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ValueJET 64" Printing GRAYS

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by SignsRus, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. SignsRus

    SignsRus Member

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    Anyone out there have a valuejet and figured out how to get anything even close to a gray?
     
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  2. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    a good profile with balanced cyan and magenta levels.

    Not to say that it is that easy.....
     
  3. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

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    A good profile will do it. I have the 1204, same machine just smaller, and never had a problem with gray.
     
  4. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    Same here 1204 and 0 problems with colors what so ever!!!!
     
  5. schurms

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    Let me guess, Flexi RIP ?
     
  6. ProWraps™

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    what profiles.. all my greys turn green..
     
  7. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Member

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    :beerGray has never been an issue.... Use a good profile...
     
  8. Matt Cuellar

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    Learn to create a custom profile and understand how and what makes it "good." I print black and whites and greys for my sample swatches all the time and people ask if it's a professional grade reproduction. Accurate channel restrictions and a good balanced linearization will help. Good luck, call me if you need any assistance.
     
  9. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    Would you please explain this ?
     
  10. Matt Cuellar

    Matt Cuellar Active Member

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    Sure, learn how to use your RIP's profile assessment tools. See if you're getting a wide gamut and actually getting the maximum potential out of your media. Learn what workspace means and what is appropriate for your workflow, understand what terms like "Delta E" linearization, and all sorts of other color "buzzwords" mean and how they actually play into your workflow. I don't mean this rudely, but any half-intelligent person can create a profile by following instructions...but learning what to look for, how to tighten a profile, how to balance it out if your initial results are skewed are a whole another ballgame.
     
  11. heyskull

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    Used to use Signlab as the RIP and to be quiet honest it couldn't RIP toilet tissue!! Using Wasatch RIP never had a problem. Greys are Greys in Wasatch unlike burgundies and greens of signlab.

    My advice use a proper RIP not a Sign programme.

    Sean
     
  12. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Heyskull what version of signlab did you use?
     
  13. lctypesetting

    lctypesetting New Member

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    nothing beats doing a few swatches for a test print. I use PMS color mixes and they get me close, but depending on my print mode (quality, banner, graphic, etc) I notice a big change in the density of the color. You might try the built in color library to get off to a good start, but be ready to do some CMYK mix modifications before everything turns out perfect. And I NEVER use any of the RGB swatches. EVER.
     
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  14. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    We have a mutoh 1624.
    Never had an issue with printing grays
     
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