Caldera’s established GrandRIP+ software, which uses the latest version of the Adobe PDF Engine to guarantee fast file processing and excellent color handling, will be the select RIP solution bundled with the Impres™ Soft Signage System. Designed to offer a versatile, all-in-one engine for the production of increasingly popular textile display applications, MS Printing Solutions is addressing the market for lightweight, recyclable POP advertising, backlits, flags, banners, and exhibition and stadium graphics. The new product is an integrated digital printing system that combines MS Printing Solutions’ digital printer technology with Caldera software and specially formulated inks from JK Group.
GrandRIP+ is Caldera’s medium to high production RIP product and incorporates several features designed to make printing simpler in textile workflows. Built-in color libraries, variable data printing, advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options and embedded ICC ink-level adjustment support tools are all valuable to future owners of the MS Printing Solutions Impres™ Soft Signage System. Its user-friendly interface also supports multiple devices, including cutting and finishing devices, giving owners confidence that they can expand their production machinery without compromising quality or turnaround.
The Impres™ Soft Signage System printers are available in widths of 1.8m and 3.2m, and feature dual-channel, 2656-nozzle Kyocera Print Heads for precision printing even at high speeds, and a Qwizard Digital Front End that allow the management of the job queue to be embedded in the printer, so reducing printer idle time. Remote diagnostics allow users to access the machine and perform control-panel functions via a web interface that links them directly to the printer. The JK Group water-based dye-sublimation digital inks provide a wide color gamut and improved output, while meeting expectations for cost effectiveness and environmental sensitivity.
Caldera has a wealth of experience in the soft signage market, having worked with all major machine manufacturers from the beginning. “Caldera has believed in the power of soft signage since the market emerged because of its sustainability and operational benefits,” explains Sebastien Hanssens, Caldera’s Vice President Marketing and Communications. “Retailers and brand owners in particular are embracing textile displays as an alternative to PVC and banner. Our objective is to deliver the best-in-class software needed to make sure signs and displays are produced with stunning colors and vibrancy. We’re delighted to support MS Printing Solutions at SGIA with its impressive new technology.”