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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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Truespot – Spot / Special Colour Iteration for Soft Proofing

Veripress 7.1+ and the Blackmagic 7.1+ SoftProofing Add-on brings a spot/special colour iteration feature to soft proofing. The Truespot function in the Displays application uses an iterative process to measure and verify spot colours, optimising them for viewing on your soft proofing display. … Continue reading

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Truespot – Spot / Special Colour Iteration

Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1+ introduces a spot/special colour iteration function for your proofing workflow. The Truespot application uses an iterative process to print, measure and verify spot colours, optimising them for a specific proofing media. Truespot generates a custom Replace Colour Set that … 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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Using an SSD with a Cluster Node

Working Paths are the folders used by Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress Servers and Cluster Nodes to store and process jobs. Cluster Nodes use the following working path folders:- Spool – the folder to which jobs sent from the main … 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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Touch Console – Mac OS X settings

Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress users wishing to use the Touch Console application and touch screen on a Mac OS X platform will need to configure the operating system desktop environment. After installing and calibrating the touch screen and setting it’s … Continue reading

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Printer Status Monitor

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 6.0+ adds a Printer Status Monitor option to the Serendipity Client, allowing the QueueStatus module to display the current status, ink levels, warnings and error messages of a printer. Green, Orange and Red indicators show if the … Continue reading

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