Introducing VersaWorks 6
VersaWorks 6 RIP Software
Get ready for a new era in digital printing. With a Harlequin RIP core engine, advanced features and easy-to-use capabilities that make VersaWorks 6 the most powerful RIP software ever. And, best of all, it’s free to upgrade for Roland DG users.
With VersaWorks 6, you can maximize the power of your printer or printer/cutter with the latest printing environment.
VersaWorks 6 RIP Software Features
New "True Rich Color" Print Setting
To maximize the color reproduction capability and the color gamut provided by your printer and inks, we developed a new True Rich Color preset. Now vibrant color can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics. This pioneering color expression is unequalled for durable graphics.
64 Bit Native Support for More Powerful RIP Processing
VersaWorks 6 includes 64-bit native support to maximize performance of the latest 64-bit OS. It improves processing capability for complicated data, including PDF files with complex vectors and multiple layers, with power and accuracy.
Note: A 32-bit binary RIP will be installed automatically if the installer detects a 32-bit OS.
Reproduce Special Effects Accurately
Previously, issues could occur when reproducing files with special effects such as drop-shadows and transparencies. VersaWorks 6 supports for processing PDF files natively, rendering special effects the way they are intended to look in the design. You can now handle files with special effects without hassle, leading to improved efficiency from receiving the data to outputting consistent, high-quality results.
Enhanced User Interface with Improved Usability
VersaWorks 6 is even more intuitive thanks to a redesigned user interface consistent with the latest design trends. Its simpler, flat design offers expanded visibility for a better user experience. Intuitive icons and a monotone look improve ease-of-use.
CutContour Lines Can Now be Added and Edited in VersaWorks 6
The latest VersaWorks 6 is equipped with a "Job Assistant" function that can automatically add contour lines for cutting PDF design data within the RIP software. Even if the cut contour line is missing in a submitted file, printing and cutting can now be performed quickly without returning to the design editing software, allowing jobs with short delivery times to be reliably met.
Easy Printer Color Matching for Consistent Colors
VersaWorks 6 offers an easy-to-use color matching function to ensure consistent color between multiple same-model printers when using the same ink type*. Now, you can choose to produce volume work from one client with multiple printers, or print a large, combined graphic with two printers, all with consistent color. VersaWorks 6 can compensate for color differences caused by aging or replacement print heads, too.
* Valid only when using the same model printers with the same ink type and configuration. Files must be printed with the same print settings including “Media Type” and “Print Quality.”
Easy New Color Matching Tools with VersaWorks 6
The following new features offer an easier and more intuitive way to match color output.
- Printer Color Match Settings integrates profiling tools such as the i1 Pro3 and new VW-S1 color measuring tool— matching color output between different printer models as well as different print modes output from a single printer
- Measurement Tools Support for the latest X-Rite i1 Pro3 color measurement tools
- Simulation Profile Management for establishing RGB or CMYK output from a reference printer to create an output profile for a target printer
5 Print Queues and Hot Folders for Greater Efficiency and Productivity
VersaWorks 6 allows you to have five separate queues with distinct settings applied to jobs automatically. Each queue offers unlimited saved settings, allowing you to store necessary print setting information according to specific customer requirements and media for recurring jobs. In addition, each queue can have a hot folder to improve production such as when there are multiple designers working in one location.
Generate a Special Color Layer Directly in the RIP
Traditionally, when you wanted to specify a special color layer like white, metallic, gloss/clear and primer, you needed to perform this task in your design software. With VersaWorks 6, you can set-up a special color layer directly in the RIP along with fine adjustments to the position and size of a special color layer all performed in VersaWorks 6.
PANTONE® Library and Roland Color System
As well as featuring a built-in PANTONE® library with detailed spot color matching and choices, VersaWorks 6 supports comprehensive color libraries and offers features that enable automated color-matching of logos and other corporate identity elements.
Compatible with Popular Spectrophotometers Used in Wide Format Printing
In order to respond to the diverse color matching needs of printing businesses, such as accurately reproducing an intended color, precisely printing a corporate color specified by the client, or managing the printer so that the same color is always output, a spectrophotometer is essential.
The latest VersaWorks 6 supports drivers for spectrophotometers from major manufacturers widely used in the wide format printing field, such as X-rite's i1 series and Barbieri's Spectro LFP series.
VersaWorks 6 works with these models
- Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters
- UV Printers and Printer/Cutters
- Dye-Sublimation Printer
*Ergosoft Roland Edition users are excluded from the upgrade.