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Caldera - 7/7/2009

Caldera announces new strategic partnership with KIP

Caldera Graphics, the French software editor leader in large format imaging and production workflow has 
announced a strategic partnership with KIP Europe for the supplying of production RIPs with the wide format 
KIP Color KC80 color laser printer for imaging applications.

With this printer, KIP has the ambition to revolutionize wide format color printing in large quantities, a domain 
where inkjet technology is a slower and more expensive solution. The KIP Color KC80 and its 4 color laser 
technology are unique on the market, and targeting not only blue-black poster applications or posters in ppc or 
glossy coated. Many substrates are being validated which will increase of the range of possible applications of 
this printer.

"It was important for KIP to rely on a professional RIP like Caldera for better targeting the graphic art potential 
of the KIP Color 80. This innovative product will revolutionize wide format printing on problems such as client 
print delays (210m/hour) and printing costs (4 to 5 times less than ink jet)" says Patrick Gomez, Sales and 
Marketing manager KIP Europe

The GrandRIP+ software solution from Caldera ensures application oriented added value to Kip Europe clients, 
which rests on the strong experience of the French editor in the domain of imaging: color management, tiling, 
layout, spooler management, task automation…. This enables the printer to offer its clients an extended panel 
of features.

According to Valery De March, OEM Director of Caldera Graphics, "We not only address clients who want to 
print maps and blueprints, but rather those that want to do color imaging in large quantities. To respond to the 
technical specifics of the KIP Color KC80and its laser technology, we have developed a specific screening for 
this machine. The output results and feedback from clients are excellent."

The Caldera GrandRIP+ - KC80 solution has already been set-up with success at many European digital printers, 
such as Pixart in Italy, who were searching for a solution which would enable them with one single RIP to manage 
their production on various types of machines, including solvent and UV technologies, as well as the new KIP 
Color KC80.

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