Printing seems Grainy

ml4cs

New Member
New to large format/solvent printing. I have a Roland SP540i running Liquecolor inks in a 440ml cartridge printing on Oracal 3651 gloss

I read some posts and adjusted print temp to 108 and dry temp to 110

Lighter colors seem to come out grainy, darker seem ok if I print at high quality, also used a few different color profiles in versaworks and kept getting better

My question is will I ever be able to get rid of the grain with Gloss? or would I have to go Matte with Lamination?

Would settings, calibration, ink or media make any difference

Thanks!
 
Reprint the file in Uni-Direction. If it looks better, you need to do the bidirectional adjustment. See attached. Use the detailed mode.
 

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Andy D

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It depends what you mean by grainy, some profiles are set up for the black to be a 100%K instead of a combination
of CMYK, that gives a printed faux metallic look.
It also depends on what output resolution your profiles are set at; 540 x 720 -720 x 720 - 720 x 1440 -ect.
 
Would settings, calibration, ink or media make any difference.....yes, yes, yes and yes...being new to printing, do yourself a favor and go back to OEM inks
 

ml4cs

New Member
Reprint the file in Uni-Direction. If it looks better, you need to do the bidirectional adjustment. See attached. Use the detailed mode.

Ran through a detailed bi directional adjustment.

now printing at high quality seems to get rid of the grainy look. I’ll load a couple pictures
 

ml4cs

New Member
Ran through a detailed bi directional adjustment.

now printing at high quality seems to get rid of the grainy look. I’ll load a couple pictures
 

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