CGS

Specifications

  • Renoir CMYK color ink set – UV-curable inks
  • Effective vertical resolutions : 600, 900, 1200 DPI
  • Horizontal Resolutions: 300, 400, 600, 800, 1200
  • Print Speeds up to 1.33 m/s @ 300 DPI. 

Background

  • Demand for full (process – CMYK) Color printing in various markets has increased
  • Print quality sufficient to meet customer application requirements
  • Compose has supported print with its Apollo 4C (HP-based) since 2006
  • 2500CGS Print Head based on 2500 series technology c/w 2.55” (65 mm) vertical print swath at varying resolutions

Colour Background

  • Monitor Characteristics
  • Black background
  • Additive colors : Primary – Red, Green, Blue  (LCD display)
  • Red + Green + Blue = White
  • But paper is white, need to produce BLACK !…require subtractive colors
  • Paper Characteristics – white background
  • Subtractive colors : Primary – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow. Opposite of RGB  
  • Cyan + Magenta + Yellow = Black
  • Under color removal substitutes black for CMY. Saves on ink and provides better registration = crisp image

ICC Colour Management

  • Color “Recipe” – remapping between desired and actual
  • Why…Media and ink have impurities and ink bleed varies
  • Resolution – one primary may overpower @ DPI
  • ICC color profiles – Compensation
  • Spectrometer + color profiling software
  • Print & scan known patches per media at varying HDPI
  • ICC profiles selected in Compose by choosing media in Layout Editor
  • Print & scan a known number of patches per media using a color spectrometer (c/w color profiling software)
  • Scan each patch and evaluate actual vs. expected color
  • Create an .icm color profile
  • Interpolation – color profile (.icm)

Features

  • Based on 2500 series technology, DOD
  • Compatible with BK1710 controller 
  • Requires HCC2 (Head Control Card) and Compose V10
  • Variable drop volumes via grey scale electronics/software
  • ICC color profiles to optimize print results, maximize gamut for various materials and resolutions
  • HCC2 supports both maintenance and grey scale
  • Accepts any type of color graphic image file format
  • 83 Series bridges

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