To access the Preferences, display the options from the 'Edit' menu, on the top menu bar of the program and select 'Preferences'.



In this section, we can set the following values for print document adjustment, which the program will use by default.

Object movement

  • Adjust movement to Guidelines: Here we can determine whether we wish the objects to be snapped by the guidelines and their distance in pixels to the screen from which the guidelines will snap the objects.
  • Show grid: Activates grid on the job.
  • Avoid object overlap: Activating this option the program prevents two designs from overlapping; with Minimal separation, we can determine the minimum separation allowed between them. If we want to fit a design inside another we will have to deactivate this option.
  • Optimize media: Media optimization when opening/importing images in the job.

Displacement with the keyboard

the selected objects can be moved using the keyboard's cursor keys. Pressing the cursor and Shift and Control keys at the same time can cause the distance moved to be different from when they are not pressed. In this section, you can configure the distance the design will move with these keys.

Preview Size

This setting allows to customize the preview quality settings in neoStampa, with options to choose between "Small," "Medium," and "Large" preview sizes, each corresponding to different quality levels ("Low," "Medium," and "High," respectively) when viewing the job.

Undo levels

We configure the number of operations the program will retain in its memory in case we wish to undo any of the actions carried out. Every time a transformation is done on an object it is memorized so that we can use the undo command to return to the previous position. The undo levels use part of your PC system's memory. If your PC has little memory it would be advisable to reduce its value.

Color Management

In this section, you can configure the color model which will be used by default by the monitor, the scanner you will use, and the printer for color proofs.

Monitor profile

If you have a specific Monitor profile for your equipment, you can install it in the system. The Monitor's Profile is very important in order to achieve that colors are as close as possible to the colors of the design. The more precise the Monitor's Profile is, the better simulations you will obtain, and therefore what appears on the screen will be the same as what will be printed. There are systems for generating monitor models that calibrate monitors and allow you to view colors very realistically. Bear in mind that in order to keep a monitor perfectly calibrated, first of all, you need to use a high-quality monitor, control the environmental light, and, of course, all the monitor controls.

Color Engine

The program has several functions that manage color transformations based on the parameters of ink limit, linearization, and profiles. These functions are in the so-called Color Engine. neoStampa uses between "Little CMS" and "ColorLogic CMM".


In this window, you can configure the Log file location, and manage the compute cost connection memory usage of the program.

Generate a Log File for each RIP job

This is a feature of the program, which generates a Log with all the information about the printed job. Such a file has information on the quantity of ink dots that have been used for the printing, the size of the media used, and the printing modes used for the job. All this information will be conveniently used so that the program will be able to produce quite a precise cost report. The log files can be organized by date. To encode the Unicode path enable the named option.

Compute Cost

This option calculates printing consumption and cost. By default, it is enabled. In Control Center you can see the consumables of the print jobs.


This section is about how to handle source images and documents, including settings for document transparency, colors, and properties like page limits, default locations, and naming conventions.

Source Image Handling

  • Automatic Detection of Rapport Parameters: Automatically identifies and sets the repeat parameters for rapport jobs in the source image.
  • Ignore Image Transparencies: Excludes transparency to keep background color for spot color replacement.
  • Skip Automatic Spot Color Detection: Disables the automatic detection of spot colors in the image.
  • Check File Consistency: Verifies the integrity and consistency of the source image file.

Document Characteristics

  • Limit Jobs to One Page Only: Restricts the document to a single page.
  • Set Document Default Location to Source Image's Folder: Establishes the default save location of the CP5 document in the same folder as the source image.
  • Open LiveCanvas Automatically: Automatically opens LiveCanvas, a feature or application, when working on the document.
  • Automatic Document Naming: Allows you to choose how documents are named, with options for Rapport documents only, All documents, or the ability to disable automatic naming.
    • Disable auto-naming will assign the job type with a number (Job1, Rapport1, Job2, etc.)
    • Auto-name rapport documents will use the file name in rapport documents only.

Previous version

until version 10.1

How to create and save print documents in neoStampa

How to manage print documents in neoStampa Workspace