I'm a graphic designer by my hobby. I'm using corel draw from it's 4th version. Recently I decided to purchase Corel Draw X5. So I download the trial from internet.
But, its disappointed me. When I print text/line art from X5, its prints sharp dotted lines. And the solids are not perfect solid. I opened some files from X4, and same result. But when I create a file in X5 and save it to X4, then print it from X4, its perfect. I'm using a HP LajerJet 5000 & Samsung ML1610 Printer.
What is wrong with Corel X5? or the Color setting?
my setting is :
RaviR said:What is wrong with Corel X5? or the Color setting?
The problem is that we assumed our users know a difference between GDI and PostScript printing and difference between RGB and CMYK, which is not a case on much grander scale then we ever anticipated. We are working on making these things more straightforward at the same time ensuring we are not breaking color managed workflows.
Thanks for your kind attention. As per your way, after enable
"Preserve pure black" option I'm able to get proper black lines.
But now tell me one thing, when I work on a design which will be
print on a CMYK offset machine, which color setting will you
prefer? Can you please show me in details the color setting for CMYK
working (we use a sheet-feed CMYK Hidelburg machine for multicolor
Thanks in advance.
And sorry for my bad english.
As soon as you print to your offset press via PostScript - either through RIP or directly via PostScript driver - using X5 default settings will do a job. Make sure you have "Native" selected in "Output colors as:" control on Color tab of Print dialog ( this is our default, you would not need to touch it unless it has been changed before ). Our default CM settings ensure that document is in CMYK primary color mode therefore the default color palettes you will see is CMYK which will help you to stick to CMYK-only colors. Even if RGB colors are still present in the document this should not be a problem as soon as you keep output to "Native" mode - the RGB numbers will be written intact into the PostScript stream and then converted to CMYK by the RIP/driver using rules that ensure RGB 0 0 0 converts to CMYK 0 0 0 100.
If your RIP/driver is set up differently ( for example it is using CM for RGB to CMYK conversion ) or you print through print shop that only accepts CMYK content - you would need to ensure that you select "CMYK" as output mode in Print dialog and ideally there is no RGB, especially RGB 0 0 0 black, colors in the documents, if there are "Preserve pure black" option has to be activated, otherwise RGB 0 0 0 will not be converted by Draw to CMYK 0 0 0 100 at print time.
Hope this helps.
You are awesome, thanks for your quick reply.You wrote "you would not need to touch it unless it has been changed before". But I was experimented with Color Management a lot. And now I cant take control it. So I work on my old Corel X2. Cause the new CM is not clear to me. My friend recently purchased a X5 version, on her PC, I saw the tutorial and both of us not helped by it. Both of us from Printing industry.Can you please help us to setting the right CM for CMYK designing in X5?Ravi R.
You can restart Draw while pressing F8 button, this will revert application settings, including CM settings, to factory defaults. Be warned that this will also wipe out any workspace customizations you did so far, if you did any, make sure you save your workspace beforehand. Starting with default CM settings will most likely be enough to ensure your CMYK workflow works properly. There is more information in different posts on CorelDraw.com ( http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/19923/87442.aspx#87442 ), if you have more specific problems please post questions, we will try to answer them as soon as possible.
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