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Sublimation Printing Issues with photos

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Hi, we have just purchased Affinity Designer and Photo to use with a sublimation printer Ricoh SG7100DN and a Sefa heat press. We have installed the Sawgrass colour profiles and used them to print out the photo to add to coasters. The issue is the blacks are printing red/brown and this happens when we print black ink work illustrations.

 

Please can anyone help with the settings?

 

Attached are the screenshots of document preferences and document setup for printing. The screenshots include the photos we are using. The last one is of the coasters showing the colour issues.

 

Any help much appreciated as this is new venture for us.

Thanks

Jo & Andy

 

 

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Hi Jo and Andy,

 

Rather than converting your document to a different colour profile, have you tried using colour management at the print stage?

 

To do this, don't convert your colour profile (keep it in Adobe RGB/sRGB if you're working in RGB). Instead, once you go to print, under the Colour Management section (I forget exactly what this is called but it should be labelled something similar) you'll have the option to either let the printer manage colours or use ColorSync. Choose ColorSync and from the drop down select your Sawgrass profile. Then just choose your other settings (quality, paper type etc) as normal and click Print. That should hopefully give you better results.

 

Photo does have soft proofing if you want to check what your print output will look like. It's implemented as an adjustment layer (Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Soft Proofing) and will allow you to select your Sawgrass profile. Make sure it's at the top of the layer stack so it affects the entire document. And finally, don't forget to delete or disable the layer before you send to print! (It influences the image like any other adjustment layer)

 

Hope that helps!


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No problem, glad you're getting much better print results. Have you profiled your monitor at all using a display calibrator? If you're having trouble with colour accuracy and prints being too dark or bright this might be the next step to consider..


Affinity Photo Video Tutorials - Affinity Photo for iPad Tutorials

Looking for a manual/documentation? Check affinity.help for online help!

@JamesR_Affinity for tutorial sneak peeks and more

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