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Colors not lining up

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by fast-lane-graphics, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    I have a question about the output on my Gerber. I have created a design and applied strokes and some overlaps to take care of the small gaps that occur when printing with the edge but I am still getting them pretty bad. Is there a way to re-align the printer so when it rewinds itself it will get closer to the exact starting point? Here is a picture of the problem. You can see how far off the green is printing. Please excuse the ugly colors, I didnt want to waste the expensive foils.

    Thanks again!
     

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  2. Fred Weiss

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    The gaps appear because you haven't allowed enough tolerance in your layout to compensate for the errors you will get when Edge printing. It will vary with the amount of foil left on each foil in relationship to the others. Gerber introduced a utility program to shift the positions starting with Omega 3 and improved it with Omega 4.

    Your alternative is to just print it using CMYK instead of spot colors. By doing that you now will have percentage blending where the colors meet instead of knockouts of the spot colors. Use Classical Dot with an LPI of 70.7 and your print will look very close to spot color solids.
     
  3. fast-lane-graphics

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    I also tried to rotate the image 90* and the print is still off in the same direction, the same amount.
     
  4. Mjozzie

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    colors off

    I've gone so far as to adjust my design to compensate for colors being off. It will look bad on screen but prints great. Takes some test prints but once you get it it's on.
     
  5. fast-lane-graphics

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    Thanks Fred, I will look in my manual about that utility. I did add a stroke to my outlines to cover some of it up, but when I start adding a thicker stroke to fill the white space I am left with not so fine outlines... LOL

    I am not sure the CMYK idea will work as most of those colors will be swaped out for fluorescents or chromes. That is the reason I am trying to get it closer before I waste those foils.

    thanks!
     
  6. fast-lane-graphics

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    I had that thought as well but Would like to get it closer if I can.
     
  7. fast-lane-graphics

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    Do you happen to know what that utility is called?
     
  8. Fred Weiss

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    No but Tony might chime in when he gets time.
     
  9. fast-lane-graphics

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    Ok, thanks Fred. :)
     
  10. Malkin

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  11. fast-lane-graphics

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  12. Tony Teveris

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    Thank you gentleman, I do not know how I missed this yesterday.
     
  13. TresL

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    Getting closer.
    Once the chromes hit the vinyl get ready to get BUSY!.
     
  14. fast-lane-graphics

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    Thanks tres. I ran the utility before I had to leave for a bit and I see what needs to be done. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have a few new wraps. :D
     
  15. fast-lane-graphics

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    I have to give a HUGE thanks to Dana Goodale @ Gerber. He has went above and beyond getting me workways with my new printer and I am confident that with his help I will be producing stuff that is just as good as my other printer.

    Thanks again Dana! :U Rock::U Rock:
     
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