From: Steve Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 08/17/03-03:07:31 PM Z
You've piqued my interestl. you said "I don't go the CMYK route to color
separations, BTW,because that really screws up your colors, but that's a whole
different issue," now i'm curious. i've tried the CMYK separations in
photoshop. The method outlined in the James book. i have had moderate success
with this technique, but it does seem a lot of my 'full color' gums are a
little off balance color wise. now i know there are tons of variables, and it's
basically pass-fail-learn with gum, but i never thought to look into CMYK
separations as a source of a problem.
what have you found?
Quoting Katharine Thayer <email@example.com>:
> Richard Sullivan wrote:
> > When printing color gum or carbon what is the proper order of the colors?
> > Is it as noted: CMYK?
> > Or is it some other order and what is the rational?
> If there's a "proper" order to print gum, I don't know about it. The
> order I read somewhere when I started printing tricolor gum was yellow,
> magenta, cyan, and that's the order I've always followed. (I don't use a
> black printer and I don't go the CMYK route to color separations, BTW,
> because that really screws up your colors, but that's a whole different
> issue.) As long as you use transparent pigments, as I do, I don't think
> the order actually matters. If one or more of the pigments you use is an
> opaque pigment, like cadmium yellow for example, then there may be
> issues putting that opaque color over other colors; that's the only case
> I can think of where order might matter. Some people like to register
> on a lightbox, and I think those people usually put the blue down first
> so they can see the image better to register by. Except for the
> transparent-opaque thing, I think it's just a matter of personal
> preference or habit.
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