Mar 182011

I find it very frustrating as an independent colour management specialist that with Mimaki’s Raster-link Pro software it is impossible for anyone to even calibrate a printer wihtout paying to upgrade the rip so that you can generate Mimaki software generated profiles.

Every other rip I can think of will allow the printer to at least be calibrated, and usually for a 3rd party generated ICC profile to be loaded. In our situation this means that we almost always are forced to trade in the Mimaki rip to an alternative product so that we can generate high quality media calibrations and profiles for these printers.

If only Mimaki didn’t try to lock everyone into their platform, perhaps they would realise they’re only forcing people away from their solution.