FineCut8 for Illustrator

FineCut8 for Illustrator V8.7.7 Upgrade(MacOS10.7 - 10.13)

Type Software
Version 8.7.7
Release date 09/20/2018
Supported OS Mac OS X
Mac OS X(10.7.x)
Mac OS X(10.8.x)
Mac OS X(10.9.x)
Mac OS X(10.10.x)
Mac OS X(10.11.x)
macOS 10.12.x
macOS 10.13.x
Supported Software FineCut8 for Illustrator
Application Adobe Illustrator CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017/CC2018 English/German/French/Italian/Spanish/Russian/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese

You can NOT install FineCut8 on Illustrator CC 2019.

About this Upgrade

  • This Upgrade software cannot be installed in OS that is older than MacOS X 10.7.
  • This Upgrade software requests older version of Mimaki FineCut CD-ROM while installation.
  • How to recognize and read FineCut CD-ROM on macOS 10.12 or later from here.
  • How to deal with the trouble that the downloaded installer does not launch on Mac OS X 10.8 or later from here.
  • How to recognize [KeySpan] USB conversion adapter on macOS High Sierra(10.13) from here.

The following functions have been change

[Ver8.7.6 -> Ver8.7.7]

- Fixed bugs -

  1. FineCut8 or Illustrator is forcibly terminated when recognizing register marks
    (For Illustrator CC2018 Macintosh)

[Ver8.7.5 -> Ver8.7.6]

- Improved function -

  1. In CFL-605 RT, square register marks can be created and confirmed.
    You can use it by applying CFL-605 RT FW Ver 1.70. 

- Fixed bugs -

  1. In CG-FXII series, recommended register mark size is not displayed correctly.(Illustrator only)

[Ver8.7.4 -> Ver8.7.5]

- Improved function -

  1. ID cut has bee supported in CFL-605 RT.
  2. Mark separation function has been supported in CF22-1225.

[Ver8.7.3 -> Ver8.7.4]
- Newly supported application -

  1. Illustrator CC2018 is supported.

- Improved function -

  1. In CF22-1225, RasterLink output can be now used.
  2. When recognizing register marks, head withdrawal function can be now used after cutting. (CJV30 series, TPC, CVJ150/300 series, UCJV150/300 series)

- Fixed bugs -

  1. In CF22-1225, favorites could not be registered and applied normally.
  2. In CF22-1225, output condition was not applied correctly. (Illustrator only)
  3. When installing 32bit FineCut, UCJV150/300 default output condition file for Japanese was installed. (Illustrator only)

[Ver8.7.2 -> Ver8.7.3]
- Fixed bugs -

  1. When outputting ID cut after expanding / decreasing in size, the cut shifts incorrectly.

[Ver8.7.1 -> Ver8.7.2]
- Newly functions -

  1. Mimaki UCJV300/150 series is now supported.

[Ver8.7.0 -> Ver8.7.1]
- Newly functions -

  1. PDF is added to ID cut output format (print data).
    Print data format can be selected and outputted from EPS / PDF.

[Ver8.6.3 -> Ver8.7.0]
- Newly functions -

  1. CF22-1225 is supported.
  2. ID cut function is installed. (CF22-1225)
    When a printer prints data with ID and a cutting plotter detects the ID, it can cut automatically by the function.
    To do the ID cut, set the cutting condition with FineCut first and output the ID cut data.
    And print register marks with the given ID with RasterLinkPlus.
    Then, detect the register marks with the cutting plotter.

    Conditions for using ID cut:
    • RasterLink 6 Plus ver1.2 or higher, and CuttingLink ver 1.0 or higher are required.
  3. Trotec Speedy 100, 300, 360, 400 are supported. (It is supported only by Illustrator CC-CC2017 Win/Mac)

    Conditions for using Trotec laser output:
    • Trotec UniDrive ver 10.5 or higher, JobControl ver 10.6.1 or higher are required.

[Ver8.6.2.1 -> Ver8.6.3]
- Newly functions -

  1. Illustrator CC2017 is supported.
  2. Simultaneous frame extraction
    Outer and inner frames are simultaneously extracted using the frame extraction function.

[Ver8.6.2 -> Ver8.6.2.1]

- Fixed bugs -

  1. Not be able to run FineCut on Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.11. (Illustrator CS3 - CC2015.3)

[Ver8.6.1 -> Ver8.6.2]
- Newly functions -

  1. Illustrator CC2015.3 is supported.
  2. Tool name of output condition can be set (Only for CFL-605RT FW Ver1.50 or later)
    Tool can be set by tool name in addition to current pen number from No1 to No 6.

- Fixed bugs -

  1. Output defect to the plotter by the LAN connection.

[Ver8.5.3 -> Ver8.6]
- Newly Support Illustrator -

  1. Illustrator CC2015 is supported.
  2. Specify Cutting Direction Function
    Cutting direction can be changed after checking cutting direction at Illustrator and click pass.
  3. Register color/layer of cutting condition as a favorite each
    After registering cutting condition and cutting order which is setting each color and layer as a favorite, apply the favorite, cutting condition and cutting order can be operated simply even though data is changed.
  4. Improved the operability of Reverse Cut (Only for CFL-605RT FWVer.1.40 and later)
    First, perform all frame cut at obverse, and continuously perform data cut at reverse.
    To perform separately frame cut and reverse cut in two processes, separated operation of frame and data cutting can be performed at separate timing.

[Ver8.5.2 -> Ver8.5.3]
- Fixed bugs -

  1. When executing [Frame Extraction] with setting the offset in a big value, frame pass is painted over. (Illustrator CS6 and later)
  2. When executing [Tiling] with the specific data, Illustrator freezes.
  3. When selecting and plotting the data including a pass which makes indication or non-indication in layer, Illustrator freezes.
  4. 2 FineCut menu is registered.
  5. If both of Illustrator CC and Illustrator CC 2015 have installed, FineCut cannot installed on Illustrator CC.

- Improved function -

  1. In CFL-605RT, the reverse cut function is improved. (Only for CFL-605RT)To improve the operability of reverse cut, change the UI and specification of reverse cut.
  2. Enlarge the area to paint in red around the register mark to prevent occurring the register mark detection error.(Only for the model which has register detection function excluding CF3.)
  3. In CJV300/150 series, each line can be cut when performing continuous register cut.But if the data is copied, each line can NOT be cut. (Only for CJV300/150 series)

[Ver8.5.1 -> Ver8.5.2]
- Fixed bugs -
The following bug is fixed:

  1. The new information of FineCut8 cannot be acquired through the online information.

[Ver8.5 -> Ver8.5.1]
- Fixed bugs -
The following bug is fixed:

  1. If the [Preferred languages] in [Language & Region] is added one single language, the computer will freeze up or fail to install FineCut8 when activating Mac OS X 10.7-10.10 installer.(Only MacOS 10.10)

    The defect occurs with the following FineCut production for overseas.
    • Ver 8.4.1 Upgrading edition (MacOS 10.7 - 10.10)
    • Ver8.5 Upgrading edition (MacOS 10.7 - 10.10)
    • Ver8.5 Production edition (CFL-605RT standard)

[Ver8.4.1 -> Ver8.5]
- Newly Support plotters and Illustrator -

  1. CFL-605RT is now supported.
  2. Illustrator CC2014(32/64bit) is now supported.
  3. Reverse cut function (Supported only for CFL-605RT)
    Use this feature if you need to draw ruled line to the rear face side (surface). Detect a register mark at the surface of printing and cut out the outer frame of register mark, and machine can cut from the reverse side or draw ruled line.

[Ver8.4 -> Ver8.4.1]
- Fixed bugs -

  1. Unable to obtain the port number of LAN automatically and the port number is not displayed on the list.(CG-SRIII series, Only Illustrator Mac CS6)
  2. The port is not found when connecting USB.(Only Illustrator Mac 8, 9)
  3. Disenable to perform RL output with normal account.(Mac 10.7 and later)
  4. Unable to select the Illustrator CC when installing FineCut.(Mac OS X 10.6.8)
  5. When allowing sort function to cut media, machine start cutting from the outside of pass.(CF, CF2, DC, Only CF3 series)

[Ver8.3 -> Ver8.4]
- Newly Support plotters and languages -

  1. Supported to CJV300, CJV150 series.
  2. Supported Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese(Only for Illustrator CS6 and later)

- Improved functions -

  1. In CG-SRIII, IP address of plotter is enabled to specify when connecting by LAN.
  2. PIN and HLF are deleted from tool of CG-SRIII, and CT6 and CT7 are added for supporting so that the tool which is changed from CG-SRIII have been formally supported.

[Ver8.2.2 -> Ver8.3]
- Newly Support Illustrator -

  1. Accept Illustrator CC.
  2. The processing time have been improved of the case executing [Output to RasterLink] function under Macintosh .

[Ver8.2.1 -> Ver8.2.2]
- The following defects occurring at Illustrator CS6 have been improved -

  1. When arranging copy more than 20 times in every direction on [Copy] function in the plot dialogue, Illustrator is slow down and becomes inoperable finally.
  2. When deleting all media names and clicking the mouse on the output condition setting dialog, Illustrator will abend.

[Ver8.2.0 -> Ver8.2.1]
- Improved functions -

  1. Changed how to set LAN connection to how to select from the connected device list. (Only in CG-SRIII)

- Fixed bugs -

  1. When the midpoint of Bezier curve between 2 anchor points exist on a straight-line, an unintended line is cut. (For Illustrator CS6 ver.)

[Ver8.1.2 -> Ver8.2]
- Newly functions -

  1. FineCut8 for Illustrator ver8.2 is available for CG-SRIII.
    The following function which is installed on CG-SRIII will be able to use by ver8.2.
    • Intermediate Registration Marks output.
    • Output to a plotter by LAN connection.

[Ver8.1 -> Ver8.1.2]
- The following defects occurring at Illustrator CS6 have been improved -

  1. It is impossible to output under the language environment except Japanese and English.
  2. The letter is partially not displayed.
  3. The defect occurs when setting and applying the output condition.
  4. Fixed existing bugs.

[Ver8.0.5 -> Ver8.1]
- Newly Support Illustrator and fixed bugs -

  1. Accept Illustrator CS6 (32/64 bit).
  2. In Windows8, impossible to install the FineCut8 through a standard user account.
  3. When the midpoint of Bezier curve between 2 anchor points exist on a straight-line, an unintended line is cut.

[Ver8.0.4 -> Ver8.0.5]
- Fixed bugs -
The following bug is fixed:

  1. The closed figure which consists of two anchor points is not cut.

[Ver8.0.3 -> Ver8.0.4]
- Newly support OS -

  1. MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) compatible.

[Ver8.0.1 -> Ver8.0.3]
- Fixed bugs -
The following bugs are fixed:

  1. Fine Cut cannot be installed to Illustrator CS5.1.
  2. A postscript error may occur on RasterLink, when the preview format is set on EPS option dialogue displayed when outputting data to RasterLink.

- Fixed bugs -
The following bugs are fixed:

  1. "An unexpected error occurred" is displayed when sending data to CF, CF2, DC, CF3(R1/TF2 head) with selecting tools by color or layer.
  2. Cutting path is created at 0.1pt(0.035mm) outer side of the frame when the offset value on frame extraction set to 0.
  3. On Illustrator 9 or 10 for MacOS 9.2.2, a part of characters on the dialog are lacked.

New functions / Improved functions of FineCut8

  1. Cutting Start Position Specification
    Specifies the cutting start position.
  2. Separating and Cutting Lines(CF/DC/CF2/CF3)
    Avoids cutting too much when cutting thick works including formboard.
  3. Online Information
    Notifies the latest information of FineCut including update and announcement.
  4. "About FineCut" menu
    You can access to the operation manual quickly from this screen.
  5. Illustrator CS5 compatible.
  6. Outline Extraction
    Outline data can be created easily on "Trace Simply" screen.
  7. "Register Mark Creation" dialog
    An error in reading register marks is avoided by adding the mark for print direction and checking the recommended mark size.
  8. Plotter/User Setup
    "Connection test" checks the cause of communication error quickly.

Update procedure

  1. From [Plug-ins] in the Adobe Illustrator-installed folder, drag [Mimaki FineCut] folder to the recycle bin.
  2. Double-click the installer file created after decompression.
  3. Follow the instruction on screen.
  4. When confirmation screen for the old version product CD appears, insert the indicated version CD of the product.
  5. After confirming the product CD, follow the instructions on screen.

* For details, see "Readme" created after decompression.


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Software License Agreement

By installing this software, you agree to be bound by this agreement.

Article 1 Definition
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  2. Related data means printed text data supplied with this software or printed data which we may supply subsequently.
  3. This software means the software, related data and the copy of this software which we supply to you.
Article 2 Limitations
  1. This software must not be copied against the provisions of this agreement.
  2. This software must not be changed or reverse engineered. Moreover, it must not be transferred, leased or sublicensed to the third party. The status of this agreement must not be transferred, either.
  3. This software must not be transferred, licensed or resold to the third party or transferred, licensed or purchased from it by rental or false rental activity.
  4. This software must not be transferred or licensed to the third party or purchased from it as secondhand goods.
Article 3 Limitation of Warranty
  1. It is not warranted that functions contained in this software suit the intended use of the customer.
  2. This software should be selected and introduced in the customer’s responsibility: any damage in installing this software in the computer’s hard disk and the plotter’s memory is not covered.
  3. We accept no responsibility for any results of the use of this software (including lost earnings or profits).
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  1. The term of validity of this agreement starts when the customer installs this software.
  2. When the customer decides to stop using this software, this agreement is automatically terminated.
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