Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the release of Mimaki Profile Master 3 (MPM3) software, a colour profile creation and editing tool that gives users the ability to master their wide-format digital colour printing workflow. The OEM added that, on a daily basis, production departments in wide-format digital print shops struggle with producing accurate colours across different media, or on multiple printer platforms. MPM3 software works with Mimaki RasterLink6 RIP software to deliver professional and consistent colour reproduction without the need for special knowledge or training.
MPM3 software builds on popular functions in version 2, with the following new features added:
- Powerful colour management tools that are easy to use. MPM3 software’s user-friendly interface provides a step-by-step guide to profile creation. The workflow is always displayed for easy navigation and operation. Knowledgeable users can take advantage of advanced features such as GCR and Black Generation.
- Multiple controls for consistent workflows. In MPM3 software, there are three colour replication methods available for different colour workflows. Calibration achieves consistency on a single Mimaki printer, regardless of environmental or media variances. Equalization enables colour consistency across multiple Mimaki devices in the same series. This feature ensures that large jobs can be load-balanced across multiple Mimaki printers with assured colour fidelity. With emulation, various brands, models, ink sets, media and resolutions can be simulated on a Mimaki printer. This capability reduces colour differences that can occur within a mixed-printer environment.
- Simple, automated colour management. MPM3 software can automatically calculate and adjust for colour differences through simple colour charts measurement without requiring a high level of colour management knowledge. This ensures that operators are properly tasked for production, rather than colour management functions.
MPM3 software is available now through authorized Mimaki representatives. It can be bundled with an X-Rite i1Pro2 spectrophotometre, or as stand-alone software with the user supplying the spectrophotometre.