(see also: RIP and Print Overview)
The Advanced tab allows you to set advanced options specific to color printing jobs.
|Use Color Correction||Turns on the ICC Profile|
|Linearization Only||Uses only the linearization table and ink limits of the ICC profile.|
|No Color Correction||Switches color correction off.|
Clicking this button will launch the Color Settings dialog box.
|Check to ignore any overprinting that was set up in the design stage. This can be useful if you want to save the time and output media needed to do overprinting. If you're not sure what this is, it is best to leave it checked.|
If you check Ignore Overprint, your output will automatically be changed so that it will not use features that depend on overprinting. For example, output that had been set up to use color trapping will now output untrapped.
Output profiles are created for the combination of ink, media, resolution and dither type of your output device. When selecting a profile, be sure to select the profile that matches these criteria. Select Add to add ICC output profiles from another source.
This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile. It shows the media name your job will be printed on.
Select the desired quality of your printout. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.
If your output device supports multiple color modes, then you can select one of the supported color modes here. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.
Choose an appropriate DPI for your job. A higher DPI produces higher quality output but increases the processing time. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.
Selects the dither type, or the pattern in which the individual dots that make an image are applied to the media. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.
Clicking the Screen button will launch a dialog box when the Angled Screen dither type is selected. You can adjust frequency, angle and shape for each output channel (CMYK).
Switches on 16 bit rendering. This improves the quality of gradients but does increase the processing time significantly.
|Create DeviceLinks on the Fly||
If checked, the color of the document will be printed with the design (see: The Document Area)
|Print dimensions and labels||
Selects if the labels and dimensions added with dimension/label tools will be printed with the design.
|Print as separations||
Check to print each color plane separately (Cyan, Magena, Yellow, Black, etc.). You can select to print one color channel or all color channels as a separate job.
Use printer spot colors
|Allows you to map the spot color used in the design to specific ink in the printer. If you don't have any ink types beyond Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black on your printer (excluding finishing inks like White, etc.), then it is best to leave this unchecked unless you know what you're doing.|
Labels and Marks
Check Print Marks to print the selected type of mark. Set Color to the ink color that will be used to print the marks. These marks will be disabled if you are printing a job with contour cut marks that require Registration Marks.
Additionally, some of these marks have additional options, allowing you to adjust their size and other paramaters. Click the Options button to see what these are.
The available types of print mark are:
|Crop Marks||Adds crop marks to the output to aid in trimming the printout.|
|Standard marks||Standard marks intended for aligning color separations.|
|Swatch||Color swatches for each color of ink used in the design will be printed around the job.|
|Overlap Marks||Overlap marks will be printed to assist with aligning the prints.|
|Tonal Scale||Color swatches containing blended CMY colors and a gray scale will be printed around the job.|
|Margin||Marks will be printed at the corners of the job indicating its outside margins.|
|Border||A border will be printed around the outside edge of the job. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.|
|Tile Trim Lines
||Indicates the edge of the margin on all sides, allowing for easier trimming|
||Marks will be printed for use with Fotoba trimmers. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.|
Fotoba Horizontal Mark
|Horizontal Marks only for use with Fotoba trimmers will be printed. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.|
|Neolt Cut Mark
||Marks will be printed for use with Neolt trimmers|
A ruler on the side of the print job indicating length. When Ruler is selected, the Options button becomes available.
Indicates the cumulative number of copies at the end of the row. When Ruler is selected, the Options button becomes available.
Print Color Bands
Prints a thin strip of each ink color along the selected edges of the print to show that all print heads are firing.
Clicking this button opens the Driver Options dialog box. This dialogue box is unique to your printer. It allows you to control settings that exist on your printer from Flexi. As such, we do not have information available for each printer. Check with your manufacturer or dealer for information on individual options.