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Another problem with overlapping on Gerber Omega with Edge 2

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Will308decals, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    United States
    Hi, I have had this issue before where I’m getting a little outline on my blue when I’m overprinting blue on white. Can anyone help with this issue?

    thank you

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Looks like an incorrect setting for overprinting the blue. Overprint/Overlap gives you three choices: None, Overlap and Overprint. If None is your choice then the blue will knock out the white taking a little extra around each shape. If it's Overlap, then the blue will print totally over the white which is ok in this scenario because there's no color shifting going to happen. If it was blue on yellow, for example, then the overprinted areas would shift towards green. If you are overprinting two colors that will color shift, then you will get better results using the Choke and Spread feature in Composer.

    Finally, Overprint does exactly what Overlap does except that it also turns up the temperature on the printhead ...which may be beneficial with large overprint areas but will also result in the need for two print passes for the blue in any other instances of the blue that do not also have Overprint as the setting because a different printhead temperature would be needed for each pass effectively doubling your cost to print the blue.

    Try selecting the blue shapes in Composer and enter Control + the F5 function key to turn on OverLap and see if it prints correctly.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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  3. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    I agree with the above - also check your file - and make sure objects you want to print only are there. Some traces can leave objects hidden behind your print object ( ex white or clear)
  4. Joe House

    Joe House Very Active Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Also, which white foil are you using? Make sure your using the correct foil assignment in composer.
  5. Browner

    Browner Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Just looks like you forgot to set the blue to overprint/overlap. Make sure to move the blue shape to the front, and have the Print Order setup correct as well.