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by mxgraphics
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa printing help
Replies: 1
Views: 3018

Summa printing help

We have been having troubles with the black for some reason. We can print every other color perfect but on the black it seems like it is still too hot. We have the density at 12800 and the black is -250 and for some reason it is still leaving lines like in the picture. Would anyone know what is caus...
by mxgraphics
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gradient help
Replies: 0
Views: 7031

gradient help

I need to print out a set of graphics that have a gradient in them and I know that before I have read people having problems with gradients. In the picture you can see I need a white to fade to black and red to fade to black. Would anyone know how to achieve this using spot colors? I am doing all of...
by mxgraphics
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Summa Blade holder

We figured out what was causing the black to do that. All the old ribbon was rolling up against the cartridge and was making it hard for it to roll. We ended up cutting off all the old and just re taping it on and now that has gone away.
by mxgraphics
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Summa Blade holder

We went ahead and got that done and will go ahead and try the cutting now. I do have one question about printing. For some reason its like the black is almost smearing down the print. I attached a picture of what its doing. It just doesn't look very good in person and I wouldnt want to sell somethin...
by mxgraphics
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Summa Blade holder

That would have been too easy though! I ended up just getting some red cut vinyl and using that. Your way would have been easier though lol. For some reason we are having trouble with it reading the marks to cut. I read that sometimes it has troubles with certain laminates so that may be our problem.
by mxgraphics
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Summa Blade holder

We just went to calibrate the OPOS and it said that we can't use the media we are using. I am guessing it is because the vinyl is white and the backing is white. Is there any way to be able to do it because we do not have any media with a different color backing.
by mxgraphics
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Re: Summa Blade holder

the nose piece is shorter allowing more blade to stickout. I have to use it when cutting 12, 15, or 30 mil mag. Assuming you have a tangential... We would just be using our DC3 to cut the material after we laminate it. Since we are on this subject though we have run into a problem. We did a test wh...
by mxgraphics
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa Blade holder
Replies: 9
Views: 6338

Summa Blade holder

I was looking on Summas website and saw that they have a special blade holder for the 60 degree blade. Is that something that I have to use for the 60 degree blade or will it work with the normal blade holder as well? I am going to be cutting 18-20 mil decals and I didnt want to have to spend the $9...
by mxgraphics
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

We got that pretty good right now! I did have a question about printing with the spot colors. I was on the phone with the summa tech and had asked them if its possible to print gradients with spot colors and all they said was it depends if the program your using was made within the last year or so. ...
by mxgraphics
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

When we get everything figured out we will be laminating with a 12 or 15 mil laminate. I just wanted to make sure it wasnt something else. Is there a way to minimize that?
by mxgraphics
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

We are having another problem now that we have everything else figured out we think. For some reason if you look at the purple it is printing a dark line down the whole width of the print. I'm not sure if its where it is overlapping or if it is something else. Would you know what is causing this? Th...
by mxgraphics
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

Forget the last post, we actually got that part figured out. I was looking in the wrong book.
by mxgraphics
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

I had a question about printing some orange chrome. I had thought I read somewhere that it said in the design program you would put the chrome first and then copy and paste the second color right over top and then in color control you would just do the chrome first and then orange. I had tried that ...
by mxgraphics
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

Here is a picture of what we just printed on the IJ35. It came out perfect so we were happy with that. For some reason we are having a little problem with the black though, it says its at 33% and I know they say around 25% to replace them so that may be the problem. For the settings we have it on pr...
by mxgraphics
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Summa DC3 print question
Replies: 25
Views: 15922

Re: Summa DC3 print question

Thank you! I got that part figured out now. I did have a question about printing cmyk. We are using this to print mostly motocross graphics so I realize we are going to be using spot colors most of the time. Is there a way to print with the cmyk and make it so the dots aren't very noticeable? We hav...