ARTISTA TEXTILE COLOR COLLECTION
Color collections for sublimation transfer printing with 520 colors
including fluorescent pink and yellow
Nagano, Japan (July 15, 2016)
Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Kazuaki Ikeda), a leading global manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting plotters, announces the release of the "Artista Textile Color Collection" for textile printing as a new product of the "Artista" brand. The first collection, "Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence" is provided for sublimation transfer printing and is available on our website.
Recently, in the textile industry, conventional analog printing has been replaced by plateless digital printing to meet diverse market trends. Digital on-demand printing allows quick delivery and inventory reduction. However, the textile/apparel printing industry has been without a standard color chart since it made the move from conventional to digital textile printing. Color matching has been a major issue. Operators have to print colors repeatedly to obtain target ones using their own methods, which is very difficult and time-consuming compared to analog printing.
Simple and speedy color matching
Color matching has been an issue in the textile printing process. The "Artista Textile Color Collection" provides simple and accurate color matching. The printing color can be specified by selecting from the newly installed swatches in Adobe® Illustrator® or CorelDRAW®. An image file is printed on a Mimaki printer using the RIP software, RasterLink6(*1) or TxLink3(*2). The color collection enables colors to be represented accurately. It equalizes print colors between different factories, thereby reducing the time required for color matching.
*1: RasterLink6: Mimaki genuine RIP software that supports the “Artista Textile Color Collection” from version 5.0 and later.
*2: TxLink3: Mimaki genuine textile RIP software that supports the “Artista Textile Color Collection” from version 3.1.2 and later.
The first collection: "Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence"
Today, we provide the first collection—Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence—on our website. This color collection contains 520 colors including the eye-catching fluorescent ones that enhance visible impact and color brightness for sports/fashion apparels and interior fabrics.
We are planning to expand the "Artista Textile Color Collection" for other textile printing beyond the sublimation transfer printing.
Contents of Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence
- Color chart data (Process color chart, fluorescent color chart)
- Swatch color file
Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence is available on our website.
System requirements for Artista Textile Color Collection for Fluorescence
Compatible printer model
|Model||Compatible firmware version|
|TS300P-1800||Ver.1.7.0 and later|
Compatible RIP software
|RIP software||Compatible version|
|RasterLink6||Ver.5.0 and later|
|TxLink3||Ver.3.1.2 and later|
Compatible ink settings
|4C + fluorescent pink
|Item No.||6C + fluorescent pink
|Design software||Compatible version|
|Adobe® Illustrator®||CS2 and later|
|CorelDRAW®||11 and later*|
* An extension of swatch file for CorelDRAW® is different depending on a version.
X4 and older versions: CPL / X5 and later versions: XML
Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd.
Postal code: 389-0512
Address: 1628-1 Otsu Shigeno Tomi Nagano, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)268-64-2281, Fax: +81-(0)268-80-0041