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Best Flexi color pallette for printing?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Rat_Fink, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Rat_Fink

    Rat_Fink Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    Mishawaka, IN
    Using Flexi 7.6 v.2 & Mutoh Outdoor Jr.

    What is the best color pallette to use for digital printing?
    It seems most of the pallettes are matched to vinyl colors & using some really lays down a bunch of ink.

    Are some better than others to get good prints.

  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    I use the cmyk.swt. Open it and you'll find two blacks right up near the front. Delete one of them and change the other to 100% K and 0% CMY. Save it under a new name.

    Then do View->Create Swatch->Current Pallet. Do some judicious text editing and arranging then print this table on whatever media you're using with whatever profile you're using. Now you have a chart of just which color looks like what for that media and that profile.

    Most of the vendor specific color charts are in LAB which is not necessarily a bad thing but using the Pantone CMYK swatch table gives at least the illusion of a lot more options, flexibility, and predictability.

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