French RIP software program specialist Caldera has introduced a RIP resolution 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 Seaside, CA, USA from 19-21 January 2024.
The 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 kind a collection of Direct-to-X RIPs, aimed squarely on the garment ornament market.
Caldera’s VP Advertising & 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 resolution for garment printing machines. Caldera has additionally created a brand new providing for the attire ornament market, geared toward customers who need to present full customization to their shoppers, from distinctive items to small batch print runs.”
The software program’s key options will embody coloration administration, a background knock-out function, 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 manner: 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 turn out to be out there to prospects on a subscription foundation later within the yr. It is going to be appropriate for a spread of desktop, industrial and hybrid printers – so watch this area for additional updates.”