EPS --- CMYK file prints color differently than file

auchprinting

Active member
Color is correct PMS 350 CYMK on digital Proof. Lighter color on press. The press prints sharper, but the dot is smaller. The file size is 100KB. Is that file high enough resolution.
 

gig0

Well-known member
If the proofs don't match the press then it sounds like you need a color expert to adjust your curves/profile.
 

auchprinting

Active member
The question is about the density of the file. Is 100KB a large enough file to print from on press? A color Proof from the copier is OK. When I go to press, I get a smaller sharper dot. Since the dot is smaller, the color printed on press is lighter.
 

buckeye

Well-known member
The density (resolution) of a file, as you put it, has absolutely nothing to do with color match. The fact that your proof and press sheet do not match, has everything to do with profiling possibly both your proofer AND press to some sort of printing standard.

Thanks,
Erik
 

Alith7

Well-known member
The question is about the density of the file. Is 100KB a large enough file to print from on press? A color Proof from the copier is OK. When I go to press, I get a smaller sharper dot. Since the dot is smaller, the color printed on press is lighter.

If it's a vector file and not a raster file, it could easily be only 100kb. everyone else has the right of it, if your proofs don't match you press, you have a COMPLETELY different issue. the first step would be to figure out which is wrong/right, and go from there. if it's a PMS to CMYK conversion, how does you print look to Pantone's Color Bridge swatch?
 

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