Fiery XF 7.1

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Improving output quality

You can improve output quality by changing or turning off some program features that are not essential for your workflow.

You can try any of the following:

  • Turn off RIP and print on the fly, so that job processing and printing do not occur simultaneously.

  • Increase the RIP resolution.

  • Correct the length of printed jobs.

  • Simulate gravure printing, flexo printing, or offset printing.

  • Simulate appropriate light conditions.

  • Smooth out gradations.

  • Properly calibrate the printer. Some printers have an internal calibration feature that you can activate from the Printer & Workflow Settings tab.

  • Use a high-quality media that is suitable for the job. For example, use photo paper for vivid output of photographic images, and use a proofing media for CMYK proofing jobs.

  • Make sure that profiles and rendering intents are suitable for your job.

  • Recalibrate the printer. Recalibration adjusts the ink densities to those of the reference printer on which the media profile was created. A recalibration helps to ensure that the printer’s color reproduction properties remain constant.

  • Optimize the media profile for the best possible color results.

  • To verify jobs with the status Verification failed, perform a job-specific optimization. This process optimizes the job’s color management by creating a correction profile that better matches the color gamut of the simulation profile.

  • Use Color Editor to optimize a spot color. If the color quality of a spot color in the printout is unsatisfactory, you can replace it by measuring a truer color representation in another printout.

  • Force the use of pure black ink to remove CMY inks to achieve a more saturated black.

  • Remove color impurities that can occur in color management during the conversion from RGB to CMYK.

  • Adjust color by tweaking the percentage of ink for individual ink channels.