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French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced a range of new technologies and product updates showcased at this year’s ITMA. The company will be exhibiting a new version of TextilePro, its production suite for textile printing, along with developments in the SportsFactory E2E web-to-workflow solution and Kit Builder custom clothing designer software, and will be demonstrating automation via Nexio. ITMA will take place in Barcelona, between 20 and 26 June, and Caldera will be in booth H3-B105.
With the release of Version 12.1, TextilePro now features a range of new additions that focus on improving processing speeds and providing a more intuitive user experience.New textile enhancements includes RotationBoost, which saves time on the rotation of huge raster files, making the Caldera rotation algorithm 30% faster than its competitors and Caldera Snapshots, for backing up the installation folder and restoring previously saved backups.
Exclusively for CalderaCare users, CalderaJobs can ensure exact colour reproduction of old jobs by archiving and re-importing jobs, CxF/4 spot colour libraries import allows to reproduce D65/10 degrees spot colours, and the latest version also incorporates InkPerformer V3, which can lead to ink savings of up to 30%.
Caldera SportsFactory is a comprehensive solution which offers bespoke workflow building to enable users to create their ideal E2E digital workflow. After debuting at FESPA in 2018, the suite delivers capability in project assessment and scoping, inventory of deliverables, planning and budgeting. By working together with strategic partners, Caldera has implemented standardized digital printing set-ups tailored to provide color management, workflow and bi-directional business data between brands and in-house or external print contractors. This results in a comprehensive solution, from the E-commerce storefront to the print file creation and transfer, and colour management functions.
Kit Builder is a new fully-customizable clothing designer software that allows customers to design garments with a range of options specified by the provider – including colours, logos, text and embellishments. The result is faster design times, increased sales and fewer production mistakes.
Also on show at Caldera’s ITMA stand was Nexio – a program that connects the Caldera RIP with third party programs to increase the number automated sequences in the workflow. Production times are reduced, along with errors and costs, while JDF job reports allow for production performance analysis which can fuel operational development and enhance profitability.