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Flexi color import help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Aeon2009, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Aeon2009

    Aeon2009 New Member

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    Ok, huge Flexi problem. I am using Flexi v8.1 and Illustrator cs2. When I import an .AI file directly into production manager and send to the Mimaki jv3-160sp, everything is fine, colors are preserved. But when I import that same .AI file into Flexi first, say, to do a contour cut, then the CMYK color that way used in Illustrator appears completely different once imported into Flexi. Even worse, once exported to production manager from Flexi, the job prints an incorrect color regardless of whether or not color correction is on or off, or what profile is being used. So, in short, the same file prints fine straight from illustrator, but incorrectly when imported to Flexi first, even with all of the same profile information. Does Flexi just naturally alter colors imported from illustrator?? is there a way to make it stop? Please Help!!!
     
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  2. deejay

    deejay Member

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    Nope, nothing that Im aware of. When I design in Flexi I show the customers what colors my printer can achieve (on a sample chart). You can send contour cut information to your printer via Illustartor tho. Just creat a new swatch and rename it CutContour (exactly ike that) and change it to a spot color. I pretty much do all my work in Illustrator now just because of the color issues known in Flexi.
     
  3. Big House Signs

    Big House Signs Active Member

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    Flexi's color is always messed up. We printed out the whole pms chart out of flexi and just match stuff up.

    Paula
     
  4. Aeon2009

    Aeon2009 New Member

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    Thanks

    Gotcha, thanks for the help guys. I was figuring Flexi was just horrible at handling colors. I suppose we'll have to hook the plotter up via USB instead of firewire so Finecut will work from Illustrator.

    Thanks Again
     
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