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VJ seems to be using 2x as much magenta as it should be??

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by LenXIII, May 7, 2009.

  1. LenXIII

    LenXIII Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    OK I just printed a 10.5x36 billboard on my vj 1614. It was a mostly 100% darker blue coverage, with color values rough 100cyan/80magenta/x/x.

    I noticed the ink status #'s before and after I printed, however I don't know how accurate those #'s are on the printer.

    I used the following % of an ink cartride of each color... 3%black 60% Cyan 65% Magenta, and 15% yellow.

    Well if the file had a full 20% more cyan than it did magenta, why am I using more magenta. I have noticed since I have gotten this machine I have gone through half a dozen cyan and black, and 5 times that amount of magenta and yellow carts. I am new to the printing end of things so maybe this is normal?
  2. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    yellow is the most heavily used.. Then magenta seems to be a close second. Black and cyan seems like it never gets sued up.

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