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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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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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Jobticket

Jobticket is a new database item added to the Workbench database in Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 6.0. Existing users upgrading to v6.0 should also refer to the Pagesetup changes in version 6.0 knowledge base article. Jobtickets consist of … Continue reading

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Pagesetup changes in version 6.0

Existing users upgrading to Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 6.0 will notice changes to Pagesetups in the Workbench database and the addition of a new Data Type – Jobticket. Jobtickets consist of the configurable options, formerly part of Pagesetup, … Continue reading

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How to Create a DotGain Curve (version 6.0+)

DotGain Curves are assigned to a Blackmagic/Veripress proofing Pagesetup to represent or compensate for press or platesetter dot gain. DotGain Curves can be created manually by a click and drag method, by entering individual input and output points, by entering … Continue reading

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How to Calcheck a Job (version 6.0+)

The following procedure details how to Calcheck (colour verify) a job by attaching a chart to the print, then measuring it via the Calcheck Job option in the contextual (right-click) menu of the QueueManager. Select the Jobticket to be used to … Continue reading

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Jobticket Calcheck Chart does not Print (version 6.0+)

A Calcheck Chart has been assigned to the Jobticket using the Print Calcheck option in the Colour Management tab of Jobticket… …but some jobs print without a Calcheck Chart at the bottom. Why? In most circumstances, the chart doesn’t print … Continue reading

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How To Calculate Size Correction (version 6.0+)

Size Correction may be used when dimensions of printed jobs do not precisely match the dimensions of submitted files. It is used to compensate for media/paper stretch or printer feed by increasing or decreasing the width and/or height of jobs … Continue reading

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Black Point Compensation (version 6.0+)

Users may periodically find that the dark areas of a photographic print appear murky and lacking shadow detail when compared to the digital source image. The Black Point Compensation feature is useful when printing images from large gamut sources such … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate a Printer (version 6.0+)

The following is a step-by-step guide to the methods used to achieve ISO calibrated output using Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip version 6.0+. The setup described below is for an Epson 7900 being calibrated to a Fogra 39 standard. Linearisation Curves will be generated using … Continue reading

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