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To get started, rendering intents sounds scientific, but really what we’re talking about here is what happens to red when printing. Monitors display colors using RGB (Red, Green, and Blue). They are very good at displaying these colors, while printers use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) and are much better at printing these colors. Correspondingly, printers are…

It’s now easier than ever to create your own incredibly accurate printmode with CADlink software. In the video below, we will cover the process of setting up complete print modes in PMC lite with the Nix™ Color Sensor. In this process, you will set your parameters for ink limiting, calibration, and ICC creation. Since every…

White Ink Only Print Modes The RIP has a white underbase with a manual curve. Color data is printed as white, as if converted to a grayscale (based on the amount of CMYK ink being printed, with more CMYK = less white ink). This ensures that any images with transparency do not get white in transparent areas and the color data is…

If you’re having issues with underbase alignment, it can be caused by problems with the machine you’re outputting to, or your software settings. While it might seem overwhelming to troubleshoot, how to diagnose which factor is affecting your alignment is easy with a few troubleshooting steps.  Check View Raw Data Import the CADlink Test Page Alignment.png or…

When creating a contour cut with bleed, it is possible that a hairline of white will be left before showing the bleed. Obviously, this isn’t ideal for finishing up your designs. There are some quick and easy fixes to this issue, so let’s get started. There are 2 main causes for this issue: 1) The…

SignLab is a powerful production software platform, with driver support for hundreds of different machines. If you work with Mimaki RasterLink™ or Roland VersaWorks™, SignLab packages are built to specifically operate these devices at their best. To quickly prepare and output jobs to RasterLink™, use SignLab RasterLink™ Edition, and for VersaWorks use SignLab VersaWorks™ Edition. Sending…

For some machines, the setup process is really as easy as unboxing. You can install Windows-driven devices as queues, and install devices, all from your Control Panel. What this means is that you can add your existing printer manufacturer supplied printer driver and it will show up as a queue. When using Windows-driven devices, Queue Properties options are…

Getting an output device attached to your production process can be a bit more intensive than simply plugging a USB cable in. Check out our guide on configuring your ports and getting your machines running properly. Use the information below to help choose ports when connecting your output devices. If using TCP/IP, you must know…