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overprint option?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by gabagoo, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    What does it mean when it gives me an overprint option for digital printing? anyone know?
     
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  2. GK

    GK Very Active Member

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    to print another layer of ink on top of an existing one or one that it just printed.
     
  3. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    overprint:
    to print on top of an existing layer of print, to put down a second shot of ink
     
  4. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    If that is so, then why do I also have the option that I can print 2 3 4 etc layers? I am just wondering why they would have the same option twice in the same software?
     
  5. Matt Cuellar

    Matt Cuellar Active Member

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    Typically overprint or "double-strike" is used for either printing on clear or translucent. It adds a second (or third/fourth) identical layer of ink on your pass to give you optimum density of clear or semi-clear material. The problem is finding the right density without bleeding. I've never had to use more than 2x overprint on either clear or translucent. Much more than that and your color goes to hell, you waste a ton of ink, and your still have a crappy print!
     
  6. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    that is just how many time it will over lap
    when you print on clear or translucent material you may have to experiment on how many layers of ink you need to achive the opacity you want
     
  7. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i guess matt type faster than i do
     
  8. warlind

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    My overprint option is not available - it will not let me select - Flexi 8. any suggestions????
     
  9. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Have you tried your driver options?
    Post a screen shot.
     
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  10. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    Definition: In most cases, when two objects of different colors overlap they knockout -- they won't print on top of each other. To intentionally print one layer of ink on top of another is to overprint. Overprinting is sometimes used to avoid the need for trapping and avoid gaps between touching colors. Spot colors intended to designate the application of spot varnish are also set up to overprint.
     
  11. warlind

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    For a backlit sign - I need to put down two passes and I thought that was in the driver options menu - here is a shot. Thanks guys.
     

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    Default job prop- pass 1-3
     
  13. warlind

    warlind Member

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    Mutoh told me the vj 1204 can not make multiple passes - only option is change saturation/levels.
     
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