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How to over print with white?

Discussion in 'Summa' started by SignZone, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. SignZone

    SignZone New Member

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    I'm trying to do window decals but i'm having trouble on My Summa DC4. I can get the image reverse printed but I need white in the image. Yes I have a white cassette in the machine. To look good on the inside of the store I want to have an over print in white, but can't find out how to do it. Mask Printing will print the mask first. I want the mask last?
     
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  2. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Can only do this on clear and print the white last . . . I do it all the time !
     
  3. SignZone

    SignZone New Member

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    I have clear in the machine but I can't find what setting to print white. How do I tell the machine to pint white, either in Illustrator or in ColorControl?
     
  4. jenhuedepohl

    jenhuedepohl Member

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    Illustrator assumes that "white" is paper and treats it like an absence of ink. If you want white to act like a color you need to make a spot color swatch for it.
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Not sure about AI but in Flexi you would import a spot color table> go to effects> finisher> and apply it from there.
     
  6. SignZone

    SignZone New Member

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    Thank you. I used the Overprint Fill option in Illustrator. Similar if I was DouSpot Printing. It worked. Would be nice if there was just a one click solution like the force black overprint. To bad you can't do white. thank you again.
     
  7. PGSigns

    PGSigns Active Member

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    When I do reverse print on clear I set the white under print in the summa printer controls and then reverse the printing order.
    Jimmy
     
  8. ColesCreations

    ColesCreations Member

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    As a Summa owner- go to www.digital-graphica.com

    They know everything about Summa's.

    Actually, I believe you CAN do auto white overprint- use CMY-mode, put the black chip on the white ribbbon cassette, choose black overprint- and it will overprint white. (At least this kinda stuff works in the DC1)
     
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