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Desktop printer question

Discussion in 'General Software' started by LMSigns24, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. LMSigns24

    LMSigns24 Active Member

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    I am printing busines cards on my Ricoh. I am printing a dark blue color and in certain areas, the printer is leaving a pink haze around the letters creating a purple and blurred look. I never had this problem beofre. Does anyone know what that means? Thanks
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  2. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    i'm assuming this is a CMYK printer since it's a desktop printer....pink haze means the magenta registration is off.....but if i may, why are printing biz cards off a desktop printer?? there are so many biz card printers out there that give such a better quality that a desktop printer....inkjet printer cards always look shoddy....
     
  3. TheSnowman

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    Yea, I was wondering the same thing. Is it like a major high res printer or something? I'd deff. sub it out unless it's just something that your making like 10 of, and it's not for a business.
     
  4. LMSigns24

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    I have many poeple wanting business cards after I letter there vehicles so I bought a printer that does a great job. If I was a printer and only a printer, I would buy a high tech printer, but this one I have does a great job. Excepts up to 12pt paper, and it does what I need it to do. It's not a little desktop, it is a commercial grade. Ok, so my magenta registration is off. Let's see what I can do to fix it.
     
  5. LMSigns24

    LMSigns24 Active Member

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    please help

    If you can help out at all, if the magenta registration is off, how do i correct that? It is strange because I did an auto adjust, and now, ony 1 single area is still looking like the magenta is off. Why is that? I am printing these 12 up, and the bottom center is the only place that looks off.
     
  6. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    is there something off in your artwork?? try setting a bleed and see if the problem goes away...
     
  7. LMSigns24

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    I am printing from illustrator. I have copied the file into a new document and all. This is driving me crazy! I have no bleeds in this artwork. Just plain blue text. I am about to throw away the bottom line of the cards and re print just the top. I shouldnt have to do this though.
     
  8. AznSensation

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    which ricoh model do you have? I may be able to help you out
     
  9. LMSigns24

    LMSigns24 Active Member

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    I have a LP 226. If you can, that would be great!
     
  10. Techman

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    Man you have not lived until you get a professional printer to do those cards.

    As for the pink.. I am guessing you have not aligned your print heads. OR, the ink is running because the paper is not meant for what you are doing..
     
  11. LMSigns24

    LMSigns24 Active Member

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    The printer that I have is for business cards. When I called the supplier, this is what they reccomended. I have been using it for 1 1/2 years and do work for another printing business. It has done a great job, but is giving me trouble today.
     
  12. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    i have a officejet K850 HP. will print up to 13x19". 2400x2400 high resolution capable. has all separate ink carts and separate printheads. and it also very fast.
    looking on ebay while back, i found a BULK INK SYSTEM FOR THIS PRINTER....really never need to buy the carts for it. i print photos 11x17 on this and they are as good as you would get from a photo shop. can print 4x6. also i had a piece of the JEXTAR media for the ENCAD and i ran it thur the HP, WORKS GREAT!!!!!
     
  13. WhiskeyDreamer

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    :help
     
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