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using just CMYK Color... possible?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by jwk007, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. jwk007

    jwk007 New Member

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    I have Soljet Pro II machine.
    As everybody knows that roland make the print with 6 colors instead of CMYK. There are two more colors called light magenta and light cyan. If those two colors are malfunctioned is it possible to make full color print by using only CMYK? Dose anyone knows aobut that or any idea? Please let me know. (the certified Tech from the local dealer have been trying to fix but no luck so far. Entire reparing cost is getting higher and higher and I do not know that I should trust them at this time. That's why I am looking for the alternative way.)
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    depending on your rip - mine (flexi) can go cmyk or cmyklclm (in fact I run CMYK at the moment on my OCE CS6060 because my Lc head is kaput and I don't want to change it out at the moment)
     
  3. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I don't know about the Pro2 but...

    When you go 4 color only on the Pro3 machines you have a CCMMYK ink set. So you'd still need a Magenta cartridge in the Light Magenta slot, and a Cyan cartridge in the Light Cyan slot.

    It's not like you can just remove the LC and LM cartridges and the printer keeps going.
     
  4. jwk007

    jwk007 New Member

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    My Problem is LC LM is not firing inks.
    Is there any setting that I can control not using those inks?
    Does FLEXI has that setting?
    Thanks
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yeah I do need carts in them, just dont use them because of the Lc issue...flexi prod manager the change is in job properties, color management tab
     
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    FatCat Very Active Member

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  7. jwk007

    jwk007 New Member

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    does Versaworks has setting for that?
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    no idea.
     
  9. jwk007

    jwk007 New Member

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    Using FLEXI....
    do you just change CMYK option in color management? any other adjustment needed?
     
  10. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    it's entirely doable, directions vary based on your rip and the version you have.

    But, if you switch from 6 color to 4 color and want predictable output, you either need to get your hands on a 4 color profile or make a 4 color profile.

    many folks run 6 color machines in 4 color mode for various reasons including yours.
     
  11. maynemag

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    So if you change to 4 color mode and your printer still works with all colors to save money on ink, what would you do with the other cartridges? Does changing this option in Flexi make the other two channels inoperable? Could you fill those cartridges with water? cleaning solution? How would the printer see it if it was empty?
     
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