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Old Nov 7, 2006, 3:50 PM   #1
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I am fairly new to sublimation printing but have been 'practicing' for a few months now and every time I think I have got it sorted I seem to get another problem.

I have an Epson R1800 printer and am using a sublimation bulk system from RA Smart for printing onto mugs, plastics, mousemats etc but I am continually frustrated by what I consider to be the poor colour quality of my prints.

I followed all the instructions for colour profiles etc when I first started although admittedly this was frustrating as it was hard going to a complete novice to follow so possibly this is not 100% correct.

My main gripe is the fact that every few prints I get a message advising me that I am not using the official epson cartridges etc etc, which I already know, but it seems to prevent me from using 1, 2 or more of the colours which could explain why browns & skin pigments printwith agreen tint! Is there someway to override this and tell my pc/photoshop program or whatever to use them anyway or is it a case of making sure the profiles are definately 100%correct, if I can do that?

Any help would be appreciated as it is starting to drive me mad
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 1:49 PM   #2
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YOUR PROBLEM PROBALLY IS COMING FROM YOUR COLOR MANAGEMENT. WHEN PRINTING WITH SUBLIMATION INKS THAT CARRIES A DRIVER IT WILL THROW YOUR COLORS OFF IF YOU DO NOT TURN OFF THE COLOR MANAGEMENT IN WHATEVER PROGRAM YOU ARE USING. I WILL TRY THIS FIRST
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 4:26 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks. I tried everything with the colour profiles but did already have the colour management off. I have a more pressing problem at the moment as my prints are getting worse. I have trawled through hundreds of websites looking for an answer, I believe I now have 'overspray' on my prints with colours appearing outside my print boundary, I read somewhere that this can be caused by my recovery pad being saturated but I have tried to 'clean' this and wondered if it could just be replaced or if there is some oher way of preventing this. I am getting quite busy now and don't want to produce substandard prints especially at this time of year.

Any ideas out there would be gratefully received.

Many Thanks

Mark.
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