Caldera is proud to reveal that four out of five winners of the prestigious Product of the Year awards for output devices at the recent SGIA Expo were driven by its RIP solutions. HP's Scitex FB500, the Durst Rho P10 250 and Mutoh's ValueJet 1638 and ValueJet 2638 each impressed the judges in their respective categories – with help from Caldera's own award-winning technology.
"We are delighted to congratulate our partners on their SGIA Product of the Year awards," says Joseph Mergui, CEO, Caldera. "Some categories saw stiff competition, and so it's a privilege for Caldera to have been the driving force behind nearly all of the winners. It is proof of how versatile and robust our software is that it is able to power wide-format machines of all sizes and a variety of technologies to success for these esteemed honours."
With wins in both the 'Grand Format Roll-to-Roll Solvent and Latex Inks' and 'Poster Size – Solvent/Latex Printers <96"' categories, Mutoh's high-speed ValueJet series stole the show. Coupled with the streamlined performance of the Caldera RIP engine, the ValueJet 1638 and 2638 offer exceptionally efficient production.
The HP Scitex FB500, the judges' favorite of the 'Flat-Bed – Rigid White Ink UV <$200k MSRP' hopefuls, was described as 'dependable' and 'robust' by the panel, which also highlighted the ability to print and load media simultaneously. Multi-tasking is also inherent in the Caldera RIP and its powerful performance is the ideal partner for a workhorse like the FB500.
Durst's Rho P10 250 took home the award in the 'Flat-Bed – Rigid Substrate UV >$200k MSRP' category for its 'remarkable' versatility, productivity and high-resolution output at 1,000dpi, matched by Caldera's RIP solutions.