SYDNEY, Australia – September 22, 2017 - Serendipity Software today announced version 7.1 of Blackmagic, a major update to the software that includes many new features and enhancements that will benefit new and existing customers alike.
“Blackmagic version 7.1 adds support for high DPI displays” said Peter Skarpetis, Serendipity Software's Chief Executive Officer. All the icons and applications have been redesigned to take advantage of the extra pixels. The SoftProof application has been rewritten to use all available pixels and as a result onscreen proofs look crisp and detailed while retaining their accurate colour reproduction.
Blackmagic version 7.1 adds Truespot, an application which allows users to iterate and optimise spot colours for peak accuracy on any proofing media and to precisely match press output on a soft proof display.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes support for ΔCh in the Calcheck application, facilitating compliance with ISO 12647-7:2016 and other current colour standards.
Blackmagic version 7.1 networking has been rewritten from the ground up and now includes support for the TCP/IP v6 standard.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes native installer packages for Centos, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu Linux, simplifying installation. Desktop integration has also been improved making it easier for the application to interact with Gnome and KDE desktop environments.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes digitally signed installer packages for Windows which makes deployment of the application much more secure on Windows 8.1 or later.
Blackmagic version 7.1 adds Touch Console control of the SoftProof spectro tool, allowing Δe colour comparison between soft proofs and press/print material using a touch screen.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes an updated Workbench user interface for the Pagesetup Pool, Bookfilter, RIP, Press, and Camera datatypes further simplifying the user interface.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes optimisations which speed up job processing, client -server communications, RIP polling and job submission.
Blackmagic version 7.1 adds support for automated CIP3 generation. CIP3 can be loaded into older presses to improve make ready times.
Blackmagic version 7.1 has better support for duplexing printers. Automatic hardware margins and faster duplexing allow Blackmagic to integrate with enterprise environments and high volume office printers.
Blackmagic version 7.1 includes an enhanced Studio application which can auto-place multi-page documents.
For more information on the new features and enhancements in Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1 see the release notes.