Fiery XF 7.1

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Add color gradients to a spot color

You can define up to 99 color gradients for each spot color.

Before you begin, make sure you have added a custom spot color and defined the full tone.

By default, spot colors are defined with 100% and 0% color values. 100% represents the full-tone color. 0% represents the color of the media. By default, 0% equals the unmeasured value for pure white. If your media is not pure white, you can change the color value for 0%.

  1. Under My Custom Spot Colors, select a spot color.
  2. Click the Characterization tab.

    The diagram displays the color curve for just one color. You can change the displayed color via the drop-down list box above the grid diagram. Alternatively, you can display all inks simultaneously by selecting All.

  3. In the Ink column, type a gradient between 1 and 99.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Add color gradients in the printer’s color space: Type appropriate values in the characterization table. you can fine-tune a gradient by dragging the appropriate point along the curve in the diagram.

    • Add color gradients in the L*a*b* or LCH color space: Connect your measuring device, click Measure, and follow the on-screen instructions to measure a color patch.

    You can view the spot color from any angle by dragging the pointer to rotate the diagram.
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