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[DTG Kiosk] Colors don't match up

 
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Old March 26th, 2009 Mar 26, 2009 5:16:34 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Colors don't match up

I get a jpeg file from my client. It was created on a Mac and they used Adobe PhotoShop. When I print the shirt (yellow) the main color does not match up. Much darker and not the right shade. Is it because it was created on a Mac? Suggestions?
 
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Default Re: Colors don't match up

The colour management isn't set up.
jpegs are not necessarily saved with their icc profiles, this is the data that tells you what colour settings they are using (Epson yellow isn't the same colour as an HP yellow isn't the same as screen ink etc.).
It's probably because the Mac is using one profile and your programme is assuming it to be another.
What are you using and what is your working profile.
Is you DTG giving good colour elsewhere? It could be your output profile that is wrong, they are specific for ink/shirt/processing conditions...
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Default Re: Colors don't match up

If you are prinitng on a yellow shirt w/o white ink then all of your colors will tend to darken towards the yellow side. You can adjust your artwork, or go into RIP Pro and move the slider bar for yellow down to 60-70% instead of 100%. Make sure you adjust it back up to 100% before printing the next job.

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Default Re: Colors don't match up

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The colour management isn't set up.
jpegs are not necessarily saved with their icc profiles, this is the data that tells you what colour settings they are using (Epson yellow isn't the same colour as an HP yellow isn't the same as screen ink etc.).
It's probably because the Mac is using one profile and your programme is assuming it to be another.
What are you using and what is your working profile.
Is you DTG giving good colour elsewhere? It could be your output profile that is wrong, they are specific for ink/shirt/processing conditions...

Wow, didn't know that! Thanks
 
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If you are prinitng on a yellow shirt w/o white ink then all of your colors will tend to darken towards the yellow side. You can adjust your artwork, or go into RIP Pro and move the slider bar for yellow down to 60-70% instead of 100%. Make sure you adjust it back up to 100% before printing the next job.

Hope this helps.
Ok, yeah that helps a lot. I did get my white to lay down a base and the main color was good. I'll have to keep in mind about printing on light color shirts though. Thanks again.
 






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