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Saturation?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by 4R Graphics, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    Ok I am pretty new to printing and I am wondering what to look for in proper and full saturation level of inks. I have adjusted my ink linerization down to a pretty good level ( I think the prints look pretty good but reds are a liitle dull). I am not sure if I have the inks right they might be a bit low. When you are running a print and you look at the print close(during printing) should the ink have a wet almost puddle look to it or should it look some what dry? I hope someone can explain saturation and what to look for when it is set up correct. Hopefully one of you old hats to this can shed some light on ink levels and how to know when the linerization is right. I dont want to under print but also dont want to waste ink and have messy none drying smearing prints. I noticed if I turn the ink levels up a little the reds seem to pop more but the print seems to look to wet not sure if this is right or to much ink (I do know that if I go to high that the inks tend to bleed together need to know how much is enough).

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    The best thing you can do is linearize correctly. Once you do this for each color, then set the total ink limit (we run about 270). Whether or not your prints should look wet, or dull, or whatever is going to depend on a million things. It obviously shouldn't be dripping...
     
  3. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    I gotta you on the corect linerization thing. I am running Flexi 8.1 and I dont see anywhere to set the total ink limit. I can readjust the linerization for each ink in flexi production manager but I dont see where to set total ink limit any help would be great.
     
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