LEF-20 Emboss!

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LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Hello!

As many of you will know that know me, I LOVE the LEF-20. I decided to try a print with lots and lots of layers, to create a kind of pyramid effect. So...I created 19 different files, one with the Roland logos and 2 CMYK squares and then 18 others each with 2 CMYK squares and a gloss layer-getting gradually smaller.
I printed the CMYK each time (just the square outline), then x10 Matt emboss layers, then the CMYK again and finally a gloss layer to finish. I had to re adjust the height of the bed several times throughout the print...and it took a long time! It used 15.98cc of ink, costing around £4.

Here is a few pics, and link to the rest on Facebook:
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by StevenJacksonStahls » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:49 pm

Slick effect! How about sharing the file ;)
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:17 pm

Should be in the dropbox folder!?
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by mrtn » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:18 pm

Funny you should post it at the exact time I was experimenting with the same idea:

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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:27 pm

Ha cool! How many files/layers? That looks ace, is it onto a card substrate alternating between printed and unprinted triangles in pyramids? What size is it?
Since doing my one I have been reeling with ideas for similar prints :shock: I want to do a fish in a tank!
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by mrtn » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:04 pm

That's a 5x6 cm piece of red metallic paper. The matte pyramids are 7 times two-layer files, total of 14 layers and there's double gloss on top of the two glossy rows.
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:01 pm

Think the ones I did work out as around 200 layers!
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by anandmm » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:15 pm

Hi Joe

I am really delighted that My concept of Multilayer has really banged person like you. I hope more and more people will start utilising this concept and SAME BORING PRINTS will change to all new medium with WOW factor!
Hope to see newer posts and more posts
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by mrtn » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:32 am

Joe Wigzell wrote:Think the ones I did work out as around 200 layers!
200? Two hundred? 2 hundred? Two 00? TWO HUNDRED?

How many days and cartridges or varnish? :shock:
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Re: LEF-20 Emboss!

Post by Joe Wigzell » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:36 am

Ha! well it was 18 'step' layers, and each went:
CMYK > 10x Matt Varnish > CMYK > 1x Gloss
I did it over 3 days but it needn't have taken that long, as I just popped over every now and again a ran another few layers, plus I set the print area quite a lot larger than the actual print size.
It used 15.98cc of ink altogether.
Here's an image for scale:
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