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Printed colors have a "too green" cast. HELP?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by threeputt, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    I run a Roland printer. Ever since I've owned it I've had this same problem. Most colors look okay until I go outside the store with them.

    Whoa! Then medium browns look really greenish!

    Is there some way to color correct this or is it just a function of the inks and profiles, etc.?
     
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  2. rydods

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    Are you using Versaworks or some other rip program? Is it just the browns or the greys as well?
     
  3. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    I'm using VW 4.0.

    Greys also tend toward greenish, but it's not as large a problem.

    Right now I'm color correcting within VW itself and re-checking colors.

    Does the Roland just have "bias" toward green? I thought that I'd read that somewhere on this forum, but the search feature didn't turn it up.
     
  4. rydods

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    My guess is it's a profile issue. I had the same problem but more on the redish side when trying to achieve a grey chrome or metal look. I tried different profiles and found one that uses much less magenta to achieve the correct color. I could also be your laminate. If it's just a slight green, I've heard some laminates give the print a slight green tint.
     
  5. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    My prints look a little red inside, then when I go outside they change color to the grays I am looking for. That's a function of the lighting not the printer (which you probably know, but just making sure :smile:)

    But my printer (VP540) definitely does not have a green bias. If anything the profiles are a little magenta heavy. I take a lot of the stock profiles and manipulate them for specific materials if I don't have a manufacturer's profile.
     
  6. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Yeah, I know. But we just spent $4000.00 for color corrected lights all throughout the entire shop.

    Frustrating!
     
  7. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Thanks for letting me know that. We've been considering it, but if you are still seeing the same shifts with it... not spending the money!
     
  8. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Stacy, by all means, meet with and get advice, from your own lighting professional. I'm pretty sure the electrical shop that replaced all 32 of our eight foot fixtures (4 long bulbs in each fixture) said these were special "color correcting" tubes.

    We now have 64 fixtures with shorter bulbs (four footers).
     
  9. splizaat

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    Our printer does greys and browns with green hue -- We tone the cyan down a few clicks in versaworks and the magenta up one click which usually fixes the issue somewhat...
     
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