Mutoh America and Caldera to Introduce Smart Mac Package for Sign and Graphics Industry at SGIA 2014
LAS VEGAS—October 22, 2014—SGIA in Las Vegas will be the commercial launch of a new Mutoh printer + printing software package which will include a Caldera Mutoh Special Edition RIP solution. This new package for the American and Canadian market is aimed at offering a turnkey solution for sign and graphics houses that want to use Apple devices to control their print engines. Mac Users who purchase a new Mutoh ValueJet printer can choose between a RIP only or a RIP + pre-installed MacMinis configuration.
Built for speed, reliability and flexibility, the Caldera RIP represents the cutting edge of wide format production software. Incorporating key features such as automatic nesting (both true shape and regular), advanced tiling, ICC color support and task automation, Caldera is a powerful tool for print operators looking to achieve consistent color output and save ink and media on all their prints.
Mutoh Special Edition RIP solution is based on Caldera's VisualRIP+, an industry award winning solution for Print-and-Cut Workflow. It includes one print driver, one roll-cutter driver, APPE, CostProof and EasyMedia.
"Mutoh America is excited to partner with Caldera to offer a Macintosh RIP solution for our ValueJet line of printers," said Brian Phipps vice president and general manager of Mutoh America. "The full featured RIP will allow all Mac based users to simply and effectively drive the Mutoh printers and will expand our reach to the market place for complete RIP coverage on all platforms."
Ben Amor, sales and operations manager for Caldera in North America, also added: "We see more and more Mac platform users looking for a productive turnkey printing solution for the graphic arts. This outstanding printing software package offers an alternative to PC solutions."
Mutoh Industries, founded in 1952 in Tokyo, celebrates over 60 years of business beginning as a manufacturer and distributer of mechanical drafting products. Since then, ISO 9000-certified Mutoh Industries, Ltd. and has become the world's foremost manufacturer of large-format piezoelectric printers. In April, 2007, Mutoh Holdings Co, Ltd was established as a holding company of affiliates including Mutoh Industries, Ltd. Mutoh has engineering, manufacturing and distribution centers in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, Australia, China and Phoenix, Arizona.
Caldera is a software company with almost 25 years' experience in developing, marketing and supporting high-quality technological software for wide-format imaging, business workflow and digital signage with a commitment to increasing productivity, cost-efficiency and color output. Caldera's suite of award-winning, production-orientated print and print-to-cut workflow programs offers color management, imaging and driving solutions for large- and grand-format peripherals.