10 Dec 2019

Caldera strengthens sales team


Caldera has strengthened its sales staff with the arrival of Nan Jin.  Mrs JIN will be reinforcing the sales team as Area Sales Manager for Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korean, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Kampuchea. Native Chinese, fluent in French and English, Nan has a good sales experience on international markets.

Caldera appoints Mickael Trens sales manager for Canada

Caldera has also appointed Mickael Trens sales area manager for Canada.  In this new role, Mickael will be responsible for identifying and maximizing opportunities to grow sales in the Canadian market, matching an understanding of customer needs with Print-to-Cut workflow solutions and the best possible service to existing and new clients. He will get strong marketing support on this mission from Canadian native, Sebastien Hanssens, Caldera's Vice President of Marketing and Communication.

Roland DG Corporation announce VersaWorks Version 4.0 RIP

Roland Versaworks V4

Roland DGA Corporation today announced VersaWorks Version 4.0, a full featured easy-to-use RIP software package developed exclusively for the company’s line of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters.

Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters are used by professionals worldwide for applications ranging from signs, banners and vehicle wraps to custom apparel, packaging prototypes, labels, decals and POP displays.  Based on the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine, VersaWorks 4.0 RIP software is included with all Roland inkjets, providing users with a powerful, fully integrated digital printing solution.

Existing Roland inkjet customers can upgrade to Version 4.0 free of charge through an Internet connection using the Roland@NET service.

“VersaWorks is an exceptionally robust, true Adobe PostScript 3 RIP ensuring outstanding production output and ease of use,” said Hiroshi Ono, senior product manager for Roland.  “We are pleased to offer VersaWorks 4.0 to our Roland inkjet customers free of charge, reflecting our ongoing commitment to providing them with the most advanced technology available.”

Fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000, VersaWorks 4.0 offers several new enhancements including error diffusion for outstanding print quality and an Advanced Job Log feature that allow users to export job information such as printing length and ink consumption into Excel supported file formats.

New Metallic Spot Colour Library

With the introduction of Version 4.0, VersaWorks now includes more than 500 metallic colors in the Roland Metallic Color Library, part of the Roland Color matching system.  This spot color library supports users of VersaCAMM VS-640 and SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT inkjets and includes silver, gold, bronze and a range of pearlescent colors.  More than 1,000 standard spot colors are also available in the Roland Color System supporting all Roland inkjets.

The Roland Color System allows users to print spot color charts and swatch books on any media.  These reference tools help customers choose the best spot color to match a corporate logo or team color.  Roland Color System spot colors can then be reproduced on the same media with 100 percent accuracy every time.

For users of Roland’s VersaUV LEC LED-UV inkjet printer/cutters, VersaWorks 4.0 now features more than 70 textures in the Roland Texture System Library that can be produced using the LEC’s clear coat ink.

Powerful Printing and Cutting Options

Other VersaWorks features include several print options to match the demands of each job.  Users can choose from high-speed mode for production banner printing, the MAX Impact preset for vivid outdoor graphics and Artistic mode for exceptional indoor graphics. VersaWorks features Variable Data Printing, supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously and offers support for Roland’s GX series cutters which allows professionals to manage stand-alone cutting operations or pair a Roland cutter with select Roland inkjet printers for print/cut applications.   VersaWorks automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic to accurately monitor time and costs.

VersaWorks also offers embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing capabilities, and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options.  The PerfCut function enables users of Roland printer/cutters to produce precision perforated cut lines.

Roland Colour and Cutting now available in CorelDRAW X5


Corel X5 Roland

Roland DGA Corp. has announced that Corel’s new CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X5 now features Roland Colour libraries for contour cutting and spot colour matching including the company’s entire metallic colour library supporting new VersaCAMM and SOLJET metallic inkjet printer/cutters.  The addition of these libraries greatly simplifies the production process for Roland customers that design using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

“We are proud to partner with Corel to provide Roland customers with a powerful, fully integrated workflow from design to finished print,” said Andrew Oransky, director of product management for Roland.  “CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is an outstanding design program ideally suited for our award-winning line of inkjet printers, printer/cutters and vinyl cutters.  We encourage our customers to take advantage of the newest CorelDRAW release for even easier spot colour matching and contour cutting.”

”Corel prides itself on including the highest-quality resources with each version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Partnering with innovative companies like Roland enables us to achieve that goal,” said Gérard Métrailler, senior director of product management, Graphics, for Corel. “We are pleased to add the Roland Colour libraries to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 and continue our partnership with this established industry leader. The combination of our award-winning graphics tools with industry-standard Roland Colour libraries provides exceptional value for both CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Roland users.”

Roland Colour System

Every Roland inkjet printer and printer/cutter comes complete with the Roland Colour System, one of the many advanced features in Roland VersaWorks RIP software.  With the new release, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite now features all of the system’s libraries including:


  • Roland Color Library for reliable spot color matching of over 1,000 colours
  • Roland Metallic Colour Library featuring more than 500 metallic spot colors produced by VersaCAMM VS-640 and SOLJET XC-540MT metallic inkjet printer/cutters
  • An additional library for printing Roland’s white, clear and metallic silver inks and creating contour cut lines recognised by Roland printer/cutters and cutters


For spot colour matching, Roland Colour users can produce highly customised swatch books, swatch charts and peel-and-stick swatch sheets using their own media. These reference tools can be reviewed with clients to select the right spot colour to match an established corporate or team colour, or other vector graphic. Using all Roland equipment and supplies, users can print that colour with 100 percent accuracy every time.


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Delivers More Versatility, Content and Colour Tools for Graphics Professionals

Coreldraw X5

Newest Edition of Award-Winning Graphics Suite Puts Community Requests at Center of Development Efforts

Corel Corporation today introduced CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X5, the newest edition of the company's award-winning package of professional graphics applications. With more than fifty new and enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes major enhancements to asset management, colour management, web graphics, a wide variety of learning resources and more content than ever before. The trial and electronic download versions are available today and the product will start shipping before the end of March in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch.

For more than 20 years, CorelDRAW® has helped PC users worldwide create graphics with impact. Known for its versatility and power, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has won hundreds of international industry awards by consistently addressing the most pressing needs of its loyal community of users. The new version of the suite continues in this tradition by focusing on innovations that matter the most to users in a wide variety of industries including sign making, graphic design, fashion/apparel design, wide format printing, marketing, print production and other businesses of all sizes.

"Throughout the development cycle for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, our team worked hand-in-hand with our user community to ensure we were delivering the new features and enhancements that would make a meaningful difference to them. We wanted to truly understand what they loved about the product and what they needed to make their experience that much better," said Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director of Product Management, Graphics, for Corel. "We believe we've delivered a product that enables our current users to discover new possibilities with the suite while allowing new users to get up and running quickly and create projects with confidence."

New Suite Provides Users with More Flexibility, More Versatility

In developing the newest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the Corel team focused on five areas that were ranked as key priorities by our users:

Corel CONNECT Simplifies Workflow; Gives Quick Access to Even More Content

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 makes it easy for users to connect to their content. The new Corel® CONNECT is a brand new application that synchronises with both CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to provide quick access to content on a computer, network, or disc. In addition, industry-leading support for more than 100 commonly used file formats ensures users can easily collaborate and exchange files with clients and colleagues. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite also continues its tradition of providing one of the broadest selections of fonts, clip-art, and other collateral available, including:

  • 10,000 clipart
  • 1,000 high-resolution, royalty-free photos
  • 1,000 fonts
  • 2,000 vehicle templates
  • 350 design templates

New & Enhanced Tools Enable Even More Precision and Experimentation

With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the introduction of significant new and enhanced features help users create with confidence. These features include a B-Spline tool, updated artistic media, scalable arrowheads, enhanced Connector and Dimension tools, and the new Segment Dimension tool. The Mesh Fill tool has also been significantly improved to help users design multi-coloured filled objects with more fluid colour transitions. New web graphics tools enable users to work in bitmap mode directly within CorelDRAW, viewing detailed pixels, and the ability to preview their work before publishing online.

Reinvented colour Management System Ensures Accuracy and Accelerates Project Completion
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 represents a complete change in approach to colour management, assuring users accurate colour representation. The new Document (CorelDRAW) and Image (Corel PHOTO-PAINT) dockers allow users to save project-specific colours and to reuse colours from a previous project. In addition, eyedroppers have been added to several colour dialog boxes, colour palettes, and colour pickers, providing more convenient colour sampling opportunities.

Easy Output to Multiple Formats

With industry-leading file format compatibility, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 offers the flexibility today's designers need for outputting their work. The same design may be needed for Web banners, printed ads or brochures, and t-shirts, billboards or digital signs. In addition, the inclusion of SwiSH miniMax helps users create Web animations for Web production more easily than ever before.

Full-colour Guidebook and Video Tutorials Provide Insights and Inspiration to Jump Start Projects

It's easier than ever to get started with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, regardless of your experience level. The new full colour, hard-cover guidebook provides techniques and tips for users of all skill levels and offers a unique opportunity to learn from professional designers who use the suite in industries including fashion and jewelry design, book illustration, vehicle wrapping, and product packaging. The suite also comes with more than two hours of video tutorials.

"CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a vital part of my day-to-day workflow. With the numerous enhancements introduced in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, I now have an even more powerful tool to help me complete projects accurately and efficiently," said Michal Polák, owner of FRANCISDRAKE design studio. "It's clear that the Corel development team really listened to its users and worked with them to create the best CorelDRAW Graphics Suite yet."

What is Included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes CorelDRAW, an intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application; Corel PHOTO-PAINT, a professional image-editing application; Corel® PowerTRACE®, a utility to quickly and accurately convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics, and Corel® CAPTURE™, a one-click screen capture utility.

New to the suite is Corel CONNECT, a full-screen browser that lets users search the suite's digital content and/or their computer or local network to quickly find the perfect complement for a design. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 also includes many supporting applications, a wide variety of content, and in-depth training resources.

For more information about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 and to see a detailed list of new and enhanced features, please visit www.corel.com/coreldraw. To learn more about how CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is used worldwide, please visit the product's community site at http://coreldraw.com.


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is immediately available as an electronic download through www.corel.com. The boxed version of the suite is available immediately for preorder through Corel or through retailers including Amazon.com.

Caldera Announces Strategic Partnership with SwissQprint


Swissqprint Oryx

Caldera Graphics has announced a strategic partnership with SwissQprint for the supplying of production RIPs with the wide-format SwissQprint Oryx printer. SwissQprint is a young company having more than 10 years of experience in the business of UV printing and it brings to the market a new level in quality standards thanks to its Oryx offer.

Naturally, the company has investigated different RIP solutions to be proposed to Oryx end-users, and it appears after intensive tests that the Caldera solution is the only one to deliver such productivity and quality based on Linux or Mac platforms.

"It is important for SwissQprint to rely on a professional and quality driven solution that we provide the best of the potential of our printer" said Kilian Hinterman, senior product manager in SwissQprint. "Even more, the new features like APPE gives another advantage to become the caldera–swissQprint package to an unbeatable product."

The GrandRIP+ solution from Caldera ensures applications oriented on Added Value for every SwissQprint Oryx end-user in the field. Users are optimizing their printer output with the award winning Caldera solutions, which include exclusive features such as Tiling, Layout, Color Management, Multitasking & Automation.

"GrandRIP+ is today the reference solution when it is comes to UV applications. The SwissQprint Oryx printer represents a step forward in the recent evolution of that segment as it is strongly rising the level of quality and flexibility for print producer thanks to its scalability in the ink configuration that goes from simple CMYK over the additional Light colours up to White & Varnish; applications. Only GrandRIP+ from Caldera can cover such a spectrum," said Valery de March, OEM Manager of Caldera.


Test your Colour IQ on the New X-rite Website

X Rite Logo

X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, recently launched XritePhoto.com.  Designed for photographers as both a colour resource center and online community, the all-new website offers anyone involved in digital photography a robust and interactive learning resource, as well as a fun place to learn, explore, and exchange ideas as they relate to colour.

A virtual showcase for every level of photographer and interest, XritePhoto.com is designed to provide easy access to tips, tricks, tools and technology about colour management, and the impact colour has on the digital workflow. A good example is the online colour IQ test, an easy way for photographers to learn how well they see colour by dragging and dropping colour chips into order according to hue.  The site offers an instant test score, and is easy to share and pass along to colleagues and friends.

"We created XritePhoto.com as a true community resource where every photographer can access all things colour. Visitors can participate in our blog, test their colour vision, sign up for a webinar, access our colour experts, view educational videos, learn from our Coloratti pro community, or enter on-going contests, " states X-Rite's Strategic Marketing Director, Photo Liz Quinlisk.


A Virtual Community For All Things Colour

The community feel of XritePhoto.com comes from those who populate it, including many of the top shooters working today. Dubbed the X-Rite Coloratti, these pros are longtime supporters and implementers of colour managed workflows. The all-new site invites interactive participation from around the world, with multilingual landing pages, local-language webinars, and locally held events. In addition to the online color IQ test, other user-friendly tools that combine to create a robust learning environment include:

A blog that offers the perfect forum for idea and information exchanges, as well as finding colour workflow techniques that make colour simple.

"NTK – Need to Know" PDFs on popular colour topics such as technical "know how" from the experts.

Educational and Inspirational videos on photography and product usage from pro photographers.

Palette creation tools to easily create and share colour palettes.

Pages dedicated to the hottest trends, tips and technologies including:

  • Important issues like "the importance of monitor calibration,"
  • Key resources like "printer settings," and
  • X-Rite Colour Expert Support.

Easy product selection for "at a glance" comparisons.

In-depth product information, including related reviews, promotions and "where to buy"