Caldera RIP Version 11

The newest version of Caldera's award-winning software is ready to let RIP!


Armed with APPE 4, available on Mac and Linux OS in multiple languages, V11 speeds up image processing and improves organization for wide-format print businesses of all kinds.

What is Caldera V11?

To mark the company’s 25th anniversary, this new version of Caldera’s pioneering RIP software brings more power and possibility to the printing process. New to V11 are enhanced color control, better file preparation and massively improved RIP speeds. Designed for quality and built for power, V11 truly enables you to print without limitations and to stretch your production goals further than you thought possible.

Who should use V11?

V11 is a powerful RIP solution for printers of all sizes using digital ink-jet. Whether you’re using wide-format for specialist production or high volume, Caldera V11 will make your operations more cost effective, whatever your hardware configuration.

What are the benefits of V11?

Print Bleed

Caldera V11 introduces our PrintBleed pixel cloning technology to improve the edge finish of canvases and edge-to-edge or shaped prints. PrintBleed opens a new route to total accuracy for print-and-cut textile, industrial and fine art work. It avoids white borders along cutting edges by replicating pixels, meaning patterns and masks are processed with razor-sharp precision for outstanding results.

Caldera Print Bleed

Powerful color control

The Caldera suite’s reputation for extensive color management grows further in V11, with the adoption of the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4) and a raft of other features.

  • V11 harnesses the full power APPE 4 to create even smoother shades and smoother gradients than previous versions, plus extended spot color handling.
  • Superb color correction in V11 now includes primary colors and allows for last-minute modifications in RGB and process ink modes.
  • Using APPE, V11 expands the number of spot color channels from 21 to an 127 spot colors in PDFs.
  • With Print&Import, print targets for complex media and import measurements to build accurate profiles for improved handling of metals, carpets, furs and other non-standard substrates.

Advanced technologies

The core RIP engine behind Caldera V11 offers a range of powerful features to speed up and simplify your production process.

  • V11 draws maximum power from your computer hardware by using the OpenCL language, enabling it to exchange print data with system elements more efficiently.
  • Parallel Processing reduces RIP times through intelligent CPU and GPU use.
  • V11’s algorithms make the most of this capacity, increasing throughput to take advantage of print clusters, high-speed digital presses and industrial production.

Synchronize drivers, profiles and updates

With its new Sync & Deploy feature, V11 has the ability to synchronize printer drivers, media profiles and version updates across your production set-up. The result is reduced installation time, with the configuration sent to multiple stations.

Creative ink customization

Process inks and specials like varnish, metallic and white are streamlined in prepress so you can deploy consistently across different printers in no time at all.

Save time in finishing

V11 Trim-O-Matik Combine takes the trouble out of finishing by combining trimmer marks with cut or crop marks, annotations and codes within the RIP, keeping you organized to save time at the end of your production process.

Integrate your software workflow

Many print houses are pulling their different software modules (ERP, CRM, invoicing, quoting...) together into a single workflow. V11 contains new features for communicating job information between software suites using Caldera Nexio, giving you complete and correct JDF job ticketing for advanced connectivity.

More Power, More Potencial

Designed to make your life easier and your production faster, the new V11 raises the barriers that stand between you and printing without limits.

Caldera Awards

Wide-Format Imaging Readers Choice Awards

  • Top product RIP software: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008
  • Top product workflow software: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Top product color management software: 2014, 2010, 2009
  • Top product Web-to-Print: 2018
  • Best overall product: 2010, 2009, 2008


  • Best software award: 2013
  • Best innovative product software: 2012
  • Best innovative green product: 2012

Digital Printing & Imaging Association

  • Outstanding service award: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Best Software Product of the Year: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2002

Image Reports – Angel Award

  • RIP of the year: 2007

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