Creating Screen Printing Films (Canon Pixma ix6820)

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krink
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Creating Screen Printing Films (Canon Pixma ix6820)

Post by krink » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:30 pm

Hello so i tried a couple of different settings and still i am not getting dark enough films for screen printing with the Canon pixma ix6820.
the best setting so far is transparent as media, and 130% brightness with greyscale mode on (the same settings as in the instructional video on youtube). It's almost there but it needs more black ink / opaque. when i try printing without printfab i get really dark film positives but they are a bit pixelated

what else can i try or do? any help is appreciated! thank you

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Re: Not getting dark films for Canon Pixma ix6820

Post by zedonet » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:20 am

Hello,

the following PrintFab settings should be made for screen printing:

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The "Special settings screen printings" are only available in the version PrintFab Pro XL. If this option is missing in your trial version, I can send you a test license.

If the print is still not dark enough, there are vendors of special ink with better UV blocking and of ink sets that also replace C+M+Y inks by black for better ink coverage. We have a cooperation with the company FilmDirect: http://www.filmdirectonline.com/canon-ix6820-13x19-film-output-solution


If you want to print solid black but are getting halftone instead, the following is important:

- Don't set the "Contrast" slider below 100% (instead use the "Brightness" slider to adjust the transfer curve).

- In the application's print dialog, enable "Separations" and select the color that you want to print (available in applications like PhotoShop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Indesign).

krink
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Re: Not getting dark films for Canon Pixma ix6820

Post by krink » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm

wow thank you so much!!! just tried these settings and it improved it a lot!!!

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Re: Creating Screen Printing Films (Canon Pixma ix6820)

Post by gaSignGuy » Fri May 07, 2021 6:57 pm

I'm not able to access the same settings posted above. I only found one download link on your page, so I can only assume its XL, no?

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Re: Creating Screen Printing Films (Canon Pixma ix6820)

Post by zedonet » Mon May 10, 2021 8:44 am

Hello gaSignGuy,

the screen printing options are only available in the Pro XL license. Note that the 30-day-trial version always installs as Pro XL on macOS. When activating a license keyfile like "Pro" or "Home", these options are removed.

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