Workbench – Database Utility

In addition to the database backup provided by the Archives application and Server backup function, the Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 8.0+ Workbench keeps its own backup and item version storage. In day-to-day use, the Server maintains the Workbench … Continue reading

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Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 8.0 – Sentinel Dongles

IMPORTANT NOTE for existing Sentinel Dongle users upgrading to Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 8.0. As of version 8.0, legacy Sentinel Dongle users must now start the product Server application using the following executable files:- WINDOWS …/Serendipity/Serendipity Blackmagic/bin/bmagic-compat.exe … Continue reading

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Calibrating a Monitor for Soft Proofing

The following is a guide to calibrating a display for colour accurate soft proofing in Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress Display calibration uses these Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress applications: Workbench Calcheck Chart Press SoftProof Displays requires this data to be imported: … Continue reading

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Output – assigning a Media

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip gives users the option to assign a Media to an Output (printer destination) as part of their print workflow. Why assign a Media to my Output? As a workflow control method and a safeguard against potential paper waste. If a … Continue reading

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Configuring Automatic Duplexing

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip supports a number of inkjet-based office document printers, providing colour management and duplex output for multi-page PDF and postscript document files. The Duplex option is available in the Workbench > Output for supported printers, and is designed … Continue reading

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Job Image Failure – duplicate job ID

In certain circumstances, users running a Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress server with one or more additional Cluster Nodes may encounter a job Imaging Failure caused by a duplicate job ID. Duplicate job IDs only occur on rare occasions, caused by … Continue reading

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Server Email Notifications

Did you know the Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress Server can be configured to send email notifications of system events? Available Notifications cover several categories from critical server or job failures, to remaining printer media messages. When the function is … Continue reading

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Jobticket SoftProof Options – Default Press

Veripress / Serendipity Blackmagic w/Soft Proofing Add-on 7.1.02+ adds a Default Press option to Jobtickets used for soft proofing. When a Default Press is assigned, any jobs submitted via the Jobticket will open in the SoftProof window using that Press, … Continue reading

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Sentinel Dongle Driver – macOS 10.13.x / 10.14.x / 10.15.x App Security permission

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress users with Sentinel dongles may encounter the following messages when starting the Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress Server immediately after software installation or after a macOS 10.13.x or 10.14.x Security Update: After a fresh install … Continue reading

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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: 150-170 cd/m2 Whitepoint: D50 (5000K) Gamma: 2.2 Options: Use Hardware Calibration or Use Self Calibration Instrument: Eizo CG319X … Continue reading

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