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    Ok, I know when you have a Spot of Solid Black and a Screen of Black they should be put on different color plates...

    But what are the Cons of doing them on 1 Plate?
    can it be done and still look ok?
    www.standercreative.com

  • #2
    Other than very special circumstances there should be no problem with putting them on the same plate.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Silence04
      Ok, I know when you have a Spot of Solid Black and a Screen of Black they should be put on different color plates...

      But what are the Cons of doing them on 1 Plate?
      can it be done and still look ok?
      This will depend on how and what you are running. If your job must have the solid black area printed seperate it might be because anything screened black might have too much gain when trying to get the solid black heavy enough.
      Without seening what you are running, it would be best to talk it over with your printer.
      The only time I see them not being on the same plate is if you are printing either "4/Color Shells" that will be black imprinted later. Or if you have a "Hard Black Ink" to print the solid black area.
      My $0.02 a rich black with a cyan bump looks just as good as using a Hard Black Ink, but again, it depends on what you are running.
      Joe Davis

      There are 3 types of people....Those who make things happen......Those who watch things happen.....and those who wonder what happened.

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      • #4
        huh, we always ran them on the same plate, unless we needed a second plate for lockup.
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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        • #5
          the lowest ink level the black goes down to is about 35%...
          the reason i am asking is i've got to recreate a 6 plate spot job into a 3 plate spot job.
          it has to have White, it has to have Yellow, and it has to have Black...
          www.standercreative.com

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          • #6
            Sounds like you answered your own question - that you don't have a choice anyways. I would check with printer though - they may want you do lighten up your 35% if they have a lot of solid black to lay down.

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            • #7
              Wait, white, is this flexo? What is your substrate? Is there ink gain on it? If not, I don't see where the problem is.

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              • #8
                Again, without seeing the job, it sounds like your hands are tied going down to 3 spots from 6. Your printer should be able to hold the screen and print the solid black on the same plate. But Check with them first!!

                I'm curious.....You call out 3 spots....White, Yellow, Black. Are you printing an Opaque white on colored stock? Will the yellow and Black overprint the white?
                Joe Davis

                There are 3 types of people....Those who make things happen......Those who watch things happen.....and those who wonder what happened.

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                • #9
                  WYSIWYG

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                  • #10
                    yeah, its going on a Silver Mylar type of stock, some yellow and black will overprint the white to block out areas of the Silver stock.
                    www.standercreative.com

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