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dreamkh
16-10-2010, 09:54 PM
Hey guys

I have bought Euroink sublimation Inks.

I am using an epson stylus DX4050. When i am doing the prints there is no problem and the quality is perfict BUT i am having trouble with blue when i print it, it is coming out a liluc (purply) colour.

I have done all the settings and all the profiles correctly. Any advice

Thanks

Craig

bms
16-10-2010, 09:56 PM
Have the suppliers of this ink provided you with a profile for the DX4050 printer? Neither the printer nor the inks are the standard sublimation inks or supported by the sublimation distributors, but I would guess that it is the profile that is the problem.

dreamkh
16-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Ok thanks martin. So if i get a custom profile you think this would solve the problem? Is there any companies that i could print out there test page and scan them or do all the companies requier me to send it to the,. If so can you recomend anyone that dose it in a fast turn arround.

Thanks

Craig

bms
16-10-2010, 10:10 PM
There are some companies that will profile for you. I think Paul, forum moderator, has had a profile custom made. I don't know anything about the inks you're using - have you contacted them for a profile or assistance in getting the colours correct? Having just had a quick look on their website they advertise sublimation ink for the wide format printers and so I'd guess they won't have a profile for the small format (A3/ A4) printers.

You probably can get a profile made, but I don't think this will necessarily be straightforward as you want a profile made to match the screen colours to the colours once printed onto the substrate, not onto paper (there is the intervening process of sublimation adding to the complexity). You may have to spend a bit of time getting this to print as you want it. Keep us all informed of your progress though please.

Paul
16-10-2010, 10:29 PM
hi Craig! I had custome IC made for myself few months back. very good it was. it costed me 25-30 pounds but was well worth it as my printer that time was't supported by sawgrass (ink supplier) so i end up with DIY ICC. was very good and I am using it still.
All you need to do is:
switch ALL color menagment in your software and printer driver. Print color chart supplied by person who will calibrate yor printer on transfer paper. Then press it on whatever you want your profile for. I used piece of white sublimation t-shirt. sent it out and couple of days latter had my ICC via email.

dreamkh
16-10-2010, 10:42 PM
All you need to do is:
switch ALL color menagment in your software and printer driver. Print color chart supplied by person who will calibrate yor printer on transfer paper. Then press it on whatever you want your profile for. I used piece of white sublimation t-shirt. sent it out and couple of days latter had my ICC via email.

Ahh right ok i never knew i had to send a sublimated item ok. So what company did you use? was you having the same problems as me?

Thanks Paul

Paul
16-10-2010, 10:53 PM
It was not a problem. I just had a printer with 5 inks in it and could not print as ICC for this model did not existed. si made ICC with settings for my printer and now all colors look alright :)

dreamkh
17-10-2010, 12:22 AM
ok have you got a website for the people you used paul?

thanks

Paul
17-10-2010, 12:25 AM
no. they have't web site. I dont think this is a business person. I contact him 2morrow and ask if hi can elp. I am after new ICC for my standard inks so we may have a good deal :P

dreamkh
17-10-2010, 12:34 AM
ahh right.

Well i just went into paint and used the LIGHT blue and it printed out in dark blue. But dark blue prints purple this is sooo confusing

Paul
17-10-2010, 01:03 AM
hmmmm... what software you normaly use for your printing/editing??

dreamkh
17-10-2010, 01:31 AM
Photoshop. I think the profile may be a problem have anyone got one for the B40W for the sawgrass ink as i heard this will work with my ink.

Justin
17-10-2010, 01:42 AM
http://www.sawgrasseurope.com/technical ... c-profiles (http://www.sawgrasseurope.com/technical-support/artainium/icc-profiles)

Can't hurt to try ;)

Reg
17-10-2010, 05:24 PM
Hi. I have an Epsom s20 and a dx 4400 and had problems with blue printing purple and brown printing very red I found reducing the magenta by -10 in colour controls cured the problem. Reg

Justin
17-10-2010, 10:02 PM
These are the pics Craig has emailed to me, my initial thoughts were that a nozzle may be blocked but Craig confirms a perfect nozzle check, what do you guys think?

[attachment=1:2nbhyw63]test.jpg[/attachment:2nbhyw63]
[attachment=0:2nbhyw63]img006.jpg[/attachment:2nbhyw63]

bms
17-10-2010, 10:13 PM
There's a lack of blue in the print (presume bottom image is print and top image is from screen?).

Without a profile then only thing to do is increase cyan and magenta a little in the Epson driver section. Say both as you need blue, not cyan so you need more cyan and a little magenta. How much though is trial and error.

Paul
17-10-2010, 11:02 PM
for me this picture is not sharp at all! increse preasure a bit too. Also I think you forgot to mirror your art work ;) (done that 100's times)
also what time r u using to print mugs ?