Grey Balance Printing

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by DanRemaley, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. DanRemaley

    DanRemaley Member

    Oct 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If G7 is too expensive, I have a simple method to adjust plate curves for grey balance printing.
    I worked at GATF for several years and developed these values.
    1-print a complete tone scale with linear plates. At these densities-
    Y-1.00 M-1.40 C-1.30 K-1.70
    2-Measure all the dot areas.
    3-Enter these values into your rip as “measured”.
    4-Enter my “wanted” numbers into your rip.
    The next set of plates will be adjusted for grey balance.
    Same “wanted” numbers for uncoated - but lower densities y-.90 m1.10 c1.00 k1.40
    Email me and I’ll send you the values.

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