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Articles relating to Tutorials (How To’s)

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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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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