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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:34 pm

My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

Hi all just need a little helping hand cant seem to find anything online but my Roland SP-540i cant seem to print the colour grey iv'e tried a lot of different shades even tried cmyk, RGB and the Roland colour system library but there all just coming out like a greenish colour.

CAN ANYONE HELP ???????
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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:06 pm

Re: My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

do a search on the boards, many topics covering this.

In short, you are going to struggle with most greys. Even when you think you got it right put a laminate over the top and it changes again.

Pink and green hues are common. I was advised to seek someone in the trade with a 7 colour machine, its the only way to get better results.

Just taken on a job with over 30 vans, ral powder coated letters, acrylics all in grey and nothing matches each other!
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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:07 pm

Re: My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

Hi,

I take it that you have tried the different choices : Pre-Presse US, Sign & Display, Max Impact etc in your settings ?
If not have a go choosing Pre-press US and let me know if that changes anything for you !
Greys are never easy with CMYK but using the same file, try Pre-Press US and then Sign & Display that changes the outcome quite a lot.
I tend to find that RVB files come out with brighter colours in Versaxworks than when the file is in CMYK.
Good luck :-)
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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:17 pm

Re: My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

I remember about 16 years ago having many issues on this type of thing on our old Roland PC60.
Similar years later with the Soljet. I cannot remember exact what i did but i remember improving the output a fair bit.
i could be wrong but one of the things i did was...

within photoshop, crop the image out of the blank, create a new blank and set it to greyscale, paste the image into that, save and try printing the new file. i cannot remember if this was "all i did" or if a combination of a few things. Worth a go!
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Post Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:44 am

Re: My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

Hi
this link may help "Rob hope link is ok" but getting grey is a little hit & miss with so many variables that each print can ent up needing tweaking.

http://blog.rolanddga.com/2013/08/15/ho ... fect-gray/

Kev
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Post Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:09 pm

Re: My Roland SP-540i wont print the colour grey

I'm not sure what RIP you're using but disabling the output ICC profile might help. It certainly does in Shiraz anyway.

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