Sophisticated RIP software for textile and apparel

Textile software RIP “TxLink3” has become further sophisticated and user-friendly in TxLink4

  • Parallel RIP and printer pool functions make production more efficient
  • 16-bit rendering realises beautiful gradation expression
  • Assignment of feature colour to spot channel
  • Simplified pagination
  • Variable print function tailored to applications for apparel
  • Image mask function

Features – TxLink4

New features

Simultaneous RIP

  • The RIP process for multiple pieces of print data can be performed simultaneously*1
  • Using the Printers Pool function, print jobs can be assigned to available printers automatically*2, allowing efficient production when multiple printers are connected*3

*1: A total of up to eight RIP Servers can be started simultaneously
*2: Identical printers / identical ink-set printers
*3: Additional printer licenses corresponding to the number of connected printers are required

Printer pools

By registering multiple printers of the same printer type and the same ink set, jobs can be automatically distributed to the various printers.

  • When the Print Environment is used to create a job, the job can be printed on any of the printers*1 in the pool
  • Print jobs are pooled and automatically assigned to multiple printers*2

*1: Identical printers / identical ink-set printers
*2: Additional printer licenses corresponding to the number of connected printers are required

Variable data print

  • Variable data such as uniform numbers and player names can be directly imported from CSV files to create print jobs
  • Text can also be processed using methods such as text outline fills and arched text layout

16-Bit rendering

Rendering is upgraded from 8-bit to 16-bit and enables more beautiful gradation expression.

Image mask property

  • Mask Image allows the user to apply an image as a mask on top of an image within a job
  • TIFF, JPG, BMP, PS, EPS and PDF file formats are all suitable and supported
  • The Image Mask parameters can be saved as an Image Preset and may be used later to expedite the application of a specific mask to an image
  • Rotation, inversion, aspect-ratio change of masked images and continuous masking to long-sized images are also possible

Improved features

PDF support

  • The Aurelon PDF engine has been implemented in TxLink4 for showing correct previews of PDF colours dynamically and snapshot previews of multipage PDFs faster than earlier versions
  • The overall performance, colour management and PDF transparency support have been improved

Nesting function for simplified pagination

The intuitive and powerful nesting option improves the arrangement of multiple images per job by rearranging the images based on their actual shape.

  • Easy Cut (Guillotine Cut) arranges images in a way that a horizontal cut line is provided, ensuring a smooth finish
  • Minimum Waste (Space Optimized) arranges the images in the most space saving way to minimise the waste of paper

Smart fill

  • Apart from duplicating images to fit a fixed size grid, a new mode called Smart Fill may be used when the grid option is selected
  • Smart Fill will automatically fill up a job with the selected image, either with or without image rotation

Image auto alignment

As images are moved within a job layout they may be easily and quickly aligned either horizontally or vertically to other images.

Spot channel colour replacement

It is possible to assign random colours to the Spot Channel and view in the TxLink4 preview.

Customer information

  • A new job property “Customer Info” has been added to the properties panel allowing the user to enter and save customer related information to a job
  • Frequently used customer information can be saved as a preset and used at a later time

New image Add-Ons

  • Barcode Add-On: The barcode Add-On enables the user to define and position different barcode types to an image. QRCode, Data Matrix, PDF417, and Code 39 barcode types are available.
  • Multiple Image Add-Ons per Image: It is now possible to utilize multiple Image Property “Add-Ons” on a single image. For example, multiple company logos “Add-Ons” may be applied to the same image.
  • Drill holes Add-On: Mark hole for the eyelet can be added near the edge of the image at the corners.
  • Ruler Add-Ons: Place a horizontal ruler above or below the image and a vertical ruler at the right or left sides of the image respectively.

Continued features

In addition to the new and improved features, the TxLink4 continues on the following features of the TxLink3:

  • Hot folders: Hot Folders are a quick and easy way to automate the printing process by placing the image data into a shared folder, allowing users to automate the printing process without interruption.
  • Colour replacement: Reproduce specific colours and create several colourways with one image.
  • Colour matching: Colour tuning using saturation, brightness, contrast, balance and tone curve functions.
  • Colour combine: Layered data by colour, normally used for screen printing, can be used for digital print.
  • Pure colour printing: Print primary colour, secondary colour and grey pure colour.
  • Position template: Automatic placement of images when using a specific form (eg. t-shirt).
  • Edit screen separation: Customise the layout of the screen, dividing it into 2 or 4 parts for effective editing.
  • Manage costs with Job Ticket: Provides information on the consumed ink amount, media and print time.
  • ICC profile creation: Using ColorGPS, create a user profile by printing and calibrating a colour chart. Include detailed settings such as ink limit and tone curve.
  • Wide gamut printing by multicolour profile: Often used for textile design, it covers a wide gamut of RGB image colour compared to a normal CMYK profile, providing bright and vivid expression.
  • Colour management of printer: ColorQPC supports colour consistency of printer over time.
  • Step & repeat: Create seamless repeat patterns and flexible paneling functions, including horizontal and vertical shift, rotation, mirror and overlapping.