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Best file type for Print/Cut....?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Tparkin, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Tparkin

    Tparkin Member

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    Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for the most efficient and accurate file type to use between Corel X3 and Versaworks for PRINT/CUT jobs. I can't get Corel to export an .eps if the graphic has drop shadows (and converting the drops to bmp looks terrible) and using a .pdf works but takes literally forever to rip...plus the colors are a bit off.

    Any suggestions....?
     
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  2. Tparkin

    Tparkin Member

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    I should have added.....

    ...for LARGE print/cut jobs. 8' and up.
     
  3. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    I use PDF almost strictly. I too use Corel X3, and you need to make sure that you've turned on your Color Management to get better more accurate colors (this, however is a HUGE subject in itself). Try using the the setting "Output for Professional Printing" or something to that nature as a STARTING point. However, I use Wasatch SoftRip, so I may see different results than if using VW. AFAIK, you need to use EPS or PDF to get cut lines to show up. Otherwise, you can use TIFF or JPG for print-only images, though I still prefer PDF for all files (more consistent results for me).
     
  4. Tparkin

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    Seems as if my .pdf's have a faint rectangle behind any drop shadow or imported graphic (.psd, jpeg, etc.) It more or less grays out the graphic in those areas. I've tried numerous setting to no avail.
     
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  5. BJ Carter

    BJ Carter New Member

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    Can anyone share what the solution may be for this, I have the same issue. I can print objects with drop shadow on white vinyl and it prints fine, I mean the shadow fades into background as It should.
    Thnx, Bj
     
  6. woolly

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    my get by is
    export eps as cmyk not rgb with colour profile off.

    woolly
     
  7. WYLDGFI

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    when you do PDF's..turn off ALL Image and data compression. It makes it much easier to Rip the file. I experience slow rip times as well with my Colorburst rip for Vutek.
     
  8. Ken

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    I had a client send me some .pdf files.
    He had created in Corel 12.
    The text was not properly spaced. It was weird. I checked the "Properties" of the file and from Corel 12 it was exporting those files as an Adobe 4 format. I notice that within Corel X3 you have a choice to export .pdf files as Adobe 4, 5, 6, or pdf corel 12 or pdf corel 13. It will take some experimentation to get the best results.
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  9. asd

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    when you export in pdf format the file doesn't have to be in full size versaworks has the ability to increase the size of the image without loosing quelity as long as is in pdf
     
  10. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Yes, but I think the Adobe format chosen will allow for better results in the RIP..have some homework to do on that..
    Ken
     
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