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Since You guys were so Good with The Black

Discussion in 'Roland' started by TheMattMan, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. TheMattMan

    TheMattMan Member

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    What are you guys using to get the best Red. I have been mixing and changing reds for a while now and most of them seem to be either too washed out - too orange -- or too dark.. I cannot find a really good red. If you have some CMYK numbers please toss them out to me.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    !!!

    100% Y
    100% M
     
  3. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Actually, Pantone's 185 red quite common and is 100% M & 76% Y :)
    If you're using corel to design, start using your PMS color pallet. You'll end up with much more accurate colors - assuming you're using the right profiles.

    Checkers
     
  4. TheMattMan

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    I have a full Pantone Chart Printed out from my roland but even 185 doesn't print correctly. It is more orange. i have been making my own reds but none of them are really great... I would have thought Plain Red would not be that hard hit but this machine has never hit a really good red.
     
  5. Goofball

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    Glad to hear someone else is having the same problem. Want one harder than red, try getting a good looking gold that doesn't turn green in low light conditions. I've been trying for a week to get a good true red. If you figure something out, let me know. If I figure something out I'll do the same.
     
  6. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    We print a fantastic bright red with 0/100/100/0. If this is too orange, try adding 1-5% Cyan. Keep in mind that your output relies on printer, inks, rip, media, profiles, etc.!
     
  7. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    What are you printing from ?

    Flexi , Corel, Versaworks ?

    Is it a versacam or soljet ?

    Jim
     
  8. TheMattMan

    TheMattMan Member

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    I am printing mostly from Corel X3 on a 540V.

    I did some test making my own colors and so far the best red has been
    C=2 M= 100 Y=100 K= 5

    It puts out a really nice Red that isn't too dark or too orange.
     
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