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Need Help Vutek QS2000 - multilayer white not printing under 4/c areas

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by David Kulakowski, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. David Kulakowski

    David Kulakowski New Member

    Nov 29, 2019
    Ripped from Caldera 11.2,,,,

    I set up 3 layer at Vutek.

    Top Layer is 4/c border
    Middle layer is white file to put white just under border (and print some white text)
    Bottom Layer same as middle (for density).

    it will NOT print white under the areas of 4/c. if I did 2 layer , it prints all the white in my white file.
    soon as I add the 4/c image to top layer- no white where there is 4/c

    Thanks in advance.
  2. tbaker

    tbaker Member

    Have you been able to print a multi layer file in the past without issue? If so, has anything changed on the prepress/caldera side?

    since the press is printing white without issue, and I’m assuming color, without issue, this indicates a rip issue. White files should be a separate layer named White_Ink.
    So in illustrator you have your art layer, a layer for white ink, named appropriately
    In your queue, select your 8mage file (color) select create multilayer, your second layer will be the white layer(which should still be in your input queue) select white layer in the pull down.

    it sounds kind of confusing, but honestly problems printing white typically start in illustrator. The name is very specific White_Ink
  3. Grizzly

    Grizzly Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Is the spot color showing up in the rip? In Onyx, we have it set to a light blue at 50% opacity so you know it's working.
    Also, upload_2020-7-31_17-55-4.png we have to have overprint fill on to make sure it doesn't omit anything underneath your spot color.
    Good Luck!