Eizo CG279X / CG319X Calibration Settings

When calibrating Eizo CG279X and CG319X monitors for Softproofing in Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress and Blackmagic, we recommend the following Displays application settings:- Brightness: 180 cd/m2 Whitepoint: D50 (5000K) Gamma: 2.2 Options: Use Hardware Calibration or Use Self Calibration Instrument: Eizo CG279X … Continue reading

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Honour Embedded Screening

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 7.1.01+ features an Honour embedded screening function in the Jobticket > Postscript / PDF Options panel. When active, this option extracts the screen angles and frequency (LPI) values embedded in supported Adobe separated postscript files, using … Continue reading

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Create a Job Genie with Plate Versions (7.1.01+)

Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress 7.1.01+ adds job plate version recognition to Job Genie functionality. Previously, if a RIP setup (with an assigned Job Genie) detected new plate file versions, the files were polled, displayed in the RIPMonitor, and submitted for proofing … Continue reading

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Proof Lock – ensure calibrated and colour verified soft proofing

Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress 7.1.01+ includes a Proof Lock feature in Client Settings. Proof Lock allows Veripress / Blackmagic (w/Soft Proofing Add-on) system administrators to configure the Serendipity Client to disable the SoftProof window when the display needs calibration, or has failed to meet … Continue reading

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macOS Mojave 10.14 – 64-bit only

IMPORTANT – read this before upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14 Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress versions 5.4.03 and above are compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14 macOS 10.14 is a 64-bit only operating system and no longer supports 32-bit software. As such, … Continue reading

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Retain Pure Black

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip uses an ICC-based colour management system. When created, output ICC profiles use combinations of all available printer ink channels to define colours within the printer’s gamut. All colours output, including solid process colours – cyan, magenta, yellow … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate a Printer using CMYK printer screening mode

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip includes manufacturer ‘Printer’s Screening’ or ‘HTM’ (half tone module) drivers for many printer models. Printer screening drivers utilise manufacturer designed LUTs (look up tables) to control the printer’s output. In addition, these LUTs utilise the extra … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate a Printer using RGB mode

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip includes manufacturer ‘Printer’s Screening’ or ‘HTM’ (half tone module) drivers for many printer models. Printer screening drivers utilise manufacturer designed LUTs (look up tables) to control the printer’s output. In addition, these LUTs utilise the extra … Continue reading

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Sentinel Dongle Driver BUG FIX for Windows 10 feature update 1803

The Windows 10 – Feature Update version 1803 caused the Sentinel Dongle Driver used by our legacy Sentinel Superpro Dongles to not work correctly. Sentinel Superpro Dongle users will be unable to start their Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 7.1.01 … Continue reading

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Lab & RGB Spot Colours in PDF files

Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress 7.1+ feature improved PDF spot colour handling. Lab and RGB special colours defined in PDF files are now recognised and processed using the PDF values when the colours are not listed in the Special Colour Set. PDF … Continue reading

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