Fiery XF 7.1

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Color Definition tab

You can define full-tone spot colors, create a link between two spot colors with different names to replicate color values, assign printer inks (white, clear, metallic), print variations of a selected spot color, and make transparency settings.

  • Use as alias for—You can ensure that two spot colors with different names use the same color values by mapping one to another. By creating an alias, you can avoid having to rename a spot color in the graphics program.

  • Apply as—If your printer supports white ink, clear ink, or metallic inks, you can assign one of these printer inks to a spot color definition. The printer inks are printed either behind or on top of the spot color.

  • Transparency—The transparency setting affects overlapping colors. A transparency value of 100% means that overlapped colors can shimmer through. A transparency value of 0% equals 100% opacity and means that overlapped colors are knocked out.

  • Spot color definition at 100%—You can define a full-tone spot color by measuring a color patch in CIE L*a*b* or CIE LCH, or by entering color values in the printer’s color space.

  • Variations—You can modify a spot color’s appearance to a desired state, print and compare the color reproduction of twenty neighboring colors that have slightly different hues and saturation/brightness levels, and choose one to use.