DescriptionModern printers like the Epson Pro Series Range are amazing machines capable of world class printing results – indeed, the vast bulk of award winning and exhibition level photography is now printed on these machines. The big problem with them though is in fact their drivers – they’re often needlessly complicated and difficult to use. Consequently, there are a number of alternative software packages designed to make this easier.
Mirage, probably the best of them, provides a simple, intuitive and easy to use one-window interface which makes the (potentially daunting) professional printing process hassle-free. In addition to a really clear GUI for layout & colour management, Mirage also offers the capability to remove standard driver length limits – meaning that e.g. on a 3880 you’ll now be able to print much longer images on roll media without the usual complexities involved with this kind of printing.Mirage operates as a plugin for Photoshop, or as a standalone droplet style application.
Unlike most RIPs that force you to use CMYK processes, Mirage ‘wraps’ the standard Epson printer driver in a much more sensible interface – this is important as it means you can continue to use all your standard ICC profiles (ideally custom profiles made by us, but also all stock profiles from paper manufacturers etc.). You won’t ever have to touch the horrible Epson driver interface, but underneath it will still be using the truly excellent colour engine the Epson driver provides (once properly profiled).
What’s New in Mirage 5?
The following provides a brief overview of the new functions and improvements in comparison to Mirage 4. For a detailed explanation of each improvement, please download and refer to the pdf brochure located near the bottom of this page. Print templates Template Editor Free layout of files on the spread Clear program interface Improved print preview File & Templates browser Multiple print jobs at the same time ‘Undo/Redo’ function Improved handling/placement of embedded logos New tools for image editing New print mode ‘Only Black Ink’ Settings option ‘Simulation’ Additional print marks Support for current operating systems