Hewlett Packard Company - 1/29/2008
HP Advances Designjet Z6100 RIP Certification Program with ColorGATE
Palo Alto, CA - January 29, 2007 - HP today announced that its new RIP certification initiative for the new HP
Designjet Z6100 Printer series has tested and certified the ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER5 and SCP
Software reprocontrol.net, extending the number of software options for HP large-format customers. These
certifications continue HP’s process of aligning essential user performance expectations and the unique
capabilities of the printer series for a wide range of large-format printing applications. In addition to compatibility
assurance, customers have even more flexibility and choice in Raster Image Processor (RIP) and workflow
Now with in excess of eight certified RIP solutions, the HP Designjet Z6100 Certification Program is the industry’s
first RIP certification program for third-party vendors that provide graphics professionals, print service providers
and technical designers working in color-critical environments with enhanced compatibility and confidence in
the complete solution. Specifically, the ColorGATE and SCP software products provide high levels of
functionality and interoperability to users with their advanced workflow solutions.
"The addition of two further products from ColorGATE and SCP to HP Designjet Z6100 RIP Certification
Program’s demonstrates that they also share our commitment to delivering an enhanced user experience for our
HP Designjet customers," said Enrique Lores, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing
Division, HP. "The addition of these software products ensures that customers have more options with thoroughly
tested solutions that offer assured compatibility and reliability."
RIPs that have achieved certified status carry the unique Certified for HP Designjet Z6100 designation.
Certification tests for the HP Designjet Z6100 include print quality, throughput performance and other important
characteristics of printer management and job handling. Certified RIPs also offer profiles for a range of HP media
ColorGATE is the first independent software vendor to have achieved top marks in all areas, representing the
highest level of functional integration between the RIP solution and the HP Designjet Z6100.
"When we started our driver development for the HP Designjet Z6100 our goal was to create the ideal
complementary RIP product to work with the device,"said Thomas Kirschner, Managing Director, ColorGATE
Digital Output Solutions GmbH. "Everyone at ColorGATE is extremely pleased that HP acknowledges this
achievement by certifying our PRODUCTIONSERVER5 with the highest possible rating."
In addition SCP Software’s reprocontrol.net workflow management system now offers a complete solution that
allows users a flexible and productive solution for all print-for-pay and in-house reprographic tasks.
"We have been very impressed with the innovative aspects of the HP Designjet Z6100, such as the built in
spectrophotometer, and as a result of our involvement in the certification process we believe users will benefit
from increased system robustness, productivity and quality gains." said Petra Brooker, managing director, SCP
This certification program expands HP’s already extensive solution development program, which provides
third-party software developers access to hardware, Software Development Kits (SDKs) and additional resources
to assist in the creation of solutions that are compatible with HP large-format printers.