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    Xitron Navigator - Harlequin RIP - Using Curves Software to get to G7

    Call me & refresh my memory on the RIP. I remember using the tone scale settings. Dan 412.889.7643
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    Felix Brunner Items-

    Here's an item I wrote several years ago and the responses. The standard deviation of a press is + or - 2%. That 4% variance in any particular color will show a cast but if you keep the colors in 'balance' the 4% variance becomes only a 'light' or 'dark' variance - this difference we can live...
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    Felix Brunner Items-

    Sorry, I don't have that Brunner book. Contact me off line I have one that's better!
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    Felix Brunner Items-

    I have attached several articles by Felix Brunner, they are valuable to anyone trying to understand Color Lithography. You can contact me with any questions 412.889.7643 Dan.
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    Intended Press Curve - Gracol

    Send me an email and I’ll send you the “wanted” dot area numbers!
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    tone value increase

    TRUE but - 2 reasons - #1-I don't trust Creo or Kodak and I want to be sure I'm printing a 1-2-3% dot accurately! #2- When the bean counter up front decided to change plates all I need to do is linearize - curve stays the same! Oh, and by the way, on a previous post you thought on a negative...
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    tone value increase

    Here, try this and let me know how it works! 1-Print this tone scale with linear plates (attached). Use "Deer" poster for density reference Coated & Uncoated! 2-Measure dot area. 3-Enter "Wanted" values into rip (no one ever gives you them) (attached). 4-Print with new adjusted plates. Oh, you...
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    Pressroom Articles

    Attached are some Pressroom articles, please share. . .
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    Trouble color matching blues & purples - offset CMYK, G7 methodology, GRACoL 2013

    The purple colors are made from midtown (40-50-60%) areas of Mag/Cyan, they are the most difficult to control because of dot gain. i would measure the mid tone gain of your “good” profile sheets & compare the gain of your current sheets. You will have to add a color bar that contains Solid&50%...
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    Unable to achieve a flats seamless grey with CMYK

    Another thought- compare several sheets, notice any ‘doubling’ or distortion of any of the dots? i had a similar problem with a 2-color screen job - it was dot shape - changing the tonality.
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    PIA’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

    So right Gordo - I would meet with the print shop owner and my first question was “how much is budgeted for training”. I have NEVER had an owner tell me he had a budget for training. When consulting the owner would ask me “how much money will you save me?” My response was always - “how much are...
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    PIA’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

    I’m a big fan of Mr. Demming as well. No one in the U.S. would listen to him, not even GM! He said “you don’t inspect quality - you produce quality!” I have the same respect for Felix Brunner, he contends you can’t control color on press with Lab controls - see attached. Few listen to him either...
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    Color Management Training

    This is a problem I run into often. The previous operator had all the knowledge and seldom shared his information. If you like you can call me to discuss your situation. I was a consultant for the only printing company to win the Malcolm Baldridge Award. It was Branch Smith in 2002 of Texas. I...
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    printing sequence

    The "correct" color sequence after testing by PIRA and others is K-C-M-Y or C-M-Y-K (Black can be first or last). The reason PIRA explained is that the 'Red' (color) trap is better with M-Y together, and humans are very sensitive to the color Red. If you put C-Y together then the 'Green' would...
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    Issue with operator

    I agree that 200- 250 is very reasonable. Does the pressman print to gray balance? I helped Life Touch years ago - their make ready was around 300 sheets. (some yearbooks were only 150 copies) I created plate curves based on gray balance and they told me their make ready dropped to 100 sheets -...

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