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How to Process this Image for the FX?

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by stitchup, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. stitchup

    stitchup Member

    I know for may, this is pretty basic stuff but, as I've been away from my Gerber FX for a long while and when I do use it, I'm printing spot colour labels, I'm stuck :oops:

    I've been asked to produce some stickers for the rear end of motorhomes.

    This is the image I've been sent.

    Smiley_Face_by_Junior1290.jpg

    It's the gradation from yellow to white in the cheeks that I have trouble with!

    I've tried importing the jpeg into Composer 3 but instantly the picture loses it's vibrancy - I'm obviously doing someting wrong!
    Would some kind soul help me with step by step instructions :D ?

    My customer wants 150 of these at 25cms diameter.

    Many thanks

    John
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Sorry I can't help, but I would be interested to know as well, we use our edge for a lot of solid spot colour printing and things like this would be done on our versacamm, but if I knew how to print simple things like this on the edge it would open up alot more opportunities!
     
  3. edgette

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    Why not just redraw it? I wouldn't think it would take more than 15 minutes and you can get the colors to pop how you want.
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    • Draw the elements of the image with your shapes tool and Bezier pen. including a hidden circle that is filled with Spot Yellow.
    • Set the fills to Spot Black and Spot Yellow. Set all Black fills to Overprint and compound them.
    • Draw a circle on each cheek to correspond to the outside of the gradient.
    • Set a radial gradient fill in each with a Spot Yellow fill running from 100% to 0%. Compound the gradient to the outer Spot Yellow circle.
     

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  5. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    I am curious why you want to print them on your FX....What would your costs be doing them in-house versus outsourcing...
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    for 150 pcs, we would also look into printing these in house. I'm guessing you are looking at 2 hours start to finish. if there were more than 1000 of them, we would look into outsourcing.
     
  7. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    But i am still thinking outsourcing will be less than the sum of the parts....2 hours has to be at least 180.00 and I can buy them finished for less than that..
     
  8. stitchup

    stitchup Member

    Thanks for the help Fred, much appreciated.

    To be honest, I hadn't thought of out-sourcing. However, I should be able to do these simple tasks.

    Thanks again.

    John
     
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