Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), a leader in wide-format inkjet printers, cutters and inks, has released its new RIP software VerteLith, characterizing the software as “a revolutionary software that optimizes the performance of Mutoh printers, is easy to use, and delivers exceptional workflow efficiency.” VerteLith is bundled with FlexiDesigner Mutoh Edition 21 software and includes advanced functions such as Mutoh Clear Tone – an original halftone technology that achieves “beautiful image quality and smoothness.” VerteLith also features two enhanced preview functions. The soft-proof function simulates the colour of the printed output on the screen, and the RIP preview function displays the actual printing dots on the screen prior to output. These new functions allow users to enjoy a what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) RIP environment.
The OEM added that current RIP software programs are focused primarily on roll-to-roll, large-format printers. VerteLith goes beyond that to include several tools that enhance the use of UV-LED flatbed printers. The jig layout tool prints raised varnish outlines to keep objects in place, eliminating the need for custom jigs. VerteLith features auto-layout and print multi-page PDF functions at the click of a button, and supports auto-generation of white and varnish inks to create rich, textured prints without complicated steps. Additionally, auto-generation of Pantone-coated and uncoated spot colours is a standard, included feature of VerteLith RIP Software. VerteLith debuted August 16 for Mutoh printer models VJ-1638UH Mark II and VJ-1638UR Mark II, and was included free of charge. Other printer models will be supported by VerteLith later in the year, said Mutoh.