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Topic: Ink Rotation? (Read 376 times) previous topic - next topic

Ink Rotation?

We are a sheetfed folding carton plant, we have an ink tech in and is question our rotation. What is everyone using?

We are running CMYK but he is saying 95% of plants run KCMY.

Thanks

Re: Ink Rotation?

Reply #1
We run CMYK for web and KCMY sheetfed.
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Reply #2
KCMY for both sheetfed and web here

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Reply #3
KCMY here for Sheetfed only. We do not have a Web.
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While I was in sheetfed offset we only ran KCMY. Same with the ex at a sheetfed carton shop.
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rotation? puff, puff, pass
puff, puff, pass
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Reply #7
As I understand it, you put the lighter colors (magenta/yellow) down last to minimize the amount of muddying from the darker colors as the sheet runs through the press.

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Reply #8
MCKY, but the quality of our work really sucks.

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Reply #9
your so funny! :laugh:

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Reply #10
MCKY, but the quality of our work really sucks.
yeack... MuCKY
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Reply #11

We are a sheetfed folding carton plant, we have an ink tech in and is question our rotation. What is everyone using?

We are running CMYK but he is saying 95% of plants run KCMY.

Thanks
KCMY at the sheetfed folding carton hellhole that I used to work at. If metallics and/or spot colours were involved, they would always go down first with metallics always going down first i.e.: MET>SPOT>KCMY.
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Re: Ink Rotation?

Reply #12
The last shop I worked in with SF and Web, I have no idea how they were running. But prior to that, we ran KCMY-spot
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Re: Ink Rotation?

Reply #13
We run KCMY+Spots here, (unless our press operator gets smart and runs yellow first, gosh then all of the colors look really weird - he couldn't figure out what was wrong). At my previous shop, a flexo shop, they ran lightest to darkest, since most of our flexo work wasn't CMYK it was mostly spot colors. When it was CMYK it was pretty much that order.