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    As a designer, do I need to do anything special to design for Hexachrome Printing? I'm doing some package designs in Illustrator and the sales rep for the printer asked me if I can handle Hexachrome printing as they may offer that as an option instead of CMYK plus spot colors. I said I'd check into it!! Yikes! I'm just starting to investigate this and wondered if anyone had some tips on this.

    Is it strictly a prepress conversion or do I need to do something to the color assignments when I'm designing the graphics?

    Thanks.


  • #2
    hmm.. i've never really tried that before. but from all of the Hex Prints i've seen, it looks like it would be something they might handle/sep out on their end...
    but i'm sure someone on here knows more about it than i do...

    also, is this a label printing company? if so, who are they?
    i'd like to try some Hex printing on some of our packaging.
    www.standercreative.com

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    • #3
      It's a carton printer in Minneapolis. They do a lot of food carton printing. I've got a couple of pages of Google search to read through yet.

      One of the big label printers up here is Lofton Label. I'm not positive but I would assume they can do hex printing.

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      • #4
        Are you getting it done at Southwestern Graphic Systems??

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        • #5
          They do the prepress.

          Edit: I think that's the name of the company anyways - I'm checking.

          Edit 2: It's Southern Graphics that does their prepress. Close!

          I'm not sharing the printer name.
          Last edited by balou; 02-02-2006, 11:23 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by balou
            They do the prepress.

            Edit: I think that's the name of the company anyways - I'm checking.

            Edit 2: It's Southern Graphics that does their prepress. Close!

            I'm not sharing the printer name.
            Yah I know that place south southwestern couldnt remember, they do alot of prepress work for target food, alot of packaging design prepress

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            • #7
              I may give them a call and try to set up a meeting to educate me a bit.

              I know the prepress folks would probably like more designers to do this - figure it out before the designing starts!

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              • #8
                They probably have something about specs right on the internet or their intranet

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                • #9
                  Good idea - I'll check it out. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by balou
                    I'm not sharing the printer name.
                    Can we still try to guess?

                    not that I am an expert in the carton printing in Minneapolis, but I have nothing else to do - until my boss drops another hot job on me.
                    SIZE DOES MATTER!

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                    • #11
                      PM me your guess Satchel if you really want. It's just they are good supplier of business for me and I don't want to comprimise my professional relationship with them.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by balou
                        PM me your guess Satchel if you really want. It's just they are good supplier of business for me and I don't want to comprimise my professional relationship with them.
                        I've moved passed it - I am like that, I think I have A.D.D. but thanks for the offer!
                        SIZE DOES MATTER!

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                        • #13
                          Balou,

                          Please help me! I have spent all day looking for a place in Minnesota that prints cartons and I stumbled upon this post after Googling "carton printing minnesota"! I saw you are not keen to share the name of your printer publicly and you are not allowing email messages so I'm really stuck! I am on the other side of the world and am having real difficulty. I would be really grateful if you could message me the name of the printer so I can continue with this project!

                          Many thanks in advance,

                          Paul Kaye

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                          • #14
                            balou,
                            This is a very good article describing the Hexachrome print process from Pantone [Hexachrome Print Process].

                            Also, the article "intro to Hexachrome - Six Color Basics" describes why package designers/printers are in wide use of Hexachrome.

                            Additionally, HexWare does support Adobe CS, but it's a chunk of change at $700+. I will say the output is absolutely amazing!

                            L8'r
                            Why I didn't Make it to the Olympics| Time For Some Campaignin'

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                            • #15
                              Excellent! Thanks printmonger!

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