Caldera is one of the most popular RIPs for large format digital printers, but its product portfolio also contains a whole range of workflow components. We have tested the new Caldera GrandRIP+ version 11.1 and are thoroughly impressed.
When you read the technical specifications for a large format printing device it's more likely than not that you will see Caldera listed as one of the suggested digital front ends, as an alternative to the native printer driver from that manufacturer. The list of supported printers includes in all 117 different manufacturers, with a total of more than 1,100 devices between them.
Caldera was acquired by the USA-based Dover Group, manufacturer of textile printers, among other things, in April this year. But if anyone fears or suspects that this will change Calderas present commitment to support many devices, independent of make or model, they can be assured it will not. The Caldera RIPs and other modules are built to integrate into many types of workflows, and will continue to do so with Dover as the new owner.