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Mimaki Rasterlink6Mimaki Rasterlink6Mimaki Engineering has upgraded its wide format RIP; RasterLink6 – sporting a suite of new functions and enhancements for its range of wide format inkjet printers.

The new version of RasterLink6 has an improved user interface over previous versions, including intuitive icons for easy selection of options. It also offers a single-window control for the selection of all options and the ability to monitor printing progress from the main screen.

“We have also enhanced our colour replacement functions with RasterLink6,” says Yuji Ikeda, product marketing manager, Mimaki Europe. “With RasterLink6, operators can easily convert special colours to specific Pantone references to ensure colour integrity. Selected colours from the RasterLink6 colour charts can easily be added to colour swatches in Adobe Illustrator. In addition, users can measure a target colour with an optional colorimeter and use RasterLink6’s Colour Picker System to accurately reproduce those targeted colours.”

The new version of RasterLink6 now also allows users to simulate colour printing in Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Photoshop without the need to create an actual print using Mimaki’s Profile Master 2, a feature aiming to save time and money in the design and production process.

John de la Roche, national sales manager, Hybrid Services (Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor), describes the new features as “powerful developments from Mimaki …The features that Mimaki continues to introduce are critical to our customers’ productivity”.

Ikeda concurs: “These improvements to our RasterLink RIP reinforce Mimaki’s commitment to ongoing enhancement of our products for the textile apparel and soft signage markets … In this dynamic and rapidly changing businesses, time to market is increasingly critical. 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 colour integrity.”

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