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Black in Photoshop not so much in Flexi??

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Mark L, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Mark L

    Mark L Member

    I am creating a file in Photoshop cs with a black background
    and saving as a tiff, but when I print to my mimaki the black
    isn't as black as I would like.
    I'm using flexi 7
    Does anyone suggest the best black color (cmyk) %
    My profile matches my material and I'm using 180c
    It seems to do it on this material the most?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Convert it to RGB .. You'l get a much richer black. CMYK blacks always look dark grayish and grainy (for me that is :Cool 2: )
     
  3. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Are you exporting a cmyk tiff or rgb tiff from Photoshop?
    If it's cmyk boost the cmy up between 25-75% w/ 100k and see how it prints.
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    Give RGB 0-0-0 a try... That should make the darkest black you can print.
     
  5. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Yeah ... Sorry, my post was not correct. Like Barry says .. RGB 0-0-0. Converting your black cmyk to rgb will not give you 0-0-0.
     
  6. Mark L

    Mark L Member

    Thanks

    Thanks for the reply's guys
    I thought I had to use cmyk (being that the printer) so what
    happens does the converting happen in the rip??
    This forum rules I get more questions answered here then
    anywhere
    Thanks again
     
  7. WB

    WB Active Member

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    just make sure your black in photoshop is
    C-80
    M-60
    Y-0
    K-100

    That'll give you true black when you print. you migth want to check it in your RIP to make sure your profile didn't change the values.
     
  8. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    I use Flexi's RIP, also. I prefer to work in the Adobe RGB color space in Photoshop and export as a tiff with the ICC profile imbedded.
     
  9. Mark L

    Mark L Member

    Thanks again

    Thanks again for your imput. I had my supplier send me their profile
    and I'm going to try some tests.
    My thought is create squares of black color in photoshop and export as tiff to flexi and run some test on the 180c
    Does this make sense?, I want to be able to tell anyone who orders from me what black color parameters work.
     
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