How to Use RasterLinkPro5 SG for High-Quality Printing
RasterLinkPro5 SG is a software that allows you to control Mimaki inkjet printers and produce high-quality prints with smooth gradations, vivid colors, and white layer printing. In this article, we will show you how to use RasterLinkPro5 SG for your printing needs.
What is RasterLinkPro5 SG?
RasterLinkPro5 SG is a RIP (raster image processor) software that converts your digital images into printable data for Mimaki inkjet printers. It supports various Mimaki printer models, such as JV34-260, JV400LX Series, JV400SUV Series, JV5 Series, JV33 Series, and more. It also supports various file formats, such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, and PSD.
RasterLinkPro5 SG has several features that make it a professional tool for printing:
16 bit rendering: This feature generates smoother gradations and finer details by using 16 bits per color channel instead of the usual 8 bits. This results in higher quality prints with less banding and noise.
White layer printing: This feature allows you to print a white layer either under or over the CMYK layers on transparent materials. This helps to create more vivid images and enhance the contrast and saturation of the colors. You can customize the white layer area and print it simultaneously with the color layers for more precise registration.
Web update function: This feature enables you to easily update your software and download new profiles from the Mimaki website. You can also check the supported OS and printer models from the web update function.
How to Install RasterLinkPro5 SG?
To install RasterLinkPro5 SG, you need to download the latest version of the installer from the Mimaki website. You can use the web update function or click on this link: https://mimaki.com/product/software/rip/raster-link-pro5-sg/download.html
Before installing RasterLinkPro5 SG, you need to check the version of your Windows OS and make sure it is compatible with the software. The following versions are supported:
Windows 7: supported by RasterLinkPro5 Ver.2.00 or later
Windows 8: supported by RasterLinkPro5 Ver.4.00 or later
Windows 10: supported by RasterLinkPro5 Ver.4.70 or later
If you have an older version of Windows or RasterLinkPro5, you may encounter some problems when using the software. Therefore, it is recommended to update your OS and software before installation.
After downloading the installer, follow these steps to install RasterLinkPro5 SG:
Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen.
Select your printer model and connection type.
Select your language and destination folder.
Click \"Install\" and wait for the installation to complete.
Restart your computer if prompted.
How to Use RasterLinkPro5 SG?
To use RasterLinkPro5 SG, you need to launch the software and connect your printer to your computer. Then, you can follow these steps to print your images:
Open your image file in RasterLinkPro5 SG or drag and drop it into the main window.
Select your print settings, such as media type, print quality, color mode, profile, etc.
If you want to use white layer printing, click on the \"White\" tab and adjust the settings accordingly.
If you want to edit your image, click on the \"Edit\" tab and use the tools available, such as crop, rotate, resize, etc.
If you want to preview your print result, click on the \"Preview\" tab and check the image on the screen.
If you are satisfied with your settings and image, click on the \"Print\" button and send your data to the printer.