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Epson s80600 printing off white and or cream? Help

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by peterosoiro94, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. peterosoiro94

    peterosoiro94 New Member

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    I have an epson s80 Printing way is pretty straightforward, you have to make a swatch in illustrator or whatever vector-based program you’re using that says “Spot1”. I have done so and gotten the printer to print a beautiful gradient along with white grass. The challenge today was I am trying to experiment further, I don’t want just solid white I would like some off-white, some creams, a grayish white. How is this possible with the S80, asking it to print a spot color shows no luck. I am willing to share the file I was playing with if anyone could be any help that would be awesome currently I’m in the dark. Also what is the general life inspect and see a print a also what is the general life expectancy of a printhead if taken care of. Printer is currently sitting at about 750 K square feet .
     
  2. peterosoiro94

    peterosoiro94 New Member

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    White gradient preview.
     

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  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    You cannot make it mix any color with the white. So if you want to print pale colors on clear, you would set it to print multilayer in your rip and put an underlayer of white below the color you have specified in your layout. It will then print the white underlayer, pause to dry, then roll back the vinyl and print the colors on top of the white underlayer.
     
  4. peterosoiro94

    peterosoiro94 New Member

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    Is this the same on UV printers as well, is there any printer can can mix white regardless of price?
     
  5. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    I think that is correct. In general, you cannot mix a spot color with the colors.
     
  6. peterosoiro94

    peterosoiro94 New Member

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    ok, is it possible to print color at the same time as spot, or must it wait for into to dry and then go back over it.
     
  7. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    No. If you print at the same time, the inks will mix while wet, rather than layering. On the Epson the drying time is only 30 seconds before it rolls back and prints the next layer. The slow part is not the drying time; it's the high pass count that's required for printing white.
     
  8. peterosoiro94

    peterosoiro94 New Member

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    On the s80 it prints white in 8 pass which isnt bad yes, you can do a higher pass but im not really sure its needed. So I need to print the spot color, and have a normal process color lay down over it. so if I want 40% opacity I should use a combination of the 15% and 25% or vice versa(example) to get that effect?
     
  9. Bruce Mello

    Bruce Mello Member

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    You make a gradient of the “Spot1” color you have created in Illustrator
     
  10. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    You would have to experiment with it. The colored inks are not opaque.
     
  11. ChrisN

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    Yes, it is possible to do what you're wanting. If you're using Onyx, there is a printer setting that controls how white prints - underprint, overprint, or together. Here is an Epson manual on how to print white.

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