A customer received an artwork to print. 4panels of 750mm by 2758mm. With full background.
The file is
:- RGB R223 G204 B178
On his VS-640 6 color in Eco Max using Versaworks 5.5.0 ver
Standard - Head Speed 760 Bi-dir
Trying Pre-Press US - Sign & Display - MAX Impact
Media Orajet 3614C
The output is far from what is expected.
When converting the file to CMYK the color differs again. Save as PDF no good - Save as .eps no good.
After trial and error for more than an hour, eureka..
File type - Raster or Vector
How old is the captop?
the captop is 1week old.
File type is Vector.
Now I've notice something while observing the Nozzle Test.
The Vs640 is running in 6 colors right.
I've noticed that the Cyan colors C1 & C2 are not of the same color,
C1 is Cyan
C2 is likely to be a blue color (dark cyan), tomorrow morning I will intervene and see whether the cyan cartridge are different.
Could this be an ink contamination issue?
Not sure the dampers are the cause.
On Vector prints, I am using Max Impact - color management - I use Perceptual for raster but Colormetric for the Vector portion
The diagrams actually are not helpful for me and do not allow me to zoom in on them. A nozzle test of a single test would help
Are you saying of the possible configurations of the VS machine - yours is setup as 6 color?
Usually when colors are fading at the end, it is because the captop cannot keep up with the dampers. If new captop, ensure the flushing adjustment is spot on, allowing for good suction. Do not feel it is a contamination issue. Are they OEM or 3rd party dampers and if OEM are they white or black.
You are not getting full nozzle output. That in itself can give you color variation. A 48 hour head soak might help, Sometimes it is a matter of replacing the head.