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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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Sentinel Dongle Driver BUG FIX for Windows 10 feature update 1803

The Windows 10 – Feature Update version 1803 caused the Sentinel Dongle Driver used by our legacy Sentinel Superpro Dongles to not work correctly. Sentinel Superpro Dongle users will be unable to start their Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 7.1.01 … 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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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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