Wasatch - 6/27/2012
Wasatch Releases SoftRIP Version 7.0
Wasatch SoftRIP Version 7.0 is the fastest build of Wasatch SoftRIP ever released. Driven by the requirements of a new generation of high-
speed imaging technology, SoftRIP Version 7.0 allows users to create, edit, delete, and manage thousands of unique jobs every day. In SoftRIP
Version 7.0, it is perfectly natural to maintain 10,000 entries in a Print Queue.
Although SoftRIP has been sold for digital narrow-web label printing for several years, Version 7.0 is our first release to specifically address
converting. Users will find support for rotary cutting equipment and enhanced die cutting features for bleeds and round corners on digital cutters*.
Along with the Version 7.0 release of SoftRIP is the Version 2.0 release of Wasatch Variable Data Printing (VDP)*. VDP 2.0 introduces exciting
technologies, such as variable QR Codes and special rendering features essential to barcode print quality. VDP 2.0's new Fast Layout tool makes
generation of 10,000 variable labels easy and automated.
Wasatch SoftRIP Version 7.0 supports industrial printing, not only with speed, but also with the most powerful system integration tools we've ever
offered. The new XML-based interface makes it possible for system integrators and sophisticated users to control Wasatch SoftRIP via HTML
made to run on any computer, iPad®, or smartphone, and anywhere in your facility or on the Internet.
Wasatch - 6/26/2012
Wasatch Computer Technology and Niceware International Join Forces to Provide Color Management and Printing Software
Wasatch Computer Technology, an industry-leading developer of RIP & Print Management software, has joined forces with Niceware
international, a software solution provider. Wasatch SoftRIP for Niceware is a color management and printing software solution that ensures
consistent color across a wide range of materials and applications. This color print management software is designed for high speed color inkjet
printers, such as those in Colordyne Technologies’ CDT-1600 Series.
This color management and printing package combines Wasatch technology with NiceLabel, a professional label design and printing software.
NiceLabel Pro provides a variety of features for label design and integration, including barcodes, variable fields, database connectivity, and more.
This fullfeatured label design program is capable of handling variable data and connects to virtually any database or ERP business management
“We’re pleased to be working with Niceware International to bring such advanced machinery to the market,” said Mike Ware, President of
Wasatch Computer Technology. “The speed of this system is amazing!”
Because Wasatch SoftRIP is sophisticated RIP software made easy, it was the perfect addition to Niceware’s product line. With intuitive
workflows, powerful print controls, and easy-to-use spot color replacement, Wasatch SoftRIP provides complete control over the print production
process. With the ability to easily adjust the amount of ink laid down, Wasatch SoftRIP consistently delivers the proper amount of color, ensuring
a quality print job every time.
“Partnering with Wasatch Computer Technology has allowed us to present a new solution to our partners,” said Shawn Motley, General Manager
of Niceware International. “We are excited to introduce a color management and printing software package that will save them time and money in
Wasatch SoftRIP for Niceware takes the guesswork out of the print production process with a comprehensive color profiling, advanced label
design, and print management solution. With the ability to support material profiling, each label stock can match the inkjet printer’s capabilities for
predictable color. Labels or images can be sent directly from NiceLabel Pro or any Windows application to print to Wasatch SoftRIP.
Wasatch - 2/21/2012
Wasatch SoftRIP Certified for the HP DesignJet L26500 and L25800
Wasatch SoftRIP is fully certified for the HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 printers under the HP RIP Certification Program. Only third-party
companies that have demonstrated conformance with HP's set of compatibility criteria are awarded HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 certified
Certification tests for the HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 printers include printing performance, calibration using embedded spectrophotometer,
media flexibility, printer management, job management, dual-sided printing support, and more. Wasatch Computer Technology has produced a
number of imaging configurations for the HP Designjet L26500 and offers imaging configurations produced by HP for the HP Designjet L26500
and L28500. Click here to find a profile that suits your printing needs.
Support for the HP Designjet L26500 is available free of charge* with Wasatch SoftRIP and the Wasatch SoftRIP HP Exclusive Edition. The HP
Designjet L28500 driver is a $500 add-on.
Wasatch - 9/14/2011
Automate Your Print-and-Cut Workflow with Barcodes
Wasatch SoftRIP allows you to utilize the barcode system of your roll cutter to automate your print-and-cut production process. This workflow
saves user time, and, just as importantly, can eliminate costly user errors.
With this workflow, each job, whether it is a single image, a complex layout, or a whole roll of jobs, is printed by SoftRIP with a unique barcode.
This barcode corresponds to the cut path that is defined in the print job.
Once the cutter reads the printed barcode, the barcode is sent to SoftRIP and the corresponding cut job is sent to the cutter. After the cutter cuts
the contour path, it scans for the next barcode and repeats the process. This innovative feature allows for a whole roll of media to be cut with
minimal user intervention.
This dynamic print-and-cut workflow allows you to boost productivity because you can quickly load a printed roll and let your cutter's barcode
function take over.
By removing steps from your existing print-and-cut production process, SoftRIP helps you save time and resources, making this workflow a less
expensive and more functional solution than a traditional print-and-cut method. And, since SoftRIP provides unparalleled support for the industry's
most popular printers, you can seamlessly integrate your existing printers into this simplified workflow.
Automate Your Print-and-Cut Workflow
Because the cutter reads the barcodes and processes the contour cut paths automatically, there is no need for you to manually scan barcodes or
search the RIP for the correct contour cut path.
The roll can even be mounted on the cutter backwards, directly from the printer, and the bar code recognition system will ensure the cut paths are
properly flipped. This allows you to automate your print-and-cut workflow, increase production, and minimize mistakes!
Utilize SoftRIP's Key Settings for Efficient Printing
With Wasatch SoftRIP, not only can you automate your print-and-cut workflow, you can also quickly prepare your images for efficient printing.
Size, crop, check color gamut, tile, and more without ever leaving the home screen.
SoftRIP also gives you the flexibility to prepare jobs for printing individually or as part of a full layout. SoftRIP's Smart Nesting feature lets you
automatically create layouts that meet your printing objectives. You can also manually create your own layouts with our easy-to-use interface.
Additionally, SoftRIP has the Wasatch Tracer which provides a streamlined workflow for creating contour cut paths in SoftRIP. It is quick and
interactive, and equally effective for both raster and vector graphics. Whether you use the Tracer to produce your contour path or use a contour
path created in a third party graphics application, SoftRIP's print-and-cut workflow streamlines the process to save you time and hassle.
Wasatch - 4/26/2011
Wasatch and Global Imaging Join Forces to Provide Digital Imaging Solutions to the Wide
and Grand Format Print Industry
Wasatch Computer Technology, an industry-leading developer of RIP & Print Management software, has joined forces with Global Imaging to
provide their wide and grand format print industry clients with an integrated, turnkey solution to their digital imaging needs.
Global Imaging works with a variety of industries, including advertising agencies, service bureaus, screen printers, sign shops, and beverage
suppliers. They sell complete commercial digital print systems and offer a comprehensive array of supplies and services. Because Wasatch
SoftRIP is sophisticated RIP software made easy, it was a perfect addition to Global Imaging's product line. With simple setup, intuitive workflow,
and powerful print controls, SoftRIP saves users time and money while producing excellent quality color.
"Our installs with Wasatch have been with HP Designjet L25500 printers in multiple Alphagraphics sites throughout the country and with Agfa
Anapurna printers that we've placed in several independent shops," says Josh Marten, West Coast Territory Manager. "Wasatch SoftRIP is
extremely easy to use and is designed to cater to all markets—from entry level to the more experienced. And, Wasatch provides stellar support."
As a Value Added Reseller, Global Imaging is a reliable source of intelligence for their clients in the wide and grand format print industry. Global
provides solutions to clients who range in size from 400+ locations to the individual sign shop. No matter how large or complex the production
environment, SoftRIP has the tools users need for complete control. With its 16-bit color rendering pipeline, exclusive Precision Stochastic
Screens halftone method, direct-to-layout workflow, powerful color management tools, and ability to drive up to four printers simultaneously,
SoftRIP makes any workflow really flow.
"In determining our product lines, we utilize a standard that combines technical mastery of the product and a service commitment from the
manufacturer," says Tara Lamb, President. "A primary purpose of sticking to our standards is to assure we have a minimum of problems on the
service end of the products we sell, and a high satisfaction level from our clients."
Wasatch - 4/20/2011
Wasatch Computer Technology, LLC Releases Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.8
Wasatch SoftRIP 6.8 features a new Separations mode in SoftRIP SP that automatically detects the correct spot color and process separations
to produce for incoming jobs; enhanced support for dye sublimation and textile printing; enhanced support of custom inksets for most popular
printers; improved handling of PDF files that involve transparency; a new Hindi user interface; and support for multiple new Chinese printers that
have completed our quality assurance process.
New Separations Mode
Version 6.8 of Wasatch SoftRIP SP offers new power for the production of separation films and for direct-to-screen and direct-to-plate systems.
When operating in the new Separations mode, SoftRIP SP will automatically detect the correct separations to produce for incoming jobs, whether
files are opened by a user in the RIP or printed directly from application software, with no user interaction.
If the job contains only two or three spot colors, only two or three separations will be produced. If the job contains a combination of process and
spot colors, the appropriate number of separations will automatically be produced. Users can select from stochastic, rosette, and hybrid screening
methods to customize a workflow for nearly any separations production process.
Press & Calibration Curves
Press Curves and Calibration Curves are now available in all editions of Wasatch SoftRIP 6.8, not just in the SP Edition, as was previously the
case. This makes it much easier for users to construct color profiles for processes that suffer from extreme dot gain, such as dye sublimation and
digital textile printing. It also helps maximize the benefit of our 16-bit rendering pipeline.
Enhanced Custom Inkset Support
This release improves support of custom inksets for most popular printers. One of SoftRIP's key tools for adapting inkjet printers for dye sublimation
use is our custom inkset creator that allows users to configure SoftRIP with custom Hi-Fi inksets.
In past versions, users needed an instrument to help produce CIE XYZ data in the inkset creator window. For many configurations, this was an
unnecessary obstacle because those numbers are only used for the screen display. In Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.8, the inkset creator allows
users to enter colors quickly and easily with our color selector tool. This process is much more convenient for users who need to configure custom
Improved PDF Transparency Handling
Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.8 includes dramatic improvements to the handling of PDF files that involve transparency. This update fixes the great
majority of such problem files we have seen and supports the latest color and transparency rendering.
New Hindi User Interface
Our new Hindi user interface expands the total number of user interface languages to 27, making Wasatch SoftRIP one of the most widely
globalized software products available.
New Support for Chinese Printers
Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.8 is our biggest release ever of new support for Chinese printers that have completed our required quality assurance
process. Version 6.8 includes support for products from Gongzheng, Micolor, A-Starjet, and Galaxy.
Wasatch - 6/9/2010
Wasatch Announces New Precision Rosette Hybrid Screens in
Wasatch SoftRIP SP
Salt Lake City, UT—Wasatch Precision Rosette Screens (WPRS) have been fundamental to helping SoftRIP
users produce high-end separations on inkjet printers. Their freedom from rosette failures and tonal
quantization problems on inkjets remains unmatched, while SoftRIP's support for hybridization with FM
plates has been a powerful tool for control of moiré. Wasatch Computer Technology is now pleased to
announce an entirely new hybrid screening option, available only in Wasatch SoftRIP SP, that provides
users with state-of-the-art halftoning.
Wasatch's new Precision Rosette Hybrid Screens transition from AM to FM methods at a minimum dot size. At
densities above or below these thresholds, dots are held to that minimum size, and density is reproduced by
removing dots in an FM or "stochastic" pattern.
This technique can be used to eliminate the "highlight break" that occurs in screen and flexo printing due to
physical issues with small dots. It is widely used to address similar issues in offset printing. It can also be used
to eliminate "plugged holes" in the shadow areas of inkjet separations. To address both types of problems
independently, Wasatch SoftRIP allows users to set thresholds for both highlights and shadows.
These new Precision Rosette Hybrid Screens are very valuable for the flexo, screen, and offset markets,
where the need for high-lpi film output is extremely important. This Hybrid method can also be combined with
the Rosette/Stochastic Hybrid method to address both minimum dot sizes and 15 degree moiré simultaneously.
Wasatch - 1/13/2010
Wasatch Releases Support for the HP Designjet L25500
Wasatch Computer Technology has released support for the new HP Designjet L25500 printer. Drivers for
this new latex printer are included in the January 4th release of Wasatch SoftRIP and the Wasatch SoftRIP
HP Exclusive Edition.
In addition to providing support for the HP Designjet L25500, the full-featured SoftRIP HP Exclusive Edition
now includes support for all the older HP solvent printers at no extra charge. With a suggested list price of
just $1,495, it is a powerful and cost effective way for SoftRIP users to manage all their HP Designjet printers
with a single RIP.
With its 16-bit color rendering pipeline, Precision Stochastic Screens halftone method, and powerful print
controls, SoftRIP helps HP users achieve excellent color and high quality output. SoftRIP also includes
features for sophisticated color management, intuitive direct-to-layout workflows, and automated Smart
Nesting, making it the perfect solution for any production environment.
The following drivers are also included in the January 4th release of Wasatch SoftRIP:
Océ Arizona 250 GT driver (special registration code required)
Vinyl Express Qe60+ cutting driver (Contour Cutting code required)
Updated Konica Minolta Nassenger 6 driver to fix a problem with the Interleave control in certain resolutions
Updated Infiniti America drivers to add an option to launch the manufacturer’s controls from the printer
Updated Graphtec FC-8000 driver to add the cross-cutting feature
Updated Graphtec FC-7000, Graphtec FC-8000, and Vinyl Express Q-Series drivers to address an issue
with manual registration
Updated Dilli NeoTitan 1606ws and NeoTitan 1606vs to include the "auto-generate White from
traced areas" option
Wasatch - 9/24/2009
Wasatch Releases SoftRIP Version 6.6
Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.6 features the all new Wasatch Tracer that allows users to create contour cut
paths directly within SoftRIP. Available with the Contour Cutting Option, this innovative tool improves the
cutting workflow, simplifies the cutting production process, and gives users complete control over cut path
The Contour Cutting Option in Version 6.6 provides a streamlined cutting workflow so users can spend less
time preparing their job and more time printing and cutting it. This improved workflow allows users to select
their cutting unit directly from the Print Setup screen. When a cut job is generated, the job is sent directly to
the Queues screen where users can quickly and efficiently manage it. With one click, users can print, cancel,
delete, or view all the properties for their cut job.
Simplified Production Process
No matter what production process a user employs, the new Contour Cutting Option available in Version 6.6
will simplify it! Whether users are working with a print-cut device, printing on one device and cutting on
another, creating a cut path in SoftRIP, or using a cut path created in a third party graphics application,
the new cutting workflow streamlines the process to save users time and hassle.
The Wasatch Tracer gives SoftRIP users complete control of the cut path creation process. With the ability
to change the background color, set a tolerance level, specify a minimum object size, apply a choke or
spread to the cut path, exclude interior paths from being traced, and create a wrapper around the image, users
can customize a cut path to work for nearly any situation.
Wasatch - 6/3/2009
Wasatch SoftRIP's Variable Data Printing a Key Factor in
Wasatch SoftRIP has been a key factor in helping Academy Awards, a custom car flag, banner, and
sublimation print shop, make their workflow more efficient and productive. Since 2001, Academy Awards
has been using Wasatch SoftRIP's Variable Data Printing (VDP) to print customized high school lockers,
car flags, banners, novelty items, and more.
Academy Awards receives nearly 10,000 orders to customize lockers for high school athletes before the
beginning of each school year. They also receive 20-100 orders per week throughout the year. Before they
started using the VDP option in SoftRIP, Academy Awards spent hours manually entering data for each
individual order. But, with the ability to import their saved information directly into variable data fields,
those days are in the past.
"Wasatch VDP makes it so simple," says Jonathan Boatwright, Production Manager. "I just have to load
my client's file with the names and numbers of athletes into my saved fields in SoftRIP's VDP window, then
RIP and Print. I can print with complete confidence."
In addition to using the VDP option, Academy Awards finds SoftRIP's Spot Color Replacement feature an
easy-to-use tool for matching colors perfectly. And, with Wasatch's 16-bit color rendering pipeline,
Academy Awards can print anything with certainty, knowing that the end result will be just what they're