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Pane Talev

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Post Mon May 08, 2017 7:31 am

Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Hello forum members.

I have Mutoh ValueJet 1624 and Sai Flexi Print RIP.

I have problem printing a particular file. It is a very messy vector file with gradient effects.

Every other files prints ok. Only this file shows some kind of lines when printed. (it is not banding)

All other files from the same job print ok.

I only have problems with this particular file.

So far I have tried converting to TIFF, JPG, EPS, JPG. No luck.

Your suggestions are welcomed.
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 1:29 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

In instances where a graduated tint has resulted in distinct steps in the print I have converted the file to a bmp and introduced a gaussian blur which eliminates the steps. You can do this in corel or photoshop
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 3:02 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

In illustrator- rasterize or save as TIFF, also when saving set postscript language level to 3, applying blur might help as well.
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Post Tue May 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Thank you both. Will try this.
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:46 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Same job. Two years later. Same problem.
The is the only file giving me problems.
Colour on screen is blue. Colour printed is grey. :bangshead:
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:29 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Is this a print & cut file Pane?
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:56 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

[img]https://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/b7347b02a3d381fb3acb324eb16006c5.jpg[/img]

No. Its a print file. I cut on a separate Summa.
I tried PDF, JPG, EPS.
All grey
Im having some success by adding cyan in the RIP mixer
Must be something to so with how this file is made / saved as...
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

I would copy & delete the text, rasterise the background in illustrator, replace the text & save as an eps file
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 pm

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Kevin Mahoney wrote:I would copy & delete the text, rasterise the background in illustrator, replace the text & save as an eps file


Thanks Kevin. Tried this just now. Still grey-ish. Will continue in the morning.
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Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:44 pm

Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Is the file cmyk or rgb?
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Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:55 am

Re: Problems printing vector file with gradient effects.

Kevin Mahoney wrote:Is the file cmyk or rgb?


I was hoping this will solve the problem. File was RGB, changed to CMYK and I get the same grey-ish print.

After another hour of playing I'm close enough to the sample result. (adding Cyan and Magenta in the RIP mixer)

Thank you for the suggestions Kevin.

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