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CalderaRIP V17 - What's new?

NEW OS support

macOS 14 Sonoma

Still supported:

  • macOS Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura
  • Linux Ubuntu 22.04
  • Linux Debian 10 Buster

More info


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Print Engine 6.2

Benefit from the best PDF technology

Version 17 integrates the newest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine to ensure optimal performance and accuracy when rendering all your design files. V6.2 follows the evolution of the Adobe Creative Suite and PDF specifications to maintain high performance.

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NEW print & cut drivers

Compared to the previous major version, CalderaRIP V17 includes more than 30 new drivers:

  • +24 new printer models supported

  • +6 new cutter models supported

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Spot Color library sharing

Now any created Spot Color library can be accessible through all users of the same RIP station, simplifying users' lives and improving the speed at which other workstations are ready for production.

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New features for CalderaCare users

CalderaCare is a set of additional and exclusive features, including all the major upgrades, premium training content and priority access to our technical support.


Now including one license of InkPerformer

Your CalderaCare subscription now includes one license of InkPerformer for one of your printers at a time.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.






Caldera REST API

(Accesible via CalderaDock 3.1 or later)

The REST API facilitates the integration of CalderaRIP with your webshop or ERP to enable a more efficient workflow. It opens the way for automatic job submission, job spooling, and job cost tracking.

Learn more about it with this dedicated section.


New SmartImport tag

For Textile Step&Repeat

Use the "repeat_y" metadata to set the desired number of vertical pattern repetitions for textile printing workflows or for automating wallpaper production.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.


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QuickPrints auto-naming

Save time exporting & sharing presets between your printers

When exporting a QuickPrint (the .xml file with printer settings), it will be named automatically with relevant information:​

  • Export_Printer_Preset_Date (only one preset selected)​
  • Export_Printer_Date (multiple presets selected)​

Bicubic Resampling

Print sharper images & details

When rescaling an image for large format applications, enable the bicubic resampling option to generate sharper details, avoid pixelated effects, and guarantee precise rendering.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.





Features that remain exclusive for CalderaCare users



Smart Import

Ease job submission and reduce manual errors

Smart Hotfolders can automatically extract metadata (like loading size, media, etc.) from the filename to ease production and speed up job submission.

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Automate your approval workflow using the RIP

Export TIFF proofs of your jobs after Ripping, and send them to your customers before production to avoid unwanted waste.

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⭐ New features now available for ALL users!

(Previously exclusive for CalderaCare subscribers)

DeltaE formula

EasyMedia settings

Choose the formula to measure the distance between colors in Easymedia, and achieve more accurate colors for all types of substrates!

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.




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New EasyMedia option

In EasyMedia, enable the Auto-smoothing option to improve the linearization curve and eliminate color measurement inaccuracies.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.


Pantone Formula Guide

LAB Library update

Access the latest PANTONE Solid Coated V5 and Solid Uncoated V5 colors directly in CalderaRIP to match precise brand colors in your daily operations.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.






Cut around bleed

Save time designing your canvas

When producing Canvas, use the new Cut around bleed feature to automatically generate a cut contour around the bleed of the canvas.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.


Duplicate HotFolders

Save time automating your workflow

Duplicate existing hotfolders with the same printing parameters, and configure them with a different folder path to create small variations of your flow in just a few clicks, enhancing automation possibilities.

Learn more about it with this dedicated article.




For the exhaustive list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please refer to CalderaRIP V17 - Changelog

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