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EPSON SURECOLOR 80600 METALLIC PRINTING

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by Jonathan Castillo, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Castillo

    Jonathan Castillo New Member

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    Good Morning,

    I purchased the Epson S 80600 this week, i run everything thru flexi, i have had the flexi tech support trying to help me with printing metallic, i have the epson techs, the company i purchased the machine working on it and NO ONE seems to be able to help me print metallic,
    Wondering if anyone has been able to produce metallic colors and how it looks. any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    I have no idea how to do it in Flexi, but to print metallic colors requires you to print in layers. You have to put down an underlayer of metallic silver, have the printer roll back (and wait a drying time) and then lay color on top of the metallic.

    Although when I saw the S70670 demoed, they were printing color swatches of metallic colors to show this capability, in over 6 years of use I have neither found a need for this ability, nor been able to make metallic colors that I thought looked any good.
     
  3. jcskikus

    jcskikus Owner, Designer & Installer

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    Again, as far as I was told from Epson and Flexi themselves, the S80600 isn't properly supported by Flexi and you are better off using the Onyx RIP that comes with the Epson. Also, when doing artwork in Flexi to be sent through the Onyx RIP, do NOT set up the cut line in Flexi but use Adobe Illustrator instead and renaming the color for the cut line "CutContour" or "ContourCut" (I can't recall which it is as it's been a year since using the Epson). As far as the metallic ink, I believe the Onyx RIP would be best as it's set up to use the metallic inks.
     
  4. SS7318

    SS7318 New Member

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    We've got the S80600 and i recently ran a bunch of metallic silver samples but we use ONYX. Here are some photos... IMG_0080.JPG IMG_0081.JPG IMG_0082.JPG
     
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  5. Andriy

    Andriy Member

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    Metallic is a spot, not sure about Flexi but both Onyx and Caldera support it.
    No need to print one then go back, just requires quite a few passes.
    So if you've printed white before, treat it the same.

    That being said, the metallic is nothing special, you get way better results printing on chrome.
     
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