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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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Adding Job Special Colours to Calcheck Charts

Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1+ includes an Include Job Colours option in Jobticket. When enabled, the option automatically appends job spot colours to the Calcheck Chart assigned to print with the job, allowing them to be verified. To enable Include Job Colours: Open the Workbench … Continue reading

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Paper Profile – a single paper density patch for 7.1+

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 7.1+ simplifies the measurement of Paper Profile density patches. The Measurement Window, activated using the Measure Patches button in Paper Profile, now requires only one paper patch – Patch 1 in the first ink channel – to … Continue reading

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Assign Pagesize – Render Effect

Serendipity Blackmagic 7.0.01 introduced the Assign Pagesize render effect to Jobticket. The effect assigns any jobs submitted using the Jobticket to an output page size based on nearest – less than or equal to – fit according to its dimensions. Output … Continue reading

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Publishing a Pagesetup via IPP on Mac OS X

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress Pagesetups can be published as Mac OS X system printer destinations to allow jobs to be easily submitted via the Print option of third party software or design packages. Jobs printed to a published … Continue reading

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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 / 4000 / 6000 Driver Setup

Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 / PRO-4000 / PRO-6000 (PRO-520 / PRO-540 / PRO-560) printers store driver settings, paper type and print mode information internally. Before Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip can use the printer drivers, this media configuration data needs to be … Continue reading

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Epson HTM drivers for Mac OS X 32-bit mode only

Certain legacy Epson HTM printer drivers for Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip on Mac OS X are only available when the Server is running in 32-bit mode*. Here is a list of the drivers:- Epson Stylus Pro 11880 / PX-20000 with … Continue reading

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Paper Profile – Ink Separation Control

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 6.0.01 includes an improvement to Ink Separation Control in Paper Profiles, allowing greater control over the influence of light and standard inks across printer process ink channels. Separation Control tab The Separation Control tab displays graph … Continue reading

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