Mimaki Engineering Co.,Ltd. has announced the availability of an upgrade to its wide-format RIP. RasterLink6 will be standard with Mimaki's new TS500-1800 dye sublimation printer, which is suited for the textile apparel and soft signage markets.
RasterLink6 offers an improved user interface over previous versions, including intuitive icons that make selection of options easy for users, a single-window approach to selection of all options, and the ability to monitor printing progress from the main screen.
"We have also enhanced our color replacement functions with RasterLink6," said Yuji Ikeda, Product Marketing Manager of Mimaki Europe. "With RasterLink 6, operators can easily convert special colors to specific Pantone colors to ensure colour integrity. Selected colors from the RasterLink6 color charts can easily be added to color swatches in Adobe Illustrator. In addition, users can measure a target color with an optional colorimeter and use RasterLink6's Colour Picker System to accurately reproduce those targeted colors."
RasterLink6 also allows users to simulate color printing in Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Photoshop without the need to create an actual print using Mimaki's Profile Master 2, saving time and money in the design and production process.
"These improvements to our RasterLink RIP reinforce Mimaki's commitment to ongoing enhancement of our products for the textile apparel and soft signage markets," added Ikeda. "In these dynamic and rapidly changing businesses, time to market is increasingly critical, and Mimaki is dedicated to providing tools and solutions that enable users to keep up with the required fast pace while ensuring the highest quality and color integrity."