UJF-7151 Clear Ink Print Guide

UJF-7151 Clear Ink Print Guide
UJF-7151 plus Clear Ink Print Guide
This Guide explains how to obtain various kinds of printing effects by using LH-100 clear ink (LH100-CL-BA)
and LUS-120 clear ink (LUS12-CL-BA) with the UJF-7151 plus printer.
Read this Guide carefully before using the ink.
Applicable environment
Printer
Ink
RIP
UJF-7151 plus F.W. Ver. 1.60 or later
It can be used in the following two combinations.
Color/Clear
• LH-100 color ink + LH-100 clear ink
• LUS-120 color ink + LUS-120 clear ink
RasterLink6 Ver.4.14 or later
Table of Contents
Applicable environment ............................................................................................ 1
Setting the printer ..................................................................................................... 2
Effects and printing with clear ink ........................................................................... 4
Clear ink’s effects ................................................................................................................... 4
Ways clear ink can be printed ............................................................................................... 5
Printing methods ....................................................................................................... 6
Data creation and printing procedures ................................................................................. 6
1. Decide the way the clear ink is to be printed ................................................................... 7
A. Printing the clear ink over the whole of the color image ................................................... 8
B. Printing the clear ink onto the valid pixels of the color image .......................................... 9
C. Printing a special clear ink image .................................................................................. 10
2. Select the clear ink’s effect: set the UV mode ............................................................... 13
a. Setting Glossy Print ........................................................................................................ 14
b. Setting Matte Print .......................................................................................................... 14
c. Setting Emboss Print ...................................................................................................... 15
3. Set the recommended values for the printing conditions ............................................ 16
4. Execute printing ............................................................................................................... 17
Setting glossy finish for Emboss Print ................................................................. 18
Setting the printer
Before printing with this Guide, carry out setting of the printer as follows.
1. Turn on the printer’s power.
• Wait until <Local> is displayed on the panel.
• If the power is already on, have the panel display <Local>.
2. Select [UV MODE] on the panel, as follows:
(1) With “Local” displayed, press the
key.
(2) Use the
,
key to select [SETUP], then press the
(3) Use the
,
key to select [UV MODE], then press the
(4) Use the
,
key to select [ON].
(5) Press the
key.
key.
key.
(6) Return to [SETUP], by pressing the
key just once.
3. Select [MAPS2] on the panel, as follows:
(1) Make sure that [SETUP] is selected.
(2) Use the
,
key to select [MAPS4], then press the
4. Select “AUTO” for [MAPS2], as follows:
(1) Use the
(2) Press the
,
key.
MA P S 4
: AUTO
key to select “AUTO”.
key.
5. Return to “Local”, by pressing the
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key several times.
• If you use the clear ink according to the procedures in this Guide, the settings will be made so
that good-quality images are obtained, with the specified quality feel. Sometimes however, the
image quality may be poor due to the media material or other factor. In that case, change the
setting of 1-4 of the following procedures, please do a test print.
• If you have set the following two types of printing conditions, changing the settings of 1-4 of the
following procedures is not effective.
In this case, please change the setting of the printing conditions to other recommended value.
-> See P. 16 “ 3. Set the recommended values for the printing conditions ”
Print cundition
600x600dpi
600x900dpi
Pass
8
12
Print direction
Uni
Uni
High speed
ON
ON
1. Turn on the printer’s power.
• Wait until “Local” is displayed on the panel.
• If the power is already on, have “Local” displayed on the panel.
2. Select [MAPS4] on the panel, as follows:
(1) With “Local” displayed, press the [FUNCTION] key.
(2) Use the
,
key to select [SETUP], then press the
key.
(3) Use the
,
key to select [MAPS4], then press the
key.
3. Select “MANUAL” for [MAPS4], as follows:
• Use the
,
MA P S 4
: MA NU A L
key to select “MANUAL”.
After setting to “MANUAL”, make the settings for the ink colors, as fol4. lows.
(1) Press the
key.
(2) Make the setting for [COLOR], as follows.
Use the
,
key to change level. (0 to 100%)
Changing this value will change the color image quality.
Then press
.
(3) Make the setting for [SPOT], as follows.
Use the
,
key to change level.
Changing this value will change the spot color image quality.
Then press
.
(4) Return to “Local”, by pressing the
-3-
key several times.
Effects and printing with clear ink
Clear ink’s effects
The effects below can be obtained by using clear ink.
Gloss feel effect - “Glossy Print”
Matte feel effect - “Matte Print”
3D feel effect - “Emboss Print”
These effects can be obtained via the “UV MODE” settings in RasterLink6.
Recommended settings for printing a clear ink
In order to obtain a better effect of the clear ink, depending on the conditions of media and printing,
please use the following recommended density of the clear ink.
• Glossy print
Print condition
Resolution
600x600dpi
600x900dpi
1200x1200dpi
Media
Pass FOREX®print* White PET
8
10
12
16
12
16
100 %
100 %
80 %
100 %
100 %
100%
80 %
100 %
80 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
LEXAN™
Film**
80 %
100 %
80 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
Acrylic
Coated paper
80 %
100 %
80 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
100%
100 %
80 %
100 %
100 %
100 %
• When the amount of clear ink is too small, there are times when small holes are generated
on the surface.
-> Please Raise the density of clear ink (increase).
• When the amount of clear ink is too high, there may occur streaks of regular intervals.
-> Please lower the amount of clear ink (reduce).
• Matte printing
Print condition
Resolution
600x600dpi
600x900dpi
1200x1200dpi
Media
Pass FOREX®print* White PET
8
10
12
16
12
16
LEXAN™
Film**
Acrylic
Coated paper
60 %
60 %
60 %
60 %
60 %
70 %
70 %
70 %
70 %
70 %
• When the amount of clear ink is too high, there may occur streaks or gloss out.
-> Please lower the amount of clear ink (reduce).
*
**
FOREX® is a registered trademark of 3A Composites GmbH.
LEXAN™ is a trademark of SABIC.
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Ways clear ink can be printed
Clear ink can be printed in the ways below with RasterLink6.
Printed over the whole of a
color image
Printed onto valid pixels of a color
image
Printed as a special image for
clear ink use
For printing the clear ink over the whole of a color image, and for printing it onto valid pixels of a color image, create a clear ink job using the “Special plate” function of RasterLink.
For printing the clear ink as a special clear ink image, you must create the special clear ink image by means of
design software such as Illustrator.
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Printing methods
Data creation and printing procedures
In order to print, you must first create clear ink data and make the settings for it on RasterLink6, using the procedure below.
Decide the way the clear ink is to be printed
Clear ink is to be printed to
match a color image
A special clear ink image is to be printed
Use design software to create a special clear
ink image that uses 1 color only
Setting on RasterLink6
Input the created special image and the color
image into RasterLink6
Input the color image into RasterLink6
Use the “Special plate” function to create an
image for clear ink use, then composite it with
the color image
Replace one color with the clear ink, using
mono color replacement
Composite the special image with the color image
Set the UV mode to match the clear ink application (Glossy, Matte or Emboss effect)
Make the printing condition settings
Execute printing
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1. Decide the way the clear ink is to be printed
Suppose you have the following color image. You can print the clear ink in any of the three ways shown below.
Print it over the whole of the color image
-> Go to A. Printing the clear ink over the whole of the color image
Print it onto the valid pixels of the color image
-> Go to B. Printing the clear ink onto the valid pixels of the color image
Print a special image for clear ink use
-> Go to C. Printing a special clear ink image
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A. Printing the clear ink over the whole of the color image
To print the clear ink over the whole of the color image, create a special plate on the basis of the image.
1. In the job list, select the job that will be the basis for the plate.
• Click the [Special plate]
icon.
2. Make the settings as follows.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
[Ink]: Select “Clear”
[Ink volume]: Set “100%”
[Created area]: Select “Whole image”.
[Composite automatically]: Check the box, and
select “Top”.
(5) Click the [Create] button.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
clear ink job will be created, in a
3. The
composited state.
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B. Printing the clear ink onto the valid pixels of the color image
To print the clear ink onto the valid pixels of the color image, create a special plate on the basis of the
image.
1. In the Job List, select the job that will be the basis for the plate.
• Click the “Special plate”
function icon.
2. Make the settings as follows.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
[Ink]: Select “Clear”
[Ink volume]: Select “100%”.
[Created area]: Select “Valid Pixel”.
[Composite automatically]: Check the box, and
select “Top”.
(5) Click the [Create] button.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
clear ink job will be created, in a
3. The
composited state.
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C. Printing a special clear ink image
To print an image designed for clear ink, create a special image, separate from the color image, and carry
out mono color replacement with RasterLink6. After that, composite the clear ink image with the color
image.
Creating the clear ink image
Using design software such as Illustrator or Photoshop, create a clear
1. ink
image with the following conditions:
• Color Mode: CMYK
Colors used: One color only - cyan or magenta or yellow or black. Set 100% density for the
color. For the other colors, set 0%.
In this procedure, black 100% is used as an example.
Make the clear ink image’s size match the color
image’s.
You can do this by creating a non-fill/non-line path
around the periphery of both images, as shown on
the right.
You are recommended to save the color image and
clear ink image separately from each other
after you have done the layout for them with the
design software.
2. Save the created image as an EPS or TIFF image.
3. Import the image saved in procedure 2 into RasterLink6.
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Setting mono color replacement
1. In the job list, select the clear ink job.
• Click the “Properties”
icon.
“Mono color” in the [Job Attri2. Select
bute] dropdown list.
3. Select the [Mono color] tab.
(2)
(1) [Source color]: “Black”
(2) [Ink]: “Clear”
(3) Click the [OK] button.
(1)
job’s attribute is now “Mono color”.
4. The
In the job list, the job will have a yellow
thumbnail color and “Clear” will be displayed in its “Attribute” field.
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(3)
Compositing the clear ink image with the color job
1. In the job list, select the color job and the clear ink job.
• Click the “Composition”
icon.
2. Carry out the following check.
(1) Is the clear ink job above the color job in the job
list.
• If it is not, use drag and drop to change the
positions around.
(2) After the above check, click the [Composite]
button.
(1)
(2)
3. The images will be composited.
• Printing will be carried out in either of the following ways, depending on the [Priority Policy] setting on the [Composition]screen.
“Speed”:
The color image and clear ink image are printed simultaneously using special
color overprinting.
In this case, the UV mode set for the color image is ignored and the conditions
set for the clear ink image are used.
“Quality”:
The color image is printed first and the clear ink image is printed after.
In this case, the UV modes set respectively for the color image and clear ink
image are applied respectively to each image.
• In the case of gloss printing, please seeP.14 "a. Setting Glossy Print"
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2. Select the clear ink’s effect: set the UV mode
The clear ink’s effect is determined by the [UV mode setting] in RasterLink6.
Gloss feel effect - “Glossy Print”
-> Go to a. Setting Glossy Print
Matte feel effect - “Matte Print”
-> Go to b. Setting Matte Print
3D feel effect - as “Emboss Print”
-> Go to c. Setting Emboss Print
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a. Setting Glossy Print
1. In the job list, select the clear ink job.
• Click the “Properties”
icon.
• Click the [Setup] button in the [Job Attribute] field.
2. Select the [UV Mode] tab.
• Make the settings as follows.
(1) Select “Glossy Print” in the mode list on the left
side.
(2) Set “0” for [Additional UV irradiation].
(3) Click the [OK] button.
(2)
(1)
(3)
of attribute becomes a "Clear
3. Thumbnail
(Glossy)".
b. Setting Matte Print
1. In the job list, select the clear ink job.
• Click the “Properties”
icon.
• Click the [Setup] button in the [Job attribute] field.
2. Select the [UV Mode] tab.
• Make the settings as follows.
(1) Select “Matte Print” in the mode list on the left
side.
(2) Set “0” for [Additional UV irradiation].
(3) Click the [OK] button.
(1)
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(2)
(3)
c. Setting Emboss Print
1. In the job list, select the clear ink job.
• Click the “Properties”
icon.
• Click the [Setup] button in the [Job Attribute] field.
2. Select the [UV Mode] tab.
• Make the settings as follows.
(1) Select “Emboss Print” in the mode list on the left
side.
(2) [Number of printings]: Set this according to the
thickness of the embossing. (See “Hint!” below
for rough calculation of the number of printings
for the thickness).
(3) Click the [OK] button.
(2)
(3)
(1)
of attribute becomes
3. Thumbnail
a“Clear(Emboss)”.
• After you have set Emboss Print, the clear ink job will be printed the specified number of times
after the color job is printed, regardless of the [Priority policy] settings on the [Composition]
screen.
• When print with high head gap, missing nozzle is likely to occur. Recommend the head gap
between 1.5mm and 2.0mm and the number of emboss printing up to 14 times.
• At an output resolution with 600x900 dpi, when you print the 100% density clear ink job with the
following specified number of times after the color job, the estimated emboss thickness is as
follows.
LH-100 clear ink
Number of times clear ink job is
Embossing thickness
printed, the clear ink job is printed
[mm]
the specified number of times.
2
0.08
4
0.17
6
0.23
8
0.38
10
0.46
12
0.58
14
0.61
LUS-120 clear ink
Embossing thickness
[mm]
0.10
0.19
0.28
0.38
0.44
0.55
0.62
• When you specify Emboss Print, make sure that there is ample head clearance.
• If you set just Emboss Print, the finish will be matte. See P. 18 for the settings to make in order
to obtain a glossy print result.
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3. Set the recommended values for the printing conditions
Print Mode
To obtain better effects from the clear ink, use the settings below that are appropriate for the image quality and
output speed that you want.
Output resolution
Passes
Print direction High speed print
High Speed
600x600 dpi
8 / 10
Uni-direction
Yes
Standard
600x900 dpi
12 / 16
Uni-direction
Yes
High quality
1200x1200 dpi
12 / 16
Uni-direction
Yes
1. In the job list, select the applicable job.
• Click the “Quality”
icon.
both the color job and the clear
2. Select
ink job that are displayed in the job list.
• You can select multiple items by holding down the
CTRL key while clicking on them.
• By selecting both jobs, you can set the same conditions for both of them.
3.
In the profile field (1), select a profile
that matches the media to be printed on.
(1)
to the table above to set the out4. Refer
put setting field (2)
(2)
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4. Execute printing
1. In the job list, select the applicable job.
• Click the “Execution”
Icon.
2. Select “RIP and print”.
• Click the [Start] button.
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Setting glossy finish for Emboss Print
If you set just Emboss Print, the finish will be matte. To obtain a glossy finish, you must reate a Glossy clear ink
job, separate from the Emboss Print clear ink job.
to “1. Decide the way the clear ink is to be printed” (P. 7~) to ,
1. Referring
create 1 color job and 2 clear ink jobs.
• In the case of “A. Printing the clear ink over the
whole of the color image” or “B. Printing the clear
ink onto the valid pixels of the color image”:
Turn off “Composite automatically” in Special plate
printing before creating the clear ink job.
Otherwise it will not be possible to create multiple
clear ink jobs, since a special plate cannot be
made from a composited job.
Carry out the above procedure 2 times to create
the 2 clear ink jobs.
Turn OFF
• In the case of “C. Printing a special clear ink
image”:
Carry out the “Setting mono color replacement”
procedure, then carry out the following procedure
to duplicate the job.
1. Select the clear ink job.
2. Click the “Duplicate”
icon.
3. Set “1” for [Number of duplicates], and
click the [Duplicate] button.
The clear ink job will be duplicated.
one job of clear ink from the job
2. Choose
list.
• Refer to “c. Setting Emboss Print”and set the thick
print.
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the job of clear ink from the job
3. Choose
list that is not selected in step 2.
• Refer to “a. Setting Glossy Print”and set the
glossy print.
4. Choose the color job and clear ink of step2+3 from the job list,
• Press [Composite]
from function icon.
5. Check the following.
(1)
(1) From the top order of the list
Clear(Glossy) -> Clear(Emboss) ->Color
Check the order
• If the order is not as above, please replace the
composition List by Drag & Drop.
(2) Press [Composite] button.
(2)
6. Synthesized.
7. Execute printing.
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