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Tiling wall graphics tips

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by John McAfee, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. John McAfee

    John McAfee New Member

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    Good Morning, I'm new to large format file prep since we had Covid cuts. Any tips would be appreciated on tiling large wall graphics ie. 72' x 14'. I am working with Adobe products printing to roll printers (Colorado 1640, Mimaki UVJC-300, and HP Latex 570. TYIA
     
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    balstestrat Active Member

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    Well what RIP are you using? Onyx and Caldera both have built in tools for tiling. Just use them and ad overlap. Should also select to turn every other tile 180° around.
    Make them only so wide that they are easy to install. What other tips you need?
     
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  3. John McAfee

    John McAfee New Member

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    We are using Thrive Rip. What does the 180 turn accomplish?
     
  4. John McAfee

    John McAfee New Member

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    Sorry, I just realized Thrive is Onyx. Like I said I kinda of got thrown into file prep for our Large Format division.
     
  5. KatePhillips

    KatePhillips Member

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    The 180 turn makes it so the edges that are overlapping are coming out of the printer on the same side, helping to make them match as best as possible. When you're printing bi-dirctional one side can sometimes be slightly less vibrant than the other.
     
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  6. John McAfee

    John McAfee New Member

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    Thanks! Makes perfect sense
     
  7. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Also run them with a colorbar. This helps with color continuity too.
     
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