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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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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 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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Configuring N-Colour Media and Paper Profiles for printers with custom ink sets

Serendipity Blackmagic and Megarip 5.4.02 added a new NColour Ink Configuration function allowing users to profile printers loaded with non-standard replacement ink sets. The interface can define a customised printer ink set including ink colours, light inks and device spot … Continue reading

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Using Advanced Black & White Photo Mode for Epson HTM Media

Serendipity Blackmagic and Megarip support the Advanced Black & White Photo Mode available to particular Epson printer models using HTM or EPD (Epson Precision Dot) drivers. Advanced Black & White mode can be used to produced both neutral and toned … Continue reading

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