Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

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Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

Post by ichbinsnur » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:23 pm

Hello community.

I'm currently getting familiar with my new LEF12 and have some question about the Print settings.

My Problem is :

If i print items with gloss the Printer always prints and hardens the whole Plate size for each pass.
So i have 3 full Page size passes for gloss independently from the printed area of my part.
However the ink is only printed in the wanted area, so why does it run "empty" for the rest of the Plate size each pass?
This is extremely time consuming when printing smaller parts.

White and CMYK only cover the desired print area, So i have only one pass for W/CMYK.

Is there any setting in VersaWorks Dual or the Printer i might have set incorrectly?
Or may this be an issue with the pdf settings? (I use Corel X6 for designing)

Any help or tipps appreciated.

Cheers Christian

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Re: Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

Post by Kai Perry » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:54 pm

The machine has to eradiate the whole area of print not just the area of gloss, try to minimise this by placing the gloss in a different file with a smaller artboard.
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Re: Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

Post by ichbinsnur » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:06 pm

Hi Perry.

Thanks for your answer, but i think we misunderstood.

I'll try to explain again. ;)

I always use a different Layer for gloss and also for white.

When i Print, lets say a sign with 50X100mm size overprinted with gloss the following happens:
CMYK+W only prints and hardens in the desired 50x100 area.

Gloss however makes a FULL PLATE SIZE pass (305x280mm on the LEF) for each Layer in the gloss process.
Gloss ink is only applied as supposed to the 50x100 but the printer "empty passes" the full 280mm Plate height.
This causes a time waste of nearly half an hour for small items when using gloss.
I'm a bit puzzled about that.
Shouldn't it only pass over and harden the Printed area of 50x100?

Or do you mean to print the Gloss off a different (pdf?) file using a smaller page size, that only includes the desired area?

Cheers Christian

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Re: Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

Post by Joe Wigzell » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:05 am

Or do you mean to print the Gloss off a different (pdf?) file using a smaller page size, that only includes the desired area?
The pdf sizes should be the same so that both processes align correctly. However you can crop any blank/white space in the file using the 'clip and tile' tab in RVWD, and make sure you have the 'maintain clipped position' option selected. This should help!
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Re: Speed Issue Printing Gloss on LEF12 with VersaWorks Dual

Post by ichbinsnur » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks for your answers, but i recently found a different approach that works.

If i crop the Print area in VersaWorks Dual, so only the area with graphics is covered it works.

Cheers Christian

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