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    Angry PRINTING problems

    How can i avoid printing problems when printing????

    The thing is why when i print something, all the effect and colour doesnt look as same as my computer screen. Sometimes the printing looks blur .
    WHY WHAT WRONG ????



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    work displayed on a computer screen in in "rgb" color space meaning that the color is made up of projected light, printers use cmyk color which is made by combining cyan magenta yellow and black instead of light. printers can't handle rgb so an image created in rgb will never look the same printed as it does on screen. more on cmyk and rgb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_space

    that's the main difference between screen and print although your print quality may be being affected by any number of things such as the dpi you're working at, the quality of your printer, if it's been properly calibrated, ect.

    it's really hard to give a solution when you don't have a specific example or problem though.

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    My document is in cmyk colour mode, ill upload some image later.

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    Question

    here is my image. This is the screen view .

    When i print it out with laser print, the tape and the cd's colour will blur out .

    When i print it is in cmyk mode.

    Why this will happend ???

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    There are so many variables here...
    Is that a vector or raster file?
    If it's not vector, what's the resolution?
    What file format is it saved in?
    What program are you printing from?
    What kind of printer are you using?
    What settings are you using with it?
    Do you have the same problem with any image you print, or is it just this one?
    Do you have the same problem if you use a different printer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by yinteck
    When i print it out with laser print, the tape and the cd's colour will blur out .
    just a hunch but i think using a laser printer may be your biggest problem here, in my experience color laser prints are always the furthest off from your original. try using an ink jet and see if you get better results.

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    Ok, this image i did it in illustrator cs2. I apply transparency on the tape and cd .When i print it out in a shop , it is in illustrator cs2 format.

    1) For the printer i dun know, all i know is, the printer something like normal photostat printer. ( Laser print )

    When i use gradient, there is some very light color (orange) square box in the image.

    2. When i use ink jet printing the problems doest occur. But sometimes the image doest look as sharp as on screen .

    WHY ???

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    It's a printer output problem. You should try saving the file in the version of illustrator that the printing shop has, for example, Illustrator CS or whatever format. Another thing is to check out the color profiles you work with; the printing shop may have other profiles or color setups, so that's why your color looks different. With ink it won't look as sharp because the ink tends to "spread" a bit with the paper, just like water color would do. Higher quality ink prints maybe your solution but they probably will be more costly. You should also try to to see if the paper you're printing on is the culprit, since some types of paper absorb ink in different ways and speeds.

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    ok, thanks for the infomation .

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