Introducing Caldera PrimeCenter

Caldera's prepress automation solution, PrimeCenter, helps wide format digital printers optimize job preparation for printing.

Caldera's New Prepress Automation solution

PrimeCenter is designed to help wide format digital printers optimize job preparation for printing by increasing operator productivity, saving time spent on layouts and nesting, optimizing nesting and media usage, and increasing the automation of tasks.

Key Benefits

Avoid media waste by optimizing Nesting

Based on cutting-edge technologies, the “Prime Nesting” algorithm achieves a high level of optimization while guaranteeing reusability. Minimizing media waste and beating the best manually generated nestings allows you to save money and scale up your production.

Save time on repetitive prepress actions and tasks

Create your own recipe and automate repetitive manual tasks such as preflight, bleed, assigning the sizes, assigning production configuration, adding the annotations, or QR codes. Save your recipe and apply it as many times as necessary!

Avoid manual nesting and cut marks

Synchronization with Zünd Cut Center media and tools, and transfer of metadata for cutting automation.

Enable job tracking and submission

Improves job tracking with XML technology. Can be integrated with all types of ERP, MIS and webshops.

Primecenter workflow

After orders or jobs from a Webshop or ERP are submitted to the prepress station, Caldera PrimeCenter generates nested layouts based on the “recipes” that are created by the operator. After adding marks and optimizing the nesting, PrimeCenter sends both the print PDF file and the cut file to the production stage. Here, the RIP Software can be automated using preset or workflow to RIP the file to the printer. After printing, the cutting can begin. 

Caldera PrimeCenter Workflow
Suitable for all users

Caldera PrimeCenter is a versatile tool that can benefit print operations of all sizes. Owner-operators will find that it integrates seamlessly with the RIP and helps save valuable time in file preparation. For medium-size print shops, it reduces the need for a dedicated prepress operator, freeing up time to focus on printing rather than preparation. In larger printing operations, the ability to automate daily repetitive tasks has significant benefits.

Business Sizes
save up to 42% time and 35% media!*
Prime workflow

Deliver on time by grouping jobs based on meta information.

PrimeCenter has a feature that can group together incoming files based on a specific data. That is called ”ganging.”

For example, if you have three multi-pages PDF files from two different customers, PrimeCenter will use Metadata -customer’s ID e.g- to queue the files in separated nests. This feature eases the finishing and delivery process.

Prime Preflight

Generate 100% “ready to print” files before RIP stages. 

Prime Preflight
Prime cutting

Generate 100% “ready to cut” files before the cutting stage. 

Prime Cutting
Prime Nesting

Up to 16% less media waste (compared to CalderaRIP).

True Shape nesting is a “NP-complete” problem, meaning that it is not possible to find the best solution without a prohibitive time consuming inspection of all the possibilities. The exploding combinatory of solutions leads to mix different strategies (classically called heuristics) to avoid local optimums and maximize efficiency. Prime Nesting combines several heuristics to find the better match given a maximal allowed nesting time.

Prime Nesting
Annual Subscription Plans

PrimeCenter Basic

The manual version
  • Manual Import
  • Manual Apply Recipe
  • Manual Export
  • 1 user interface
  • HelpDesk access to FAQ
  • Tickets submission
  • (Dashboard also included for CalderaCare Users)

PrimeCenter Pro

The semi-automated version
Everything in Basic Plan, PLUS:
  • Auto Import
  • Auto Apply Recipe
  • Manual Export
  • 1 user interface
  • Dashboard
  • SLA (same as CalderaCare)

PrimeCenter Max

The fully automated version
Everything in Basic & Pro plans, PLUS:
  • Auto Import
  • Auto Apply Recipe
  • Auto Export
  • 3 user interface
  • Dashboard
  • SLA (same as CalderaCare)

Request More Info

Interested in learning more about how the new Caldera PrimeCenter can help your business? Reach out to our team today! ​