French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced a range of new technologies and product updates to be showcased at this year’s ITMA. The company will be exhibiting a new version of TextilePro, its production suite for textile printing, along with developments in the SportsFactory E2E web-to-workflow solution and Kit Builder custom clothing designer software, and will be demonstrating automation via Nexio. ITMA will take place in Barcelona, between 20 and 26 June, and Caldera will be in booth H3-B105.
With the release of Version 12.1, TextilePro now features a range of new additions that focus on improving processing speeds and providing a more intuitive user experience.New textile enhancements includes RotationBoost, which saves time on the rotation of huge raster files, making the Caldera rotation algorithm 30% faster than its competitors and Caldera Snapshots, for backing up the installation folder and restoring previously saved backups.
Exclusively for CalderaCare users, CalderaJobs can ensure exact color reproduction of old jobs by archiving and re-importing jobs, CxF/4 spot color libraries import allows to reproduce D65/10 degrees spot colors, and the latest version also incorporates InkPerformer V3, which can lead to ink savings of up to 30%.
Caldera SportsFactory is a comprehensive solution which offers bespoke workflow building to enable users to create their ideal E2E digital workflow. After debuting at FESPA in 2018, the suite delivers capability in project assessment and scoping, inventory of deliverables, planning and budgeting. By working together with strategic partners, Caldera has implemented standardized digital printing set-ups tailored to provide color management, workflow and bi-directional business data between brands and in-house or external print contractors. This results in a comprehensive solution, from the E-commerce storefront to the print file creation and transfer, and color management functions.
Kit Builder is a new fully-customizable clothing designer software that allows customers to design garments with a range of options specified by the provider – including colors, logos, text and embellishments. The result is faster design times, increased sales and fewer production mistakes.
Also on show at Caldera’s ITMA stand will be Nexio – a program that connects the Caldera RIP with third party programs to increase the number automated sequences in the workflow. Production times are reduced, along with errors and costs, while JDF job reports allow for production performance analysis which can fuel operational development and enhance profitability.
According to Sébastien Hanssens, VP Marketing, Operations and IT, “Caldera already has an important number of key customers who specialize in textile printing, and the number continues to grow. We work with producers of sportswear, team uniforms, fashion and home décor, and we will continue to develop products and projects for this important sector of the market.”
Caldera will also be highlighting the recently-launched CalderaCare at ITMA. This is a new customer service agreement that gives clients access to routine maintenance and technical support, along with software updates and enhancements. The scheme offers one, two or three-year contracts and is open to all users of Caldera RIP products. The aim of the subscription is to give users the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have someone to turn to when software issues arise. Commenting on its launch, Sébastien Hanssens said, “CalderaCare is one of our most important initiatives. Providing the best possible support to our users shows our commitment to the customer experience.”