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1.  Wondering if anybody has ideas what might cause a print issue?

Posted 18 days ago
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As of recently we are having an odd printing issue where the stroke we add for a bleed around our print files is showing up behind the art darker than the art should be. We are seeing this only in black and only on our Roland printers. I wonder if this is an issue with the print files or if it is being misread in the rip? Has anybody seen this happen before?

Thanks,
Nick

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Nicholas Reed-Kutz
Color Technologist
Sign-Zone, Inc.
Anoka MN
(612) 224-4766
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2.  RE: Wondering if anybody has ideas what might cause a print issue?

Posted 17 days ago
The stroke was created in illustrator and we are printing as a pdf file.

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Nicholas Reed-Kutz
Color Technologist
Sign-Zone, Inc.
Anoka MN
(612) 224-4766
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3.  RE: Wondering if anybody has ideas what might cause a print issue?

Posted 16 days ago
The easy things I would check first is whether or not you have turned overprint on for the stroke or the artwork and whether the black stroke and the black artwork have the same CMYK recipe





4.  RE: Wondering if anybody has ideas what might cause a print issue?

Posted 15 days ago
From the picture it looks likes the text may have some sort of effect used. Double check the appearances and see if there is an effect like inner glow, etc. If so, turn it off or change the effect color to the same color as the fonts.

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Molly Krueger
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5.  RE: Wondering if anybody has ideas what might cause a print issue?

Posted 14 days ago
A couple of things jump to mind.
Is the black set to overprint or is it trying to knockout beneath the k stroke?
If it's a PDF: which kind? If it is a PDF/x1a it will have pre-flatened the artwork - it it's a PDFX4 it will be preserving transparency layering and perhaps the RIP is not honoring transparency correctly (as was the case in early RIPs)?

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Barbara Bear
Instructor
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
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