Caldera - 11/18/2009
Caldera Wins SGIA 2009 Software Product of the Year Award with RIP
Caldera was awarded DPI Best Product of the Year Award for its RIP product line with the Adobe Print Engine
at the SGIA 09 in New Orleans. This award identifies the pre-eminent products in the digital graphics field,
those that clearly provide new definition of the industry technology and recognizes outstanding products that
have impacted 2009 and will impact 2010.
“We are very excited to have won this year the DPI "Best Product of the Year" award. By awarding us, the
SGIA corroborated our vision that Wide Format Imaging needs to move forward to more industrial printing
output and move closer to the pre-press standards. Our strategic partnership with Abobe for the APPE is the
first building block towards bringing our clients towards faster and better workflow through quality consistent
software.” says Joseph Mergui, CEO and President Caldera.
The Caldera’s new RIP software solution powered by Adobe PDF Print Engine allows PDF files to be rendered
natively, without conversion to postscript, helping to ensure that complex designs and effects, even variable
content (PDF/VT) elements and transparencies, are efficiently and reliably reproduced. Caldera is the first
dedicated wide format solution to integrate Adobe PDF Print Engine technology.
“Adobe values its technology partnerships with leading vendors such as Caldera, and takes great satisfaction
when they earn industry recognition. I congratulate Caldera on winning the SGIA 2009 award for Best Software
Product” says Mark Lewiecki, Senior Product Manager of Adobe PDF Print Engine”.
With this new Adobe PDF Print Engine, Caldera simplifies upstream PDF workflows and unifies prepress
production. It empowers designers to create leading-edge content with confidence, knowing that it will be
reproduced as expected by print producers.
Caldera has built the technology into its new generation of RIP solutions and will be available in Caldera’s V8
“The fact we won the award two years in a row is recognition of constant search for innovation and our desire
to improve our client’s everyday printing environment. Having the SGIA recognize this implication in helping the
industry move forward is important and shows we are on the right track.“ says Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President