Category Archives: Workbench

Articles relating to the Workbench application within the Serendipity Client

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 / PRO-4000 Driver Setup

Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 / PRO-4000 (PRO-520 / PRO-540) 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 collected from the printer. … Continue reading

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Paper Profile – Ink Separation Control

Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 6.0.01 includes an improvement to Ink Separation Control in Paper Profiles, allowing greater control over the influence of light and standard inks across printer process ink channels. Separation Control tab The Separation Control tab displays graph … 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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Media Catalogue – downloading, creating and modifying Media

Media Catalogue is an integrated feature that allows Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip 6.0+ users to access Serendipity Software’s online database of Media configurations. Media can be downloaded and added to the Workbench database; used to modify an existing Pagesetup; or … 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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Pagesetup changes in version 6.0

Existing users upgrading to Serendipity Blackmagic / Megarip / Veripress 6.0 will notice changes to Pagesetups in the Workbench database and the addition of a new Data Type – Jobticket. Jobtickets consist of the configurable options, formerly part of Pagesetup, … 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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