White spot channel issues.
Hi folks , I've been trying to sort this issue for the last two days , I'm new to UV printing but have designed both laser and CNC files using Corel draw . My problem is spot channels or a white spot channel to be more precise ,I've been trying to create a white spot channel for filling outlines for pre printing , with poor results . I've watched you tube videos and they are for older or newer versions of mine , as the view when following instructions doesn't correspond with what I see in my screen . On the few occasions it's came out white on the printer it's did exactly the opposite of what I've asked it to do and printed everything white expect the outline I request , what's more confusing is that the page has no background but the printer prints it white . I open a page set at 100x100mm I put a border around the page , import an image , outline trace and set a boundary around the trace and fill with spot colour , even if I draw a basic shape and fill , I send to the printer it prints the 100x100 page white and leaves the shape unprinted. What am I doing wrong ? Any help would be appreciated
Assuming that you have an inkjet that has a white ink to print. I use an old spot color CorelDRAW pallette from I believe Draw 8, it has an opaque white.
However inkjets with digital front ends may have a very specific device dependent process.
Thanks David , The printer is UV with white , I'm trying to print on slate so I need to lay down a white spot layer first , I can dictate the amount of ink that's laid down as it's capable of white embossed printing I'm not sure if I'm carrying out the procedure correctly , unfortunately the tutorials on spot channels I got with the printer use Adobe for instruction , and I'm just trying to translate Adobe speak to Corel speak . Can you share that corel8 pallet file ? I know they are stored as a file in windows .
The palett ships with all versions since 8 I believe. Spot color, previous versions, (8 I believe) Opaque White.
I found Roland spot channels so I will give that a try Thanks
It's all depends on your RIP, some require that you use a proprietary white color named a specific way. Like VersaWorks wants any color set to spot color but named specifically CutContour (case sensitive) to cut shapes.