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HP Sign & Display/Scitex Caldera GrandRIP Application and Color Management


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Course number HK241S
Length 4 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price ILT/Public USD $2,600 (1 student)
OST/Private USD $7,500 (3 students)

Course overview

This course provides attendees with a working knowledge of the Caldera RIP software and the color profiling process. The course begins with a full day of training on the Caldera RIP ranging from setup and basic operation to job management and advanced features. Building on this foundation, the remaining three days shift to an intense focus on color management. The color management portion includes a significant module on color theory, hands-on training for basic and advanced profile creation, basic troubleshooting and tips and tricks. Upon completion, students should be able to operate the Caldera RIP at a production level and create ICC profiles for HP Scitex and similar wide or grand format printers. While this course is focused on color management and profile creation specifically through the Caldera software, the concepts taught are relevant to the understanding of color and how it is managed throughout the industry.


  • English comprehension at a technical level for understanding course material
  • A working knowledge of the Quark and Adobe CS suites and prepress terminology
  • Familiarity with industry workflows, media and production techniques
  • Familiarity with Mac OS and/or Linux (Caldera is not Windows-based software)
  • Basic knowledge of color theory is beneficial but not required


  • Prepress professionals responsible for processing and sending jobs to HP Scitex or similar wide and grand format printers
  • Machine operators working in environments where they share prepress and/or RIP responsibilities
  • Application and field engineers

Ways to save

  • Onsite Dedicated training at your location (OST)

Benefits to you

  • Learn from HP top level instructors using HP formal training materials

Course outline

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the Caldera RIP workflow, job management and color module
  • Learn how color is perceived, why it should be managed and what variables can affect it
  • Learn how color processing can be affected by different rendering intents and other factors and how to choose the best parameters for different types of data
  • Learn how to create ICC profiles and send color managed jobs to your HP Scitex and similar wide and grand format printers
  • Save time, ink and media by using a color managed workflow and reducing costly tests and swatch printing

Course outline

Day 1 - Caldera RIP Training

  • User Interface Navigation
  • Image and Application Bar
  • Fileman
  • Workflow
  • Basic Ripping and Printing
  • Machine and Driver Modules
  • Compose
  • Tiling+
  • ServerAdmin
  • Spooler
  • Hot Folders
  • Nesting
  • Easy Media Introduction

Day 2 - Color Theory

  • Light and Color
  • Color Spaces
  • Profiling Tools
  • CMM
  • Rendering Intents

Day 3 - Practical and Hands-on

  • Machine, Media and Ink
  • Prepress Preparations
  • CM in action (Caldera)
  • Black Options
  • Start of Hands-on

Day 4 - Hands-on Continued and Advanced Topics

  • Making Profiles
  • Evaluating the Printouts
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Advanced Concepts
  • Course Summary and Closing
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