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According to Canon, its collaboration with DINAX sees the introduction of two Mirage Editions for Canon advanced professional printing solutions. This offers Canon’s imagePROGRAF customers a quick and simple set up, intuitive user handling and greater automation, which speeds up production efficiencies and eliminating costly production errors.
The Mirage Editions for Canon present all the print output features and tools in one clear, intuitive layout. The software can manage and print an unlimited number of images in a variety of formats at the same time, automatically generating optimum image layouts to maximise cutting and output efficiencies while minimising wastage. In addition, it supports all colour modes, including mixed configurations such as RGB and CMYK in one document, and generates an exact and precise ‘soft proof’ in the Mirage Preview window.
Canon and DINAX have launched two versions of the software for its imagePROGRAF range. The Mirage 8 & 12 Color Edition for Canon is for 8- and 12-colour imagePROGRAF printers and allows operators to simply ‘drag, drop and print’ any PDF, JPEG and TIFF files without the need for any host application. In addition Mirage comes as a plug-in for use with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Illustrator and InDesign within the package at no extra cost.
The Mirage Master Edition for Canon extends support to Canon’s whole 5-, 6-, 8- and 12-colour imagePROGRAF ranges. Both versions support unlimited numbers of printers of varying sizes with just one licence.
Further offerings include the optional Mirage PRO-Extension which can be used with Canon’s iPF6450 and iPF6400S models. Canon believes the Mirage PRO-Extension makes creating highly professional ICC profiles as simple as a click of a button, utilising the optional built-in spectrophotometer unit.
“At Canon we are continually looking for opportunities to provide our customers with significant production benefits and added value, whether through the introduction of our own products or by collaborating with likeminded organisations to provide the very best in supporting software and solutions,” said Yuichi Miyano, director of Wide Format Group, Canon Europe. “Through our partnership with DINAX, and the launch of the new Mirage Editions for Canon, imagePROGRAF customers now have access to a customised version of the successful Mirage printing software that is ideal not only for the photographic sector but also for the Print-for-Pay and poster printing markets. With a simple and intuitive user interface, the Mirage Editions for Canon enable customers to optimise their printing environment, shorten workflows with fast and automated image processing and deliver real cost reductions and increased efficiencies.”
Peter Hytrek, General Manager of DINAX GmbH added, “Our approach to product development is very much in line with that of Canon where the needs of customers are the driving force. With this common approach, and working closely alongside the Canon team, we have developed two dedicated versions of Mirage for Canon that are not only fully optimised to maximise production and cost efficiencies for users of Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers but will also make the use of these printers easier than ever.”
The Mirage Editions for Canon are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and are compatible with both Mac (Intel) and Windows operating systems.
The new software is available immediately either directly from Canon or through its network of authorised Canon resellers.
For more information visit the Canon website at www.canon-europe.com.
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