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Need Help Printing White & Layers - Epson Sure Color S70675

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by BlueRidgeSignSupply, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. BlueRidgeSignSupply

    BlueRidgeSignSupply Print Manager

    Nov 8, 2016
    Asheville, NC

    Been around the site a long time, lurking mostly.

    I've been printing for about a solid year now, and I've been having a hell of a time with getting my white ink to print correctly.

    The epson does white in layers. C(olor)W(hite)C or CW or WC, depending on how you want your layers.

    Using the high pressure rollers, I don't seem to have any problem actually getting the inks to lay down, I just can't for the life of me get them to line up correctly. (So the white bleeds out where it's not supposed to be).

    Because they don't line up correctly, even if I just wanted to print and cut white stickers - the ink isn't in the same place that the cut line thinks it is, so the cutlines are always off.

    My predecessor spent a long time figuring it out, and he finally got it. But even using his files and the same materials (with no major changes to the printer or otherwise) I can't reproduce what he did.

    Has anyone had this issue? With this printer? What'd you do to fix it?

  2. unclebun

    unclebun New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    Osage Beach, MO
    We've had an S70670 since they first came out and have never had any trouble with the white and colors being in registration. We didn't have to do anything to make it be in registration. I'm guessing the trouble is not in your printer but in the RIP.
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  3. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    With mine, when I found the white to be off or out of alignment, I would redo the feed calibration and that usually fixed it. Sometimes I would recheck the head alignments too at the same time.
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  4. BlueRidgeSignSupply

    BlueRidgeSignSupply Print Manager

    Nov 8, 2016
    Asheville, NC
    That would make sense... My initial thoughts were that the files were not set up correctly. Beyond setting up the spot color as white, I haven't really "done" anything extra to the artwork. The person I replaced had managed to pull it off with seemingly no problem with the current setup. I hope that's not the issue...

    Thanks Matt, I'll give that a shot. Specifically the feed - I've not done that since I started. Wonder if that would also cause the sizing irregularities I come across occasionally...?
  5. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

    Check the material feed calibration. That is what I'm betting is the issues if it is doing it in separate passes (printing one pass white, then feeding it back in then printing the color inks).

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