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 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: 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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