macOS 11 Big Sur / 12 Monterey / Apple M1 chip compatibility

Apple have released their new macOS 11 Big Sur and macOS 12 Monterey operating systems, along with ARM-based Mac machines. The following is an FAQ for Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress users migrating to the new operating system. Is … Continue reading

Troubleshooting Dongles

Having a problem with your Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress dongle? Check our quick links to find a solution. If you continue having problems or can’t find a solution listed below, please contact Support. There are two different types of dongles … Continue reading

Version 9.0 Now Available

3rd March, 2022 – Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 9.0 has been released.

IMPORTANT – Version 9.0 has new minimum operating system requirements, including:

  • Windows 10 (64 bit) and above
  • Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) and above
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra and above

Confirm your OS is compatible before upgrading. Visit https://www.serendipity-software.com.au/products/system-requirements/version-compatibility for full details.

Some updates include:

  • Dark Mode for the Server and Client interface
  • Files with transparency supported
  • SVG file format now supported
  • Step and Repeat using a Studio Template
  • Create Text Frames in Studio
  • Screening simulation for SoftProof
  • Support for N-Colour Calcheck charts

Further information on enhancements and features can be found in the Blackmagic, Megarip and Veripress release notes.

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Softproof – Halfone Screening Simulation

Veripress / Serendipity Blackmagic (Soft Proofing Add-on) 9.0 adds halftone Screen Simulation for soft proofing. Screen Simulation applies a simulated halftone screen to the currently viewed softproof, allowing users to preview how the job will appear when output by a press … Continue reading

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Step and Repeat with Studio Templates

Serendipity Blackmagic and Megarip version 9.0 introduce the ability to use an existing Studio Template with a Jobticket for step and repeat processing, making it quick and easy to output batch jobs. When submitted, the file will be placed into each … Continue reading

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Software crash on macOS after upgrading to 9.0

In certain cases, users on macOS systems may encounter a software crash when starting the software after upgrading to Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 9.0. The crash can occur when upgrading from older (pre 8.1) software versions, and is … Continue reading

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Dark Theme – Serendipity Server and Client

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 9.0 adds a new Dark theme option for the Server window and the Serendipity Client interface. Theme is configured separately for the Server and Client. Available theme options are as follows: Light – Server … Continue reading

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Using Images with Transparent Backgrounds in Studio

Serendipity Blackmagic and Megarip version 9.0  introduces the ability to use images with a transparent background within the Studio application. Images with transparent backgrounds may be useful for overlaying elaborate text designs, or any image where a background is not to be printed … Continue reading

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