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Caldera RIP Software integrates in Adobe Textile Designer

Caldera and Adobe are pleased to announce the integration of the Adobe Textile Designer plugin for Adobe Photoshop with Caldera’s RIP software version 12.1.

Adobe Textile Designer is a set of tools for fashion and décor artists to streamline the design process and optimise for print. Integration with Caldera V12.1 ensures accurate pattern repeatability, and correct and consistent color management through the design to production lifecycle.

The integration workflow starts with the Caldera RIP extracting geometric information from the exported Adobe PSD file, such as the drop type, to ensure that the correcting settings are applied for printing. Colorway information is extracted for accurate color management – both spot channels and meta-data specifying the colorant name are exported from Adobe Textile Designer.

As Caldera V12.1 has advanced spot color management, each spot channel is colorized according to the information provided by Adobe Textile Designer. This allows for the use of embedded Pantone or other color libraries in Caldera, including custom defined or CXF import. Furthermore, each spot channel can also be remapped to any LAB or output device colors using static rules or dynamic output conditions, which also allows the use of Caldera’s color-book module to fine-tune output results.