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gray looks pinkish

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by biedy67, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. biedy67

    biedy67 Member

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    i have a mutoh 1204 using third party inks and my grays have a pinkish tint
     
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  2. Intense01

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    It is a profile issue. I get the same thing sometimes on my 1204 and I use Mutoh inks. What profile are you using?
     
  3. biedy67

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    Grays

    Oracal 3651g quality 4
     
  4. Conor Knoxx

    Conor Knoxx Member

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    I had a similar problem a while back. Did all kinds of "adjustments" and used different profiles, trying to work around it...
    In the end, I had some cyan nozzles not firing - a new print head was the only solution (and been good ever since)
    This did show up in the nozzle checks though.
     
  5. Intense01

    Intense01 Member

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    My gray always looks pinkish on the 3651 profiles. I use the 3M profiles and the black/grey are a little better but the reds don't look as good.
     
  6. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    What RIP software are you using to drive the Mutoh 1204?
     
  7. JoeBoomer

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    Inkjet & solvent inks are the real culprit though. It's just the properties in the ink. Bought a latex printer and have gotten much better results than my solvent, but it's never really perfect with inkjet.

    Fix 1 - Adjust color values and try to remove magenta if possible.

    Fix 2 - Print color chart and try to pick a replacement.
     
  8. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    grays are a pain in the A$$
     
  9. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Not with proper colour management.
     
  10. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    Grays are a real pain in the A$$.
    Even with colour management!
    The problem is you can adjust your colour management and upset other colours.

    Adjusting certain RGB values of the grey colour even by one or two can make a whole lot of difference.

    If everything else is OK don't start messing with colour management.

    SC
     
  11. ignorance2

    ignorance2 New Member

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    I have to completely agree with Bly. I used to use only preset profiles within the RIP. Never again will I do that!!!!!! We switched from Onyx to Caldera and I wish we would have done it years ago! I have never had such a great color consistency out of my machines. We have two Rolands that would do horible with printing greys. One machine would print pink and the other would prink green. Since the switch to Calder and building my own profiles EVERY grey I print looks grey.
     
  12. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    yea, our greys sometimes look greenish. real PITA.
     
  13. natedawg9640

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    color management. after doing that, look at what kind of lightbulbs you have.

    before you fix it... print a sample, note the color against a pantone chart or a vinyl and then go outside in the sun and look at the color again. it'll probably blow your mind. lol
     
  14. Chimuka

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    Is it still pink after lamination? Usually the lam will cast a green tint.
     
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