6 RIP. For more details about the Inca-compatible RIPs designed to meet a variety of budgets and production requirements, and the regional suppliers of these RIPs, please contact the Inca Applications Team or visit www.incadigital.com.

About Caldera

Caldera is an award-winning RIP software company with twenty years of experience in imaging technologies, specializing in driving solutions for large format peripherals. Caldera's suite of production oriented Print and Print-to-Cut workflow solutions offers colour management, imaging and driving solutions for large and grand format peripherals. As a pioneer in this market, Caldera was the first to provide cost & carbon footprint estimation features and APPE implementation in a wide format RIP solution. Caldera has collected multiple awards as recognition of the value and performance of its solutions. www.caldera.com

Inca Digital Printers Limited

Inca Digital Printers, part of the Dainippon Screen Group, is one of the world's leading pioneers and manufacturers of flat-bed inkjet printing technology. The Eagle and Columbia printers set the early standards in flatbed printing inkjet technology. Today the groundbreaking Inca Onset Series and Inca Spyder 320 range ensure that Inca's products remain at the forefront of productivity, quality and reliability. Fujifilm manufactures and develops the UV inks used in Inca machines and sells the flatbed printers exclusively around the world. Inca's facility in Cambridge, UK, incorporates R&D, customer support, machine assembly and commissioning, a dedicated training facility and clean rooms for printhead assembly and refurbishment. Around a third of staff are involved in R&D and significant investment here helps the company maintain its position at the forefront of machine productivity, innovation, quality and reliability. www.incadigital.com


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