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Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Jan 13. 12 Replies

Aloha from Maui :)Our shop uses Versaworks 6.8 and prior to that 5.something with a Versacamm SP-540i. We've had problems with printing colors in the past, and while we've learned a lot in the past…Continue

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irving donaldson replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Sometimes I speak NY - so ensure your captop is not more than a year old. Old captops put wear and tear on the head and allows ink to dry in the nozzles so you do not get full ink distribution."
Jan 13
Samuel Takara replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Tested: PRESERVE PRIMARY COLORS was the solution we were looking for. I copied Pre-Press' settings and made a custom profile that was identical but had Preserve Primary Colors checked. We did a test print of our CMYK swatches (100, 80, 70, 60,…"
Jan 13
Samuel Takara replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"We always use "paper" (ie, don't put anything there" for white. Our actual blank areas are fine :) I know there ARE printers that can do print white (and metallics, and goodness knows what else - curry?), but sadly we don't…"
Jan 13
irving donaldson replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Great to read. Just remember in your white areas, leave that blank and the white will be the media. A small but important step."
Jan 12
Samuel Takara replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"I will try the "Preserve Primary Colors" tomorrow (almost the end of our day!). Hopefully that will be the fix. Our white areas are actually fine! Oh, how I wish we had a printer that had additional channels! Santa skipped that part of my…"
Jan 12
Samuel Takara replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"We use Adobe Illustrator - I'll see if I can do that or approximate it. We generally don't work in RBG because all of our machines have RIPs that work in CMYK, plus sometimes jobs have to be sent out to be done on press. Our Versaworks is…"
Jan 12
irving donaldson replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Just adding 2 cents with the jist of the convo. If you use CMYK expect dirty - If you print white on your non white printer it will try and make white with a mosaic of other colors.  Use RGB, PMS, or Roland color palette. Search this site for…"
Jan 12
CYW replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
".........try again"
Jan 12
CYW replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Here’s another screenshot from an older version of Corel. Not sure how familiar you are with Corel......but different versions have slightly different road maps leading to the same end point. (sigh)"
Jan 12
CYW replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Samuel, do you have the RGB default palette opened in Corel? .......and have you tried printing 100% yellow from there? Also you can (and probably should) print color palettes out on different media so you’ll always have a reference point to…"
Jan 12
Samuel Takara replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"Nice! We just started learning how to adjust PMS colors and are fairly happy with that process. The main thing is sometimes we do need pure C, M, Y, or K. When this happens the color is "dirty" with other colors. If I need 100% yellow, I…"
Jan 12
CYW replied to Samuel Takara's discussion Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?
"For what’s it’s worth, we’ve only used RGB or PMS colors for the past decade+ when printing to the Versacamm and have had little or no issues. I’ve  found the VW RIP does a fine job with converting the color palettes and…"
Jan 12
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Printing exact mixes for colors: is it possible?

Aloha from Maui :)Our shop uses Versaworks 6.8 and prior to that 5.something with a Versacamm SP-540i. We've had problems with printing colors in the past, and while we've learned a lot in the past year? We have issues at times with getting colors quite right.For instance, if we print shades of K at the higher densities there's a reddish tone to it. We had one large job that we really had to fight on this, and eventually gave up once we got to "close enough."We printed some CMYK swatches with…See More
Jan 12
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Hometown: Please include City & State
Wailuku, Hawai'i
Core Business
Graphic Designer, Other
Your Position
Designer / Operator
Website:
http://www.mauiprintworks.com
Type of Printer/Cutter if owned:
SP-540i

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