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Printing an image need to lighten the color

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by peewee the pinstriper, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. peewee the pinstriper

    peewee the pinstriper Member

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    I know Fred has hit on this for me before but here goes.. I need to lighten this image..The color filters are as pictured (worked best with the last images I printed of a plane flying in the sky).. The girl on the far Left is CMY.. the center is CMYK 300dpi, Right one is CMYK 600dpi..

    I've tried various ways with what appears to be no success.. I played with all the numbers and printed dozens of images.. The lightest on is the one I turned off the Black when printing (does the edge compensate when you turn off Black?)

    If someone can suggest a starting point on what I need to lighten the girl similar to what is on the screen I'd sure appreciate it :thankyou:
     

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  2. romichoux

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    you have to download the ICC profil which corresponds to your media.

    what printer do you use?
    Do you export your picture in CMYK and not in RGB?
     
  3. peewee the pinstriper

    peewee the pinstriper Member

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    I went into Gsp plot under print options, I deselected black as a color to use while printing..in other words , I told it to print using only Cyan, magenta, yellow.. Gerber Edge2 , windows7
    When doing this does it darken the other colors to compensate for no black?

    It did seem lighter when using all 4 colors until the black printed.. That's why I opted not to use black.. Should I have just not inserted black rather than deselect it?
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  4. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    In GSPPLOT you should try selecting a color profile (ICC file) that specifies CMY (no K). That type of profile will attempt to compensate to no black. If you selected a CMYK profile and just said not to print black it should have been a little lighter. The key is based on the original image how much black is really generated via the profile.

    If you have Omega 4 or 5 you can use the image tools with in Composer to lighten up the image.

    You could also play with the original file's ICC profile, selecting a different one that may cause the image to lighten up.

    For me I like to keep my profile setup (workflow) the same and in this case lighten the image itself.
     
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