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Black and White

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Patco, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Patco

    Patco Member

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    Hello,

    Trying to print a greyscale poster on a Roland XC540 through Versaworks. Is there any way to use the black ink only? With the other colors involved it looks bad.

    Thanks in advance,

    Pat
     
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    I've had decent results with making sure the file is set to grayscale in photoshop and then in versaworks "color adjustments" set all colors except for black to -5. I get pretty good black and white prints on my vs300 this way
     
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    Or lets say if the print appears reddish turn down the magenta in color adjustments, or turn the blue up, it'll take some dialing in
     
  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    printing with black-only is certainly an option, but I'm a HUGE fan of applying a custom CMYK profile in photoshop for greyscale images, and set the Black Generation in the GCR to either Medium or High Density or Maximum Density. Anything and everything I throw thru it in a hurry, and just run on either of my printer's default "profiles on" settings, looks amazing. A true greyscale, that a LOT of your standard profiles will interpret images as reddish/blue'ish/green'ish greys, as it comes out 90% black-only but still utilizes the CMYlmlc to soften the gradients.
    edited to add: if I want greyscale-only, and not just rich blacks/greys of the original image, i'll start by converting the image to greyscale, and then save the final image as custom cmyk with HighGCR.

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