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Printing seems Grainy

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by ml4cs, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. ml4cs

    ml4cs New Member

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    New to large format/solvent printing. I have a Roland SP540i running Liquecolor inks in a 440ml cartridge printing on Oracal 3651 gloss

    I read some posts and adjusted print temp to 108 and dry temp to 110

    Lighter colors seem to come out grainy, darker seem ok if I print at high quality, also used a few different color profiles in versaworks and kept getting better

    My question is will I ever be able to get rid of the grain with Gloss? or would I have to go Matte with Lamination?

    Would settings, calibration, ink or media make any difference

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jim Hancock

    Jim Hancock Member

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    Reprint the file in Uni-Direction. If it looks better, you need to do the bidirectional adjustment. See attached. Use the detailed mode.
     

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  3. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    It depends what you mean by grainy, some profiles are set up for the black to be a 100%K instead of a combination
    of CMYK, that gives a printed faux metallic look.
    It also depends on what output resolution your profiles are set at; 540 x 720 -720 x 720 - 720 x 1440 -ect.
     
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  4. Jim Hancock

    Jim Hancock Member

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    Please post a clear closeup pic, especially if you can print some small text.
     
  5. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    Would settings, calibration, ink or media make any difference.....yes, yes, yes and yes...being new to printing, do yourself a favor and go back to OEM inks
     
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  6. ml4cs

    ml4cs New Member

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    Ran through a detailed bi directional adjustment.

    now printing at high quality seems to get rid of the grainy look. I’ll load a couple pictures
     
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    ml4cs New Member

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