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NEW PRODUCTS By ST Staff Product Showcase: RIPs Roland PC and MAC RIPs Steve Aust ST's Senior Associate Editor. has been a member of its editorial staff since 2000. His work emphasizes vinyl graphics, architectural and environmental graphics, and 3-D signage. Roland DGA (Irvine, CA) offers its Roland VersaWorks™ RIP (for Roland devices) that features a true Adobe® PostScript 3 RIP, the Adobe CPSI 3019 engine, an easy-to-use interface, plus embedded ICC profile support, ink-level adjustment tools, proofing capabilities, error diffusion and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. It also features a spot-color replacement tool, a predictive ink calculator, PANTONE® spot color libraries, variable-data printing, perforated cut lines and the Roland Color system for accurately reproducing spot colors. VersaWorks will support for up to four Roland devices simultaneously. For Mac users, Roland offers its 64-bit, Rolandprintstudio (RPS) RIP software for the Mac OS X operating system that allows Mac computer owners to control productionprocesses for Roland printers, printer/cutters and standalone cutters. The Adobe PDF Print Engine RIP renders artwork using native Adobe functionality to streamline the RIP print-and-cut process, or to RIP, print and cut on two devices simultaneously. Other features comprise a custom-color function, standard color libraries, Pantone color swatches, a grommet-placement tool and a module for creating custom ICC profiles. (800) 542-2307, Caldera Mac-compatible RIP Caldera's (Strasbourg, France; Burnsville, MN) V10 RIP functions on the Mac (10.8 Mountain Lion to 10.10 Yosemite) or Linux (Caldera Debian 1.1 and 2.x) platforms and supports the company's GRANDRIP+, VISUALRIP+ and VISUALRIP software. Version 10 comprises Adobe System's latest PDF Print Engine (APPE), 3.3, and features automatic updates, an online media-profile library, grommet marking, QR code finishing instructions, nesting and PRINTBOARD HTML5 web standards that allow you to remotely view production data. (612) 216-5212, Ext. 3, CADlink V3 RIP CADlink Technology Corp. (Ottawa, ON, Canada) offers its Digital Factory V3 RIP software that features UV-cure, print workflow, .bmp and vector-file support, .pdf and .eps workflow and a color-management system for white-ink and clearcoat treatments. It also features production plug-ins, direct printing from any design application and an automated, black-background aspect that blends black artwork components into black substrates. In addition, it will print directly from any design application or you can drag and drop files directly to Digital Factory queues. (800) 545-9581, 52 SIGNS OF THE TIMES June 2016 SAi FLEXIprint and Flexi Sign & Print, SAi (Salt Lake City) offers its SAi FLEXIprint, a native .pdf RIP that can drive two wide-format printers simultaneously and handle print and print-and-cut wide-format jobs from one application. The RIP provides scale, crop, tile, color correction, nesting, job presets, grommet placement, bleed and step-and-repeat tools, plus an automated underbase for metallic- and white-ink applications. In addition, it will automatically match Pantone® spot colors. SAi also offers its Flexi Sign & Print software for both cutvinyl and digitally printed sign systems that features numerous tools for drawing, type manipulation and digital-image processing. (801) 478-1900,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - June 2016

Signs of the Times - June 2016
Columns & Departments
ST Update
Technology Update
Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Signs to Millenials
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review - The Summa F Series F2630 Flatbed Cutter/Router
Technology Review - The Durst Rhotex 180 TR
Shop Opps
Sign Museum News
New Products
Second Generation
Undertaking Monumental Tasks
The Light of Our Lives
Cool Digital Printers
Enter ST’s Vehicle Graphics Contest
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - June 2016