Canon is to offer the Dinax Mirage photo printing software with its ImagePrograf wide format printers. Mirage is designed to handle the printing demands of photographers, designers, agencies and print service providers.
It 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 will have two versions, both optimized for its printers, which will allow operators to ‘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.. There’s a Mirage Master Edition for Canon’s whole 5-, 6-, 8- and 12-colour imagePrograf ranges, and a Canon Mirage 8 & 12 Color Edition, specifically for the 8- and 12-colour printers. Both versions support unlimited numbers of printers of varying sizes with just one licence.
There’s also a Mirage Pro Extension that can be used with Canon’s iPF6450 and iPF6400S models, for easily creating ICC profiles via the optional built-in spectrophotometer unit.