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  • Megarip is a high speed raster image processor (RIP) designed for the digital photographic, exhibition, photo canvas, outdoor display and screen print industries.

    Built around a cutting-edge colour management system, Megarip is packed with features and applications created for photographers, design professionals and anyone who needs consistent, high quality prints from desktop through to grand format printers.

    Megarip is the total solution for turning fi les into prints, made to seamlessly fi t into your workfl ow and fulfi l all your output needs, big and small.

    There’s a Megarip edition suited to any photographic, design or production environment, each capable of accepting select fi les in the following formats: TIFF, JPEG, PSD, PNG, Scitex CT, Serendipity Blackmagic Image plus composite Postscript (Level 3) - PS, EPS and PDF.

    Megarip - we print your vision

    Megarip Raster Edition Designed for professional photographers with unlimited vision. Beautiful colour managed prints output to large format inkjet printers.

    Megarip Screen Print Designed for the screen printing industry. Total access to colour management features with full colour screen previews of CMYK but with exclusively black plate output.

    Megarip C5 Streamlined user-friendly interface. Built around a cutting edge colour management system, C5 includes features and applications created for photographers, design professionals and users of large and grand format inkjet printers.

    Megarip Pro Perfect for design studios, the short-run poster market, or for producing eye-catching exhibition material. Megarip Pro has all the features of the other editions and accepts all supported fi le formats.

  • Colour Management System Professional photographers, design studios, production and screen printers should have access to the latest in colour management technology. Megarip is built on the same full 16-bit engine that powers Serendipity Software’s world class Blackmagic and Veripress proofi ng systems.

    Megarip’s colour management system is ICC v4.2 compliant, utilising paper profi ling and a selection of advanced ink limiting and linearisation techniques to ensure your images are committed to paper, vinyl or canvas exactly as you envision them.

    16-bit colour control faithfully reproduces vivid, realistic landscapes and subtle fl esh tones. Sophisticated grey balancing maintains all the nuance and drama of black and white images, creating deeper blacks and bright highlights.

    Black Point Compensation converts the full dynamic range of your photographs to your printer’s gamut, maintaining the contrast and fi ne shadow detail of the source image.

    16-bit from Pixel to Paper Megarip performs all functions and processing in true 16-bit - from imaging and colour management through to scaling, screening and rendering.

    Photographers and designers working with RAW-sourced image fi les know that 16-bit processing provides over 250 times the colour depth of 8-bit processing.

    This gives Megarip fi ner colour control and allows it to calculate the differences between black and white, light and dark with far greater accuracy. The result - high precision image reproduction, smoother transitions into highlight and shadows and elimination of visual banding in gradients.

    This improved render quality means images print the way they are designed and that photographs print with lifelike colour, tonality and depth.

    Grey Balancing Neutral grey balance has long been a goal in printing. Creating grey tones without any colour cast using a CMYK (or simulated RGB) printer ink set has been a task left to ICC profi les with varying results depending on printing conditions.

    Megarip’s linearisation methods are designed to balance your printers CMY or RGB grey output while calibrating its ink channels. Megarip does the heavy lifting before you create your ICC profi le giving the profi ling software room to fi ne-tune your grey output.

    The result - optimal grey balanced prints.

  • RGB Support For photographers requiring wide gamut printing, Megarip allows fi les to be rendered in RGB using industry standard ICC profi les and rendering intents.

    Megarip also supports RGB print modes for supported RGB-enabled printers, using RGB output ICC profi les and custom grey-balance focused linearisation.

    Studio and Canvas Wrap Studio is an easy to use application enabling users to place images and plan layouts before committing to print. Jobs can be placed at native size or into confi gurable frames, resized, rotated, cropped, moved or copied.

    Photographers can take advantage of Studio’s multi-drop feature, creating templates for drag and drop image duplication. A Step and Repeat function allows an image to be duplicated to fi ll available media space with a few simple clicks.

    Auto-arrange shuffl es images to use the least amount of printer media, with or without automatic image rotation.

    Grand format and fl atbed printers can use Studio to keep track of every millimetre of print media. A cloaking feature shades and locks images in the layout as they are printed allowing new jobs to be placed in unused areas with no risk of overprinting.

    Studio’s integrated Canvas Wrap enables photo canvas printers to create and store framing templates fi nished with gallery style, mirrored or coloured edges. Frame size, stretcher bar width and back fold are all confi gurable as are image rotation and frame fi t methods. Simply drag and drop to print images and photos ready for professional mounting.

    Billboards are a breeze. Use Studio’s built-in tiling feature to set the size of the billboard and create a tile grid with overlaps based on the print media. Place an image on the grid, print and the billboard is ready to hang.

  • Printing Megarip provides several methods to submit jobs for print, suited to different environments and workfl ows. Images can be submitted directly or Megarip can automatically process and print jobs placed into a DropFolder. For those who like to keep it simple, drag and drop a fi le onto a DropSpot for instant output to a calibrated printer setup.

    Render Effects Megarip features a range of rendering effects including mirroring and rotation, intelligent image fi tting and scaling, cropmarks and borders, unsharp masking plus tiling for large posters or billboards.

    Apply a watermark to protect your copyright, add cut marks compatible with supported commercial cutters, or place a company logo anywhere around a job.

    SoftProof The SoftProof application uses ICC colour management of the monitor to display colour accurate previews at full output resolution before committing to print.

    Screen Printing Megarip features a screen print mode, designed for printing fi lm separations with an inkjet printer. Files are separated into individual plates and each plate is printed as a black separation with halftone dots applied at the defi ned screen angle for each colour.

    Users have the option of combining two or more overlaid inks for each plate to increase the density or alter the hue of the output fi lm separations.

    Screen frequency, dot shape and screening angles can be defi ned and plates printed using standard halftone screening or Megarip’s Supercell mode which produces better dot shape and higher quality output.

    Media and print confi gurations can be added as standard Windows or Mac OS X printer destinations, allowing desktop design applications to print directly to Megarip. Printing to network printers is easy - Megarip supports multiple network protocols including Bonjour/Zeroconf.

    Megarip also features Airprint wireless printing from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. There’s no software or drivers to install, simply select the device from the printer list, dial in the number of copies and watch it go.

  • Total Printer Control Megarip uses a paper profi ling system that individually characterises print media based on colourspace, output resolution, printer ink set and the paper being used.

    Users can access and select which dots will be fi red by the printhead for each ink channel, choose from a number of intelligent ink limiting methods and linearise a printer based on a customisable set of gradation curve points.

    Paper profi ling gets the most out of your printers available gamut allowing accurate reproduction of wide gamut photographic images and Pantone colours used by popular desktop design packages.

    Control of the printhead and ink limiting also means a paper profi le can be optimised to use the least amount of ink to achieve the colour densities required - important for businesses looking to reduce ink costs.

    Nesting Effi cient use of media resources has a direct effect on a business’ bottom-line. Megarip allows users to make the most of available print media with its Nesting feature.

    Using automatic nesting, print queues are set to collect, intelligently arrange and auto-rotate incoming jobs to best use the space available on your media, minimising waste. Nesting can be confi gured according to percentage of sheet coverage, number of jobs, minimum or maximum media length, idle wait time, or can be initiated at any time.

    Load Balancing Megarip effi ciently manages output to multiple printers by tracking the number of jobs assigned to each device, their total print area, progress status and print time.

    Load balancing uses this information to allocate incoming jobs to the printer able to print them fi rst. This feature also allows jobs to be o

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