Mimaki Announces RasterLink6 Version 5 RIP Software


The new features in this version include popular Pantone colour libraries, colour replacement via spectrophotometer measurements and support for creating Fotoba cut marks.

Mimaki RasterLink6 RIP software offers ease-of-use combined with powerful tools, delivering enhanced image quality, colour and optimised output. It drives the entire range of Mimaki inkjet printers including roll-based and flatbed; eco-solvent, latex, UV-LED, solvent UV and dedicated textile solutions.

The following new features are included in RasterLink6 version 5.0 software: This version includes the Pantone+ Solid Coated and Pantone+ Solid Uncoated colour libraries. Pantone spot colours in design files are automatically detected and converted to the most accurate CMYK build. The Adobe Illustrator-compatible DIC colour collection and Mimaki original colour collections including metallics have been added to the preset library as well. Spectrophotometer data can be used as replacement colour values.

RasterLink6 version 5.0 eliminates the requirement for special colour software by enabling the use of a spectrophotometer to directly measure colour patches, or samples to be used as replacement colours within RasterLink6 software. In addition, frequently used colours can be stored in the colour collection, enabling more accurate colour reproduction while reducing the time and cost incurred in colour matching. Compatible spectrophotometers include the X-Rite i1Pro and i1Pro 2 models.

Also included is the ability to create Fotoba cut marks directly within the Rasterlink6 operation window. This new functionality streamlines production by allowing operators to create cropmarks while in the RIP without the need for additional design software. These marks can be used with Fotoba cutters for post print finishing and also support copying, layout arrangement and tiling.

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