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printing grey color

Discussion in 'Roland' started by jyl, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. jyl

    jyl Member

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    my vp540 prints grey like light purple.
    I pick a grey color from roland color swatch and my monitor shows grey.
    but it doesn't print like grey
    how is yours?

    did i do something wrong??

    thanks
     
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  2. biggieg

    biggieg Member

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    I have the same issue with my SP540.
     
  3. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    Are you using Flexi? It's magenta-heavy as a rule. Or maybe staying in a CMYK color space, if by chance you're using RGB and ripping it to CMYK.

    If sending files to print CMYK, I always use screens of Black, somtimes making it a little richer with a litte equal parts of CM and Y.

    Just a guess.
     
  4. jyl

    jyl Member

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    I use versawork.
    and file is CMYK, no conversion.

    thank you..
     
  5. kico-abaco

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    CMYK? Didn't you say that you used spot color from roland color swatch?
    If you want the exact color as on color chart, I suggest you to use it as a spot color (remember to check "Convert spot Colors" in VersaWorks).

    Which program you are using (Corel, Illustrator...) and how do you export it (.eps, .jpg ...)?
     
  6. I'm having the same issue, where is "Convert spot Colors"?
     
  7. Um, you mean in "File Format"? It is greyed out.
     
  8. I saved it as spot, but when I go in there it won't let me turn it "on" or check it.
     
  9. BROWNDOG

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    Not sure, but we've always had problems doing greyscale as well, the guys at tyrrell tech, told me its in the software and cant be done with out an add on to the tune of $2500, would love to have another option
     
  10. Modern Ink

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    Grey is a touch color to print for many printers...........

    If this is a vetor file and you can do REPLACE COLOR (like ONYX rip) then select that and give it a xx% black.

    Do a test print with 5% or 10% increase and see what greys you get. Then keep that handy for future use.
     
  11. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    It will be greyed out unless two conditions are met:
    1) Enable the Convert Spot Color checkbox in your Default Queue Properties (Edit Menu > Queue 'x' Settings. While you're here, you may as well enable the Convert Special Colors checkbox as well. This allows you to perform color replacements for CMYK and/or RGB colors.
    2) The color name must in the file must be exactly the same name as a color contained any active Spot Color Library. For example, the Roland Color System Library contains all of the Roland Spot Colors.
     
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