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  1. Alith7

    Problems with wet trap and LED UV

    so many questions! ;) not ignoring you, but juggling too much at once and sadly, this is one of the least important fires to put out. ugh! I will get back to you with answers next week as my main pressman is out today. Everyone have a happy and safe 4th of July (if you're in the US), otherwise...
  2. Alith7

    Problems with wet trap and LED UV

    Where are UV LED lamps located? Between units, at delivery only? -- At delivery after all units & coater What is you ink sequence/rotation/order? Note all units even if empty/blank. -- K - C - M - Y - Empty - AQ Coater Do you have a way of measuring UV output energy? -- I don't think so, but...
  3. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    I am not sure on exactly why idling the press makes a difference. I do understand that it's not really "warming up", but there is something that it IS doing that makes a difference to how the ink flows and spreads on the dot. This is not a random thing. This is consistent. Every day. I have...
  4. Alith7

    Sequential number and sequential barcode software

    If you plan on doing a lot of volume, I would highly recommend looking into XMPie.
  5. Alith7

    Problems with wet trap and LED UV

    Morning all! Ready for another round of "what's wrong with the press that's they claim is prepress's fault"?? If you want to skip ahead to the question, jump down, I flagged it. I have been running into some issues with wet trap causing color problems. Basically, I've narrowed it down to with...
  6. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    I'm sorry, I never did get back to this to update you! So in case you were all wondering what happened, or if anyone has the same issues and stumbles on my saga here, below is the final outcome. Ultimately, what we figured out is that the LED UV inks need a longer "warm-up" time before we can...
  7. Alith7

    The New Policy

    Story of my life here!
  8. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Not specifically, but but it's a good idea. Also to measure the plate before, the printed image, and the plate after they run to see if it is the plate breaking down. Although I would think I'd see other issues if it was bad plate emulsion. But maybe not. I'll try to get some gradated steps...
  9. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Very helpful! thank you! I've been trying to find a diagram of how the collapsible drums work without success. :( I know I saw something back before we bought it, but no luck now.
  10. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Alibryan, that all fits with my understanding of things, so we are on the same page there. I'm still pretty sure we don't have a packing gauge, but I will check. The profiles we've been running for the last couple years (until now) have had the Cyan pulled back, not 100% sure on why, but it's...
  11. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    alibryan is correct, Ryobi does not use packing under the plate, although the Perma-Pack does sound familiar, I'll ask about that. Our press is only 6 years old, so we do have the semi-auto plate changers, and as far as adjusting the pressures, that is all handled through the console because...
  12. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Alois, That is almost exactly the one I am giving them, but mine is manual guage, no digital.
  13. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    as requested, here is the slur target comparison on the Cyan and Black. I don't have star targets unfortunately. Also, please note that the slight doubling on the "Old" half is from my shakes. after about 15 attempts, that one was just NOT wanting to photograph clearer. Curious what you...
  14. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    My you guys were busy over the weekend! Apologies for not coming back sooner, was buried in homework for a business class. Thank you Steve for fixing the comparison to be easier to see the differences! ON that note, here is a better one of the printed piece. I will take a look and try to...
  15. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    I’ll add that to list of things to check next week. Thank you!
  16. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    The curves have been removed from the equation. These are the exact same 1-bit TIFS reburned. I did not reprocess the job through the RIP specifically to remove that from the equation. So where I am at right now is either (even though the plate reader says they’re ok) the plates aren’t burning...
  17. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    And now, for your head scratching, viewing pleasure: I give you the reducing dot gain....
  18. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Give me a minute to get the high-powered loop out and rigged up with my phone. **** UPDATE for all **** I pulled and reburned the TIF files from a run I did in June. So the ONLY thing that changed is from plate burner forward and it is MUCH lighter than my samples from June. SO, that settles...
  19. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    I'm not sure what there is to be confused about. Profiling process: Linearize plate to verify that when you send a 0-100 dot scale it's burning on the plate at 0-100, adjust slightly if necessary. Send through a GATF layout at linear, set press densities to attain ideal LaB values at 100%. Use...
  20. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    1) IS the CtP Imagesetter producing - Production Compliant - Imaging/Plate? ---> Yes. Tested and confirmed. 2) Surely there must be room somewhere for a PrintControl Strip. ---> On some jobs, yes, haven't had a chance to look at what's running to see what I can squeeze on, we're right in...

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