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Need Help JV3 colour profiles question

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Alan Foster, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Alan Foster

    Alan Foster Sign Maker

    Jan 13, 2020
    Manchester UK
    Hello everyone we manage to pick up a second hand JV3 160SP that is in mint condition and works flawlessly, it had been used as a back up printer, for years and had been serviced regular and honestly looks and sounds brand new, i couldnt turn it down at £750.

    Anyways this SP came with dual CMYK setup and we have had it printing fine but the odd colour and especially when printing black to grey fades and solid black, we always eem to get a muddy dark brown, we run this on flexi rip subscription, and the guys there tried through teamviewer to install some newer profiles from the mimaki website, to try and get a better looking print but the dither was off and even though th eblacks were oming out a lot better the print was grainy. they now suggest having a printer profile made to get it right.

    is there anyone on here with any custom profiles made for the JV3 or could tell me how to go about creating one, or any help and advice please as regards this, i know i may be asking a lot as its a very old machine (2005) but it seems a shame to not get it right and get a few more years out of it as i cant afford a new shiny one.


  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    I used a JV3 before our Epson, and we ran canned profiles, used an i1 to make our own, tried everything in the book, and never got it to make colors the way I wanted. It would print mundane things OK, and was decent with photos, but all the classic "difficult to hit" colors were problems with that printer. When ours had a run of 4 printheads destroyed over 3 months by aftermarket ink, getting the Epson S70670 was a godsend. It makes great prints on canned profiles, ones we've created, anything. None of the classic color problems. And this is using the same RIP on both machines, Onyx.

    But the best you can do is get a spectrophotometer and an instruction book and make your own profiles, if Flexi has that option.