Caldera announces new Direct-to-Garment and Direct-to-Film RIP Solutions

French RIP software program specialist Caldera  has introduced a RIP answer for direct-to-garment (DTG) and direct-to-film (DTF) printing, representing a strategic transfer into one of many quickest rising segments of digital inkjet printing. It was revealed at the Impressions Expo, held at Lengthy Seashore, CA, USA from 19-21 January 2024.

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Caldera logoThe Caldera Direct-to-X product vary will initially solely be out there in a bundle from chosen DTG and DTF printer OEMs, as the primary of a collection of linked merchandise. It is going to be adopted by Caldera Direct-to-Object and Caldera Direct-to-Cloth, and the brand new software program will type a collection of Direct-to-X RIPs, aimed squarely on the garment ornament market.

Caldera’s VP Advertising and marketing & Operations, Sebastien Hanssens, explains: “We’re already bundling with some market main garment printer producers, whereas persevering with to work with different OEMs to supply an thrilling new answer for garment printing machines. Caldera has additionally created a brand new providing for the attire ornament market, aimed toward customers who wish to present full customization to their purchasers, from distinctive items to small batch print runs.”

The software program’s key options will embrace shade administration, a background knock-out characteristic, clever white administration, ink administration and an easy-to-use GUI.

Caldera Direct-to-X product vary is a radical change for the corporate in one other method: It is going to be the primary Caldera RIP product to  run natively on Microsoft Home windows, in addition to Mac OS and Linux. 

Hanssens provides: “Alongside being bundled with new DTG and DTF printers, Caldera Direct-to-x RIP will develop into out there to clients on a subscription foundation later within the 12 months. It is going to be appropriate for a spread of desktop, industrial and hybrid printers – so watch this area for additional updates.”

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