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Question too much black ink

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by shacho, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. shacho

    shacho Member

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    I have just bought a soljet pro 4 and I am having trouble with my black. It's going on much too thick. I am using GCVP, high quality, Pre-Press U.S. Bi directional, and have all other controls "Use Printer Setting" it use to print good with my old VS540.


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  2. AF

    AF Active Member

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    Linearize and make a custom profile.
     
  3. shacho

    shacho Member

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    I don't know how to do that. I googled it a nothing come up. do you know of a site that can guide me through this process. I forgot to mention that I am using Versaworks Dual could this be a problem? thx
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
  4. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Very Active Member

    Try a 3m or Avery profile. Roland is in the business of selling ink. I bet they turn the ink limits way up.
     
  5. Saturn

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    You might make sure your black build is not 100% 100% 100% 100% or something too rich.
     
  6. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Very Active Member

    typically your rip should limit the total amount of solvent ink. Vinyl manufactures want that limited to around 280%. By the way you can reach a good solid black as low as 190% - C60 M30 Y00 K100.
     
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  7. IDB Signs

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    What material are you using? Typically the manufacturers have boxed profiles on their sites for each different printer, RIP, etc. That would be a good starting point and probably the quickest to test out. The GCVP is just a generic profile, each material will retain and display inks differently.
     
  8. Asuma01

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    If you can't make your own custom profiles I'll suggest you try to download different ones until you find something that works.
     
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