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Gradient Seperation Problem

Posted on Tue, 24 Feb 2004 at 16:43



Help Gradient Seperations !!
I am on a Mac G4 using Freehand 10 and printing on
an Epson Stylus 3000. I print iron on transfers.I am using FastRip to do my seperations.
My Problem Is ---
When I create a Gradient with 2 spot colours, for
example Red to Blue and out put to film. The halftone
dots when placed in registration with each other do not
line-up. The second color does not knock out. The dots
are exactly on top of each other!!
I'll explain it this way, the Positive dots do not fit
into the negative holes, to get them to line up I must
off-set the film.

Hope you can help me!!
David

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Anonymous says: You may need to send the two colors at seperate times. Set up one file for the color gradiating into white and then another file with the other colr coming FROM white. I always had this problem with our ...

You may need to send the two colors at seperate times. Set up one file for the color gradiating into white and then another file with the other colr coming FROM white.

I always had this problem with our full set-up rip and image setter. this was the only solution for getting the gradients to 'blend' together.

This procedure also counts for underlays. Don't expect the one file to be the able to send all the seperations you need. Duplicate the file and use the duplicates for indivdual colors.

posted on: Thu, 02/26/2004 - 3:09pm
Anonymous says: David, The best method of printing smooth gradations has always been through the use of interlocking "squaredots". You can see printed examples at www.squaredot.com David Cran posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 10:51am
Anonymous says: Try setting 1 of your colors to overprint posted on: Sun, 07/11/2004 - 1:33am

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