Version 10 of Caldera’s flagship printer control suite has been upgraded for all current licence-holders, improving productivity markers, speed and language support for international users. Drivers have also been developed for a number of new printers and cutters.
Improvements mean users can now add extra print-to-cut marks from within VisualRIP and GrandRIP at the stage of finalising the job, carrying these indicators over between repeated or nested documents. This provides improved accuracy and eliminates the need for cut markers on borders. This option is fully supported by many industry-standard cutters.
Among the performance upgrades included in V10.1 are the incorporation of APPE 3.7, which decreases the RIP time for complex PDFs with variable data content or transparencies. Raster files and spot (or N-) colour processing are improved by more than four times when used in combination with Caldera’s dedicated C4 engine or a computer with similar processing power, giving a significant productivity enhancement to the growing audience of wide-format houses that are using special effects within their output.
Frédéric Soulier, Chief Technology Officer explained, ‘Our landmark Version 10 is establishing itself firmly as the product to beat world-wide, and we continue to receive feedback from our various customer contact channels. We will continue to augment Caldera across the board with incremental upgrades as we find new ways to improve speed, functionality and performance for our users.’