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Articles relating to printing

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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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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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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Epson HTM drivers for Mac OS X 32-bit mode only

Certain legacy Epson HTM printer drivers for Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip on Mac OS X are only available when the Server is running in 32-bit mode*. Here is a list of the drivers:- Epson Stylus Pro 11880 / PX-20000 with … 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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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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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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