Blackmagic

Product Features

Whether you're proofing spot colours with Blackmagic, printing spectacular canvases with Megarip, or soft proofing with Veripress, Serendipity has tools to make the entire process as easy as possible.

The applications and modules included in our products range from display calibration and print verification tools, through to touch screen control and press console integration.

 

Highlights

Colour Verification

Colour Verification

Calibrate your colour and verify your output with the Calcheck application.

Calcheck lets you create colour control charts from press ICC profiles or custom data. Print standalone charts or attach them to jobs to ensure your colour is contract standard.

Measure charts using a wide range of spectrophotometers, against Δe (CIE76, CIE94, CIE2000), ΔH and ΔC tolerances, using M0, M1, or M2 illuminant conditions.
Press RIP Integration

Press RIP Integration

Blackmagic proofs directly from your press platesetter RIP files. RIPMonitor polls and interprets the native file format, directory structure, plate assembly and imposition data of all major manufacturer proprietary RIPs. Use it to configure automated proofing workflows.

An integrated Job Genie can be programmed to read your filename format and stitch single plates into full colour jobs and publications.

VirtualPress allows you to manage, assign and change job plates.
SoftProof

SoftProof

The SoftProof application uses monitor ICC colour management to display colour accurate previews onscreen, at full output resolution, before committing to print.

Multi-resolution previews allow for real-time zooming of large print files and press sheets.

Tools include a Virtual Loupe to magnify page areas for quality checks and display accurate ink coverage percentages.

Click here to learn more about the SoftProof application.
Print Control

Printer Control & Management

Control every aspect of your printer's colour output on every media type you use.

Paper profiles can be individually tailored to specific media. Ink limiting and dot selection save on ink use without compromising colour density.

Print management and load balancing maximise productivity for one, or one hundred printers.

Click here to learn more about printer control features.
Display Calibration

Display Calibration

Keep your monitors calibrated with the Displays application, ensuring what you see on screen is what you see in print.

Displays automatically adjusts screen gamma, brightness levels and white point to suit your proofing environment. Use a supported spectrophotometer to calibrate displays and light booths, or measure ambient light sources.

Calcheck management maintains your monitor colour at a press proofing standard.
Studio Application

Studio

Print billboards, canvas wraps, or professional photos quickly and easily with the Studio application.

Simply drag and drop images into the layout area.

Combine multiple images, or step and repeat the same one. With a variety of helpful tools and an easy to use interface, Studio can handle it all.

Click here to learn more about the Studio application.
Media Catalogue

Media Catalogue

The Media Catalogue is a comprehensive collection of presets created by our colour experts and dealer partners.

Constantly expanding, the Media Catalogue is there to help you start printing as quickly as possible. No need to worry about paper or colour profiling, that's all been done for you.

Just select a driver, install the media and you're ready to go.

Click here to learn more about the Media Catalogue.
Job Management

Job Management

Take complete control of your job workflow.

Monitor and manage submitted files with the Jobs application.

Use Jobtickets to configure processing options like resampling methods, rendering effects, input screening, ICC profiles and automatic nesting.

The Workbench application is the configuration hub for the entire colour management workflow.

Serendipity Updater

Keep your software up to date with the integrated Serendipity Updater application.

The Updater tracks your current installation status and automatically checks for available software updates, maintenance patches and new drivers.

Click here to learn more about the Serendipity Updater application.

  Expand to view a list of all Serendipity Blackmagic applications and modules.
Applications
  • Archives - Create and import backups of Workbench configurations.
  • Calcheck - Verify the calibration status of a printer using calcheck charts.
  • Clustering - Monitor and manage any connected cluster nodes.
  • Densitometer - Measure and display density readings with a supported spectrophotometer.
  • Displays - Calibrate any connected monitors or light booths.
  • FlipBook - View a publication as a virtual 2D or 3D book.
  • Jobs - Displays and manages jobs before, during and after processing.
  • Lineariser - Create a linearisation curve for a connected printer to maintain a linear state.
  • Monitor - An alternate user-configurable version of the Jobs application.
  • PressAgent - Connect to a Press console via a network port. Available with Blackmagic when the Soft Proofing Add-on is enabled.
  • SoftProof - Proof jobs on screen.
  • Spectro - Measure colours with a supported spectrophotometer.
  • Studio - Nest or tile jobs manually.
  • Touch Console - Enhance the control and usability of the SoftProof application through the use of a touch screen.
Modules
  • BookMonitor - Display publications polled from planning files. Available with Blackmagic when the Soft Proofing Add-on is enabled.
  • ClientLog - Display any messages that occur during normal Client operation.
  • ClusterStatus - View the current imaging and rendering status of jobs on any Master Servers or cluster nodes.
  • DropZone - Drag and drop files for processing.
  • MediaStatus - Display the current calibration status of a selected Media and show how much media (paper) has been used.
  • QueueManager - Display information about submitted jobs and their current status.
  • QueueStatus - Display a progress meter showing the current status of active jobs on selected queues.
  • RIPMonitor - Display any rips available for polling as configured in the RIP section of the Workbench.
  • ServerLog - Display any messages that occur during normal Server operation.
  • Status - Display the current disk status (usage) for the Server processing areas.
  • Thumbnail - Display a thumbnail of jobs as they are imaging and rendering.
  • VirtualPress - Manage, reorder or merge the plates of a job..
*The C5 Client has limited access to applications and modules.