Posted 11.04.2014 @ 12.33PM
THEUNDERDOG - 33/33/33/100 worked fine on the print job we did, the corner of a photo was that mix and we wanted it to fade into colour used on the rest of the packaging
you are right - as you say depends on the job
with adding magenta or cyan to black, to me it all depends on what the overall look is, if i have a job where red is a prominent colour i add magenta (though cyan is seen as the conventional way), 20% used to be the norm, but no more
Posted 11.04.2014 @ 11.56AM
if you go the pallet in photoshop, for example, it converts in cmyk to 76/71/65/78
it could be that they want a really dense black
i often mix other colours into black to get a denser colour, it is traditional to mix at least 20% blue to help black look denser (or magenta)
funny, i am on a job right now where i have created a black using 33/33/33/100, remember over 300% ink coverage means trouble though so keep it under that
i did a job many moons ago where we printed cmyk black out of solid black, was a nice affect
i would check with them, often terminology is different between printers
Posted 10.04.2014 @ 5.45PM
85 years old and charming, thought i'd share it
' . . . from a bizarre early stop-motion animation piece featuring Charley Bowers and a metal-eating bird. The creature devours junk from an auto scrapyard, then lays an egg that hatches and grows into a brand new car! Very impressive FX and way before CGI. Directed by Harold L. Muller.'
Posted 13.04.2014 @ 7.23PM
This is why I work through agencies, I get paid each week - I'm starting to itch to do it myself though.
This thread is good timing for me, I've built a tool that will help ensure contractors, like designers, tradies etc get paid when a job is done. We are doing market research atm to help us get the product and approach right and help with accelerator applications.
The surveys will take about a minute, one page, ten questions, multiple choice. I'd appreciate anyone here who runs there own gig doing the second survey and anyone can do the first.
@Looney - I know I still owe you a reply to the other thread, I haven't forgotten just been busy.
Posted 11.04.2014 @ 12.52PM
In that case I would go with a rich black, so 100% K + some combo of CMY in there depending on the artwork.
If it's by itself or has reversed out text I would go with 40,0,0,100 and as @Looney suggests, if it's over a full colour image, I would beef it up to around 20,20,20,100 (assuming it's uncoated stock).
Posted 11.04.2014 @ 12.13PM
Depends on the setup. Will they be running it as a spot colour? What's it for?
If not and it's CMYK I would set it up as rich black (30/40, 0, 0, 100). The black used would also depend on what else is on the job too. (eg: if there is a lot of cyan around the black areas I would be adding some magenta to the mix.)
@Looney I wouldn't be using a 199% black if it's anything other than a solid block.. would be very messy with anything reversed out of it.
Posted 28.10.2013 @ 1.42PM
@Dave @Looney @signmeupmeow
My IT guy was able to run a few fixes on the machine so we could snatch and grab some files but not everything.
I have booked in with Apple to see if they can retrieve the rest of it. I am just missing a few emails and some photos so it's not too bad at the end of the day! Thank god.
And yes, I am investing in a better Ex HD, no more western digital for me! But can't afford another monthly bill for a subscription anything (cloud, adobe, money grabbing apps I'm looking at you!)