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Roland Color System in Flexi

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by cgsigns_jamie, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I've seen a few people ask how can you use the Roland Color System in Flexi so I thought I would put together a little tutorial.

    Folow these steps to create your own Flexi SWT file with all the Roland Colors.

    Step 1: Start a new Flexi Document

    Step 2: Import the attached PDF file
    . Be sure to ungroup and delete the Roland logo

    Step 3: Create a new color table
    . View Menu > Color > New Table

    Step 4: Merge the colors in the PDF to the new table
    . View Menu > Color > Merge from Document
    . Select "New Table" > Click OK

    Step 5: Save the new color table
    . View Menu > Color > Save Table As
    . Select "New Table" > Click OK
    . Save the file where ever you like with whatever name you like.

    And ta-da you have your own Roland Color Library for Flexi
     

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  2. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Cool. I'll definitely be giving this a try.:thankyou::thumb:
     
  3. houseofgrafix

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    Very cool! thanks
     
  4. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    Ditto
     
  5. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    I tried opening in F7.6v2 this morning and could not- opened in Adobe acrobat
    and converted to an .eps and that worked. I would upload the eps file- but I
    cannot figure out how (olfart). Thanks Gene

    Edit- only half of the top row comes in as spot colors with the correct names that Vworks will recognize.
    Is anyone else having success with this? Gene
     
  6. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    Bimp to the top:toasting:
     
  7. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I'm not sure why that would be. I attached a ZIP with my SWT file, give that a shot.
     

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  8. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    Thank you Mr Thole- that worked a treat- ya'll are a gentleman and scholar
     
  9. Joesignshop

    Joesignshop New Member

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    Loaded right up in Flexi and the colors are perfect! Thanks so much!! Although I couldn't get the 'convert color spot' option recognized when exporting from Corel9 though even though the Roland swatch library is there. Also what are you guys using for Color Management Presets and Properties for oracal vinyl. Printing beautifully now with Pre-Press U.S. setting, just inquiring if I can get even better results! "New fish" Joe's Signs in Portland (SP540 v )
     
  10. Flipburger

    Flipburger New Member

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    You are the MAN! Thanks a TON!
     
  11. steveo

    steveo New Member

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    that's so good , i tried it pick the color with the color picker and it was great
    thanks for sharing
     
  12. barrie dixon

    barrie dixon New Member

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    roland swatch in flexi

    works a treat, my signs look even better
     
  13. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    I have the Flexi swatch tables broken out into DG, DK, DP, PR and ST
    (Dark, Strong, etc) tables so you don't have to sort thru an endless
    table to find what you want. I would post them if there is interest and
    I knew how to do it- Fred would help probably?
     
  14. LittleSnakey

    LittleSnakey Member

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    You can also just open the slb file,
    goto color, open table then find the "roland color system library.slb" file, mine is in the swatch library roland directory in flexi 8.6
    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAi\SAi Production Suite\Swatch\Library\Roland
     
  15. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Yes, if you have a newer version of Flexi it comes with the Roland Color System palate already, use that one.

    The older versions (8.0 and before) didn't come with it built in so you'd still want to download the chart in the zip file above.
     
  16. OCA

    OCA New Member

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    Thanks

    Thank you so much Jamie, brilliant. :beer

     
  17. Daveshu88

    Daveshu88 New Member

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    Never mind :) Problem fixed
     
  18. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    What fixed this problem so others may benefit if they have same problem:help
     
  19. Daveshu88

    Daveshu88 New Member

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    Oh sorry, i should have left my original comment.

    I was having problems DL'ing the file, but my account just wasn't active yet. Sorry for the mix up.

    Other wise this worked great! Thanks

    ~David
     
  20. Nextdaysigns

    Nextdaysigns New Member

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    Worked like a champ! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Tree
     
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