Re: The Color of Green?
it is perhaps possible they scanned as RGB andYes, this is my guess as well – I also think Dan has it it right in the
head below –
The files are obviously untagged whenSteve writes:
Do these images have the legacy profile tagged and you are justThey mostly have this mystery "SWOP (coated) 20%" tag though some have
no tag which suggests to me, as Dan says above, that they were probably
Drum scans into CMYK and originally didn't have any embedded profile.
The wrong profile ended up there after spot knocking, the files that
didn't need any dust removal didn't receive the bogus profile. Come to
think of it, the printed press proofs supplied as patch color look a
bit better than the screen previews through the profile supplied – that
makes sense as these files are destined for a sheetfed press not a web
Again Steve writes:
What seems a safe TIL and K to you, since you know the stock and canThis is kinda what I was thinking. and as Dan writes:
But in any case, I would be more conservative, because if youSo...
The more important shadow detail is to the picture, the more you add KLOL, Dan, I was hoping I wouldn't need a calculator for number
suggestions – can that last bit be expressed in a simple ratio? I was
thinking something like 1.5:1, Y:C or can I let Y go higher?
To increase the saturation of greens in a CMYK file, try ChannelThat's exactly what I was looking for!!! I'm used to doing this in RGB
with +G and -B. It works like a charm in CMYK! Excellent!
And finally, Dan writes again:
As drum scans, these have presumably been sharpened already. However,They have been sharpened – some more than others and some even too
much! I'l give your suggestion a try on the less aggressively sharpened
ones though I'm inclined to leave well enough alone on this.
Thanks so much for this advice! I have one more question for you all.
SHould I leave the profile that is embedded with these files (since
that's the way they come) or would it be safer, since this is probably
not a real profile, that I just return the finished files "untagged"?
Please bear in mind that this IS NOT an opportunity to educate a
printer on the benefits of proper profiling.
I'm just wondering if I should leave the existing profile on the theory
that it may be there for a reason even though the profile is "named"
SWOP (coated) 20% , we are printing sheetfed and the actual numbers in
the file suggest that they are prepared with the higher TIL of the
sheetfed press in mind.