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Gerber Edge 2 CMYK Issues

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Russ9114, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Russ9114

    Russ9114 New Member

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    I have been trying to print to my Gerber my using process color CMYK. The color is perfect but i keep getting these little multi-color dots all over my print. Any ideas why it would do that?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    process colors are made with multi-colored dots - is it happening in the white spaces or something? if so its a profile issue - if not, then the little dots are what make the color
     
  3. Russ9114

    Russ9114 New Member

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    It is across the whole print.
     
  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    post a picture of what is happening.

    Also what software are you using to run edge? and version.
     
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  5. Russ9114

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    This is what it is doing
     

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  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yep thats cmyk dots...why not just use a spot green, or print the black and white onto green vinyl?
     
  7. Russ9114

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    Usually that is what i would do. But my store i work at is getting rid of all my vinyls but CMYK. So i been trying to do my orders with just CMYK but this is the result
     
  8. Russ9114

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    I am using Omega Version 2.60.0.134 Composer Version 2.6.0.829
     
  9. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    limitations of thermal printing
     
  10. Russ9114

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    That is what i figured, i will continue to try and convince my store CMKY is impossible alone
     
  11. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    tell them its less foil changeouts, therefore upping productivity
     
  12. signage

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    try these setting from Fred!
    Vector Fills

    Classical Dot Halftone
    LPI = 53 for gradients
    LPI = 70.7 for most solids
    LPI = 90 for solids in mid to lighter shades

    Raster Fills
    Gerbertone STC Photo Halftone
    LPI = 53 for gradients
    LPI = 70.7 for most solids
    LPI = 90 for solids in mid to lighter shades

    Output Color Profile

    Turn off automatic color management in GSPPlot and manually select the color profile named Gerber EDGE II 300 DPI CMYK.


    and read this thread
     
  13. signage

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    Russ have you messed arounf with the LPI/Halftone settings?
     
  14. Fred Weiss

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    You probably just need to change the LPI of the dot pattern. If you are printing from a vector, use Classic Dot and set the LPI for 70.7. If you are using an image, use Gerber Tone STC Photo and set the LPI for 70.7.

    If that doesn't work, try changing your output DPI to 300 x 300 (if you're printing at 600 or vice versa if you're printing at 300.

    If all else fails, in GSPPlot, turn off your automatic color management and manually select the Gerber Edge 2 CMYK 300 DPI color profile from the drop down menu and which is a great all around profile.
     
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