RIP software specialists Caldera, a France-based division of Downers Grove, Illinois-based Dover Corp., announces its intention to offer project management services based on its recent ‘SportsFactory’ concept collaboration with MS Printing Solutions, JK Group, Monti Antonio and ZÃ¼nd.
Caldera says it will be involved in solutions projects that will show clients how to connect the dots on their end-to-end digital workflows across digital printing applications. These solutions will comprise the implementation of standardized digital printing set-ups tailored to deliver color management, workflow and bi-directional business data between brands and print-contractors.
The SportsFactory Project was brought into being to meet clients’ needs for micro-factory specifications, RIP and workflow solutions, Caldera says, as part of a drive towards greater automation and textile ecosystem E2E. Caldera is able to use its experience and expertise to offer project management and color management solutions. As in the SportsFactory project, together with strategic partners-and bringing in other strategic partners as required-Caldera will project manage the creation of custom-made micro-factory and workflow solutions which might involve e-commerce storefronts, configurators, RIP and workflow software, integration services, color management, printers, ink and finishing equipment.
“The aim is to create smooth connections between brands or websites and print producers,” says Caldera’s vice president, marketing and communication, Sébastien Hanssens. “We will be using APIs to build connections between web applications and the RIP software, via our StreamLive (Software-as-a-Service) application. This will allow for job management, tracking and production agendas and can be up-scaled to cover multiple suppliers or multiple brands.”