Mimaki RasterLink6 v5.0 RIP and Profile Master software
Mimaki USA (Suwanee, GA) is announcing its RasterLink6 version 5.0 RIP software that will drive the entire range of Mimaki inkjet printers including roll-based and flatbed; eco-solvent, latex, UV-LED, solvent UV and dedicated textile solutions. The RIP incorporates Pantone®+ Solid Coated and Pantone®+ Solid Uncoated color libraries that automatically detect and convert Pantone® design file spot colors to an accurate CMYK build. The RIPs preset library features Adobe® Illustrator®-compatible DIC color collection and Mimaki original color collections – including metallic. In addition, for measured color replacement, the RIP allows the use of a spectrophotometer to directly measure color patches, using spectrophotometer data for use as replacement color values. Frequently used colors can be stored in the RIP color-collection library. For post print finishing, the RIP allows you to create crop marks for use with FOTOBA cutters; it also supports copying, layout arrangement and tiling.
Mimaki USA is also announcing its Mimaki Profile Master 3 (MPM3) software with ICC color-profile creation and editing tools that allow you to produce accurate color reproduction via easy-to-use color-management processes that are achieved through a step-by-step interface guide. Knowledgeable users will appreciate such advanced features as GCR and Black generation. Additionally, the MPM3 software offers three, color-replication methods for different color workflows, including consistent, load-balancing, color-calibration across multiple, same-series Mimaki devices, to account for environmental or media variances. In addition, the software will automatically calculate and adjust color differences through straightforward color-chart measurements. It’s available bundled with an X-Rite i1Pro2 spectrophotometer, or as stand-alone software.