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Megarip is a high speed raster image processor (RIP) designed for the digital photographic, exhibition, short-run poster and screen print industries.



Print Your Vision

Megarip is a high speed raster image processor (RIP) designed for the digital photographic, exhibition, short-run poster and screen print industries.

Built around a cutting edge colour management system, it includes features and applications created for photographers, design professionals and users of large format inkjet printers.

There’s a Megarip edition suited to any production environment, each capable of accepting a select range of the following file formats:

TIFF, JPEG, PNG, Scitex CT, Serendipity Blackmagic Image plus composite Postscript (Level 3) - PS, EPS and PDF.

Megarip Raster Edition

Designed for professional photographers with unlimited vision. Beautiful, colour managed prints output to large format inkjet printers.

Megarip Screen Print Edition

Designed for the screen printing industry. Total access to colour management features with full colour screen previews of CMYK plates, but with exclusively separated black plate output.

Megarip Pro

Perfect for design studios, the short-run poster market, or for producing eye-catching exhibition material. Megarip Pro has all the features of the other editions and accepts all supported file formats.

Megarip Pro is the total solution for turning files into prints - big and small.

Versions are available for any budget, each made to seamlessly fit into your workflow and fulfil all your output needs.

Megarip, we print your vision.

Colour Management System

Professional photographers, design studios and screen printers should have access to the latest in colour management technology.

That’s why Megarip is built on the same full 16-bit engine that powers Serendipity Software’s world class Blackmagic and Veripress proofing systems.

The colour management system is ICC v4.2 compliant, using tools like paper profiling and a selection of advanced ink limiting and linearisation algorithms to ensure your images are committed to paper, vinyl, or canvas, exactly as you envision them.

16-bit colour control faithfully reproduces vivid, realistic landscapes and subtle flesh tones. Sophisticated grey balancing maintains all the nuance and drama of black-and-white images providing blacker blacks and whiter whites.

16-Bit From Pixel to Paper

Megarip’s engine performs all calculations and processing in 16-bit rather than the customary 8-bit - from imaging and colour management, through to scaling, screening and rendering.

Photographers working with RAW-sourced image files and designers manipulating those files know that 16-bit processing provides over 250 times the colour depth of 8-bit processing.

A 16-bit engine gives Megarip finer colour control and allows it to calculate the differences between black and white, light and dark, with far greater accuracy. The result - high precision image reproduction, smoother transitions into highlight and shadows, and elimination of visual banding in gradients and vignettes.

This improved render quality means images print the way they are designed; that photographs print with all colour, depth, tonality and realism.

Black Point Compensation ensures the full dynamic colour range of your photographs and images are correctly converted to your printer’s gamut and that prints maintain all the fine shadow detail of their source material.

Megarip is about data integrity and colour fidelity.


Efficient use of media resources has a direct effect on a business’ bottom-line. Megarip allows users to make the most of available print media with its Nesting feature.

Using automatic nesting, print queues are set to collect, intelligently arrange and auto-rotate incoming jobs to best use the space available on your print media, minimising waste.

Nesting can be configured according to percentage of sheet coverage, number of jobs, minimum or maximum media length, idle wait time, or it can be initiated manually at any time.

The Studio application allows images to be nested manually. Jobs are submitted to a queue, waiting to be printed. A visual interface enables the jobs to be placed and arranged on a defined media space.

Positioning jobs is as easy as a drag and drop. Images can be spun, sized and shuffled around. Users can even create and store libraries of standard nesting templates into which images can be placed.

When the layout is ready, the nest is sent to be printed exactly as it appears on screen.

Grey Balancing

Neutral grey balance has long been a goal in printing. Creating grey tones without any colour cast using a CMYK (or simulated RGB) printer ink set is not a simple task. Until now, this has been a task left to ICC profiles, with varying results, depending on printing conditions.

Recently developed, Megarip’s linearisation algorithms are

designed specifically to balance your printers CMY or RGB grey output, while bringing its ink channels to a linear state. Essentially, this means your printer output is grey balanced before it hits the output ICC profile.

Megarip does the heavy lifting before creating your ICC profile, allowing the profiling software to fine-tune your grey output with greater accuracy. The result - optimal grey balanced prints.

Total Printer Control Megarip uses a paper profiling system that individually characterises print media based on colourspace, output resolution, printer ink set and the paper being used.

Users can assess and select which dots will be fired by the printhead for each ink channel, choose from a number of intelligent ink limiting algorithms, and linearise a printer based on a customisable set of gradation curve points.

Paper profiling gets the most out of your printer’s available gamut, allowing for accurate reproduction of wide-gamut photographic images and Pantone colours used by popular desktop design packages.

Control of the printhead and ink limiting also means a paper profile can be optimised to use the least amount of ink to achieve the colour densities required - an important factor for businesses using a lot of ink, but want to keep operating costs down.

You may be thinking paper profiling sounds great in theory, but where to start? Serendipity has done the work for you...

Plug and Print The Serendipity Software website has pre-configured, downloadable Media for a number of popular

medium and large-format inkjet printers, resolutions and paper combinations. Load them into Megarip, linearise your printer and you’re ready to print!

RGB Support

For photographers concerned with data integrity and image fidelity, Megarip allows files to be rendered in RGB using industry standard ICC profiles and rendering intents.

Megarip also supports RGB print modes for supported RGB-enabled printers. Media configurations use RGB output ICC profiles and custom grey-balance focused linearisation.

Media Control & Tracking

Megarip’s media tracking feature means never having to guess how much paper is left on the roll.

Media configurations include the option to define sheet size and quantity or paper roll width and length, then track both the total area of jobs printed and the amount of media used.

If your business uses multiple paper types for printing jobs, Megarip allows you to assign a Media paper type to a printer so it only prints jobs for that paper. Any other jobs submitted are processed and placed in a holding queue until you’ve changed the paper and re-assigned the print media, at which point all jobs held for the new paper will automatically start printing.

Screen Printing Megarip features a screen print mode, designed for printing film separations with an inkjet printer.

Files submitted for processing are separated into individual plates. Each plate is printed as a black separation with halftone dots applied at the colour’s respective screen angle.

Users have the option of combining two or more overlaid inks for each plate to increase the density or alter the hue of the output film separations.

Screen frequency, dot shape and screening angles can be defined and plates printed using standard halftone screening, or Megarip’s SuperCell mode, which produces better dot shape and higher quality output.


Variant N/A
List price $530.00
Product Actual Weight No
Physical Size (H x D x W) No
Computer OS No
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
RIP Features Nesting, Gray Balance Optimization
Certified Color No
Epson Printers 4000, 7000, 9000, 10000, 4800, 7800, 9800, 10600, 4880, 7880, 9880, 11880, 7900, 9900
HP Printers 5000, 5500, Z2100, Z3100, Z3200,
Canon Printers iPF5000, iPF8000, iPF9000, iPF5100, iPF6100, iPF8100, iPF9100
Supported Color Measurement Devices No
ICC Version No


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