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Brighter Orange

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by DRPSignsNGrafix, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    Ok so i've been told that it printed brighter orange and that this orange is looking muddy. Well i'm using the same profile and the same color values as the file he said was brighter. And there still muddy looking to him. This is a Mimaki jv3-160sp using Flexi 8.6 V2 What can i do to help get this brighter. I know the correct answer is order a Spectrometer and start making own profiles. But other then that any advise?
     
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  2. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    your customer is saying that the provided file looks better on his monitor than your print does?
    What color space was it made in?
     
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    another variable that can influence final output is the white point of your substrate. Some white vinyls are cooler or warmer than others depending on how they are manufactured.

    Is it raster or vector art? You may be able to easily change some of the color values in a copy of the original file and get the outcome the customer wants
     
  4. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    No we designed. The owner of the company i'm working for now says they were brighter in the past.
     
  5. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    last i heard, most 4 color printers don't make orange that well. my orange vinyl is WAY better than printed..
    with white inks, the orange is much brighter. however, since hallowwen is not 365, i am not getting white inks...
    my two cents worth..
    mosher
     
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    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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  9. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    As soon as it comes and I play with it and see how it does I will defiantly leave feedback on it. It looks like a good piece especially for the price.
     
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    For what it's worth Triangle's Mimaki inks have a more vibrant magenta than the OEM, which means brighter oranges.

    But yeah, without calibration you're just spitting in the dark. Colormunki is a start anyway.
     
  11. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    Another suggestion, keeps samples from all your work on file, at least the important or odd color ones. Kind of hard to argue with a sample you pull out of a file when comparing colors.
     
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