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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

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    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?
     
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  2. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    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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