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Issues Printing Separations CorelDRAW x6

Hey All,

I've searched the web briefly, and done a quick search on this forum, but to no avail.

It seems that everyone is having the same problems:
When printing separations, you're having issues printing more than three plates

I've got the OPPOSITE issue:
When I'm trying to print only one or two colors of a graphic, it prints all of them.

Example:
I have black, PMS-A, and PMS-B in my graphic, but I only want to print PMS-A and PMS-B.

I deselect black in the separations window, and that should be it, right?
Hit print, and all of them print...black included.

I've tested it on multiple printers, and get the same results.
This only started happening after my X6 upgrade.

As you can imagine it's a HUMONGOUS waste of time and resources.

Does anyone have any advice??

Thanks is advance!

-K (Noob)


P.S. I should add that when I take the same steps, and then print to file, it still saves all of the plates, not just those selected.



[edited by: KByers12 at 10:56 (GMT -5) on Thu, Feb 21 2013]

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  • I've just tried that, printing to device independent postscript printer, and I get only two plates. But it might depend on something particular in your file (I had only three simple rectangles).

    If its not confidential, can you try uploading a .CDR test file, either here (on the options tab when replying) if under 256K, or via a public file server?

  • In reply to harryLondon:

    Hey HarryLondon,

    Unfortunately everything we do here is to be kept "confidential" so I can't upload it.

    It's fairly complicated, as it's a t-shirt back with sponsors on it.

    I don't know if it helps, but we're running it through and EPSON 4880, and GCC Elite XL 20/600.

    Both printers give the same results.

    -K

  • In reply to KByers12:

    KByers12

    Hey HarryLondon,

    Unfortunately everything we do here is to be kept "confidential" so I can't upload it.

    It's fairly complicated, as it's a t-shirt back with sponsors on it.

    I don't know if it helps, but we're running it through and EPSON 4880, and GCC Elite XL 20/600.

    Both printers give the same results.

    -K

    Hello KByers; If your file is "Confidentials" why not make a file like the one you are trying to print, only Not Confidential and post it.

    George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    Hey George,

    I can't upload any work at all unfortunately, but I just tried it with something a little more simple, and I'm getting the same results.

    What's more puzzling, is that no matter what I do "Black" shows up as a color in the print dialogue box.

    I've tried ungrouping everything, find and replace, and manually going through each shape to see if there are any black
    fills or  outlines, and this is causing a blank black plate to "print"

  • Okay, so a new development.

    With other documents, I've gone to print spot plates, and colors that are NOT in the graphic (or file, even) are appearing in the print dialogue box.

    When I copy the selection I'm trying to print into a new document, all of the unwanted colors (C, M, Y, & K included) , disappear from the dialogue box.

    I don't have any odd shapes that I can't see within the art, I've already checked that.

    Does anyone know of any solution (or options/settings for the program) by chance?

    Thanks

    -K

  • In reply to KByers12:

    KByers12
    Does anyone know of any solution (or options/settings for the program) by chance?

    Are you printing to postscript devices?

     

  • In reply to David Milisock:

    Hey David,

    We're using AccuRip and word is; there's an issue with X5 and X6 and earlier versions of AccuRip.
    Which I JUST heard about.


    Thanks

  • In reply to KByers12:

    KByers12
    Okay, so a new development.

    With other documents, I've gone to print spot plates, and colors that are NOT in the graphic (or file, even) are appearing in the print dialogue box.

    When I copy the selection I'm trying to print into a new document, all of the unwanted colors (C, M, Y, & K included) , disappear from the dialogue box.

     

    Perhaps the document has some Text&Graphics Styles (Ctrl+F5) or Color styles (Tools/ Color Styles) although you're not using any style on your job. 

    Or perhaps is "hidden" on any object, ie if you have a gradient fill from 100% Pantone 072C to "White", this "white" can be read as a "0% CMYK color"

  • In reply to KByers12:

    Ok so you print to a specific driver for that RIP?