Interesting question & reply on CorelDRAW.com printing CMYK, what´s your thoughts?
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Quote: “The key in CMYK printing is the paper” and the ICC profile “
One of the things I found important to bring up in my written tutorial/article for COREL the CorelDRAW X5 Guidebook ”Insights from the Experts”, was – ”insight”. What we in sweden call ”Från ax till limpa”, from ”farm to the table”. It´s so important for anyone new to things and who like to start a career or buisness to get the the really hands on experienced tips & tricks.
And for many CMYK & ICC colour profiles is simply just a terminologhy, and nothing hands on as they never visit a print shop. And hence loose out on important knowledge.
This morning I whent online on www.coreldraw.com, and there was a humble and ordinary but important question. And equally important answer. The question was why his CMYK print came out less good and what Colour settings for CMYK he should use. And he mentioned he used JPEG & EPS. Ariel Garaza Diaz ( Twitter)came to the rescue like so many times before. Ariel with the experience of an experienced printer guy (with experience working in both europe & south america) simply said: ”Dont ever use JPEG or EPS to print CMYK. Instead use CorelDRAW file format CDR or PDF. (CDR because the user is using CorelDRAW).
And Ariel then gave more important information for anyone who his new to printing CMYK, and that ”hands on” in the print shop, those who are not in a print shop useally know about.
Ariel said ”The key in CMYK printing is the paper” and the ICC profile ”…use.. color profiles, … according to the paper”. ”ie for Coated paper use Fogra39 or ISO Coated v.2. For cardboard use ISO Coated v2 300%. For common paper use Fogra27 or ISO Uncoated Yellowish.”
But like Ariel also importantly states ”there is no universial color profile, regardless of program version or which program to use, be it from Corel or Adobe or Quark.
And then of course, to get a good print you dont only need a great machine, paper and so forth, you need a great printer staff.LIke Ariel 🙂
What is your take on this?
Any advice to share?
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Ps 1 Here is Ariel´s gallery on Coreldraw.com
Ps 2. I highly recomend reading the Literature from Corel you find in the X5 or X6 Guidebook, printed and bound book, and in the Program via the Welcome screen or ”Start/Program/ CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6/Documentation. And the great book on prpinting and colors by David Milisock http://www.graphictechnology.com/
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