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