Caldera Graphics, the French software editor leader in large format imaging and production workflow has announced a strategic partnership with KIP Europe for the supplying of production RIPs with the wide format KIP Color KC80 color laser printer for imaging applications.
With this printer, KIP has the ambition to revolutionize wide format color printing in large quantities, a domain where inkjet technology is a slower and more expensive solution. The KIP Color KC80 and its 4 color laser technology are unique on the market, and targeting not only blue-black poster applications or posters in ppc or glossy coated. Many substrates are being validated which will increase of the range of possible applications of this printer.
“It was important for KIP to rely on a professional RIP like Caldera for better targeting the graphic art potential of the KIP Color 80. This innovative product will revolutionize wide format printing on problems such as client print delays (210m/hour) and printing costs (4 to 5 times less than ink jet)” says Patrick Gomez, Sales and Marketing manager KIP Europe.
The GrandRIP+ software solution from Caldera ensures application oriented added value to Kip Europe clients, which rests on the strong experience of the French editor in the domain of imaging: color management, tiling, layout, spooler management, task automation…. This enables the printer to offer its clients an extended panel of features.
According to Valery De March, OEM Director of Caldera Graphics, “We not only address clients who want to print maps and blueprints, but rather those that want to do color imaging in large quantities. To respond to the technical specifics of the KIP Color KC80and its laser technology, we have developed a specific screening for this machine. The output results and feedback from clients are excellent.”
The Caldera GrandRIP+ - KC80 solution has already been set-up with success at many European digital printers, such as Pixart in Italy, who were searching for a solution which would enable them with one single RIP to manage their production on various types of machines, including solvent and UV technologies, as well as the new KIP Color KC80.