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 color management, spot color 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 optimize 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 recognize 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 optimized 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 colors based on media profiles. Advanced layout, tiling, step-and-repeat, and nesting features optimize output of very large, mixed or repeating jobs while minimizing processing time and use of ink and media. For sign-making applications these features enable rapid and efficient assembly and installation.