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Articles relating to Tutorials (How To’s)

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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Borderless Printing on the Epson SC-P600 / SC-P800

To configure Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip for Borderless Printing to cut sheet paper on the Epson SC-P600 and Epson SC-P800, use the following steps:- Media settings In the Output Settings panel: tick the Cut Sheet checkbox select the paper size … Continue reading

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Client and Server Backup / Restore

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 6.0+ include Client and Server Backup/Restore functions in addition to standard database backup. The Serendipity Client and Server applications are able to be completely backed-up via Help menu options. Used in conjunction with the … 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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Spot Colour merging in RGB

Serendipity Blackmagic / Veripress 6.0+ users now have the option to display and merge spot colours in Softproof in an RGB colour space. Merging spot colours in RGB can result in significantly better on-screen colour matches.         … Continue reading

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Archive (.sdb) Files – opening using Mac OS X Finder or Windows / Linux File Explorer

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 6.0+ adds the ability to open Serendipity Archive (.sdb) files using native operating system contextual (right-click) menus. Opening Archive (.sdb) files On any computer running the Serendipity Client, select a Serendipity Archive (.sdb) file, … Continue reading

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Submit files using Mac OS X Finder and Windows File Explorer

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress version 6.0+ include computer operating system integration, adding contextual (right-click) menu options for submitting files to the Serendipity Client. Submitting Files On any computer running the Serendipity Client, select one or more files, then right-click. … 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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How to create a Calcheck Chart (version 6.0+)

Calcheck Charts are used by the Calcheck and Displays applications in Blackmagic and Veripress to colour verify printed output or displays for softproofing. The two most common methods used to create a Calcheck Chart are to either import a defined … Continue reading

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