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8 Chapter 2 Getting Ready Chapter 2 Getting Ready 2 1 Preparing VersaWorks Starting VersaWorks Start VersaWorks on the computer you re using Procedure From the Start menu click All programs or Programs Roland Versa Works Roland VersaWorks Main window appears
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Roland DG Corp assumes no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may occur with respect to. any article made using this product,Contents 1,Chapter 1 Getting Started 3. 1 1 What This Document Assumes and Related Manuals 4. What This Document Assumes 4,Related Manuals 4,1 2 White Ink Features and Printing Methods 5. Features of White Ink 5,Methods of Printing Using White Ink 5. 1 3 Gloss Ink Features and Printing Methods 6,Features of Gloss Ink 6. Methods of Printing Using Gloss Ink 6,Chapter 2 Getting Ready 7. 2 1 Preparing VersaWorks 8,Starting VersaWorks 8,Creating a Folder for Saving PS Files 8. 2 2 Preparing Printing Data 9,Basic Approach for Creating Printing Data 9. Creating Data for Printing 9,2 3 Printer Preparations 15. Making the Printer Settings and Loading Media 15,Chapter 3 Printing 17. 3 1 Printing Using White or CMYK Color Inks 18, Printing White and CMYK Color Inks in a Single Pass 18. Printing Using Only White Ink 22,Printing Using Only CMYK Inks 23. 3 2 Printing Using Gloss Ink 24, Gloss finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss 24. Matte finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss 26. Matte finish Printing Single pass Printing Using Gloss and CMYK Color Inks 28. Embossed finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss 29. Printing Using Only Gloss Ink 32,Chapter 4 Advanced 35. 4 1 More Advanced Printing Settings 36, Making Advanced Settings for Each Individual Job 36. White or CMYK Colors Gloss When You Want Keep Changes in Settings to a. Minimum 37, VersaWorks Online More Advanced Printing Settings 41. 4 2 Creating Decals Cutting after Printing 42,Overview of Decal Creation 42. Creating Decals Through Printing Using CMYK Color Inks or White Ink 42. Creating Decals Through Printing Using Gloss Ink 42. 4 3 Composing Printing Data 43, Composing Printing Data Containing Only CMYK Colors or Containing. Only White or Gloss 43, This document is the user s manual for VersaUV series Also most of the figures in this document depict LEC. Copyright and property of this Software and this manual belong to Roland DG Corp No part of this. publication may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any from or by any. means electronic mechanical photocopy recording or otherwise without the prior written permis. sion of the publisher, VersaWorks is a registered trademark of Roland DG Corp. Windows is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States. and or other countries, Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Inc, Adobe the Adobe logo PostScript PostScript 3 and Illustrator are either registered trademarks. or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and or other countries 2007. Adobe Systems Incorporated All rights reserved, Other company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respec. tive holders, Copyright 2009 Roland DG Corporation http www rolanddg com. Getting Started, 1 1 What This Document Assumes and Related Manuals. What This Document Assumes, Before performing any operations described in this guide make sure that all the following preparations. are complete,Assembling and installing VersaUV series printers. Installing VersaWorks on your computer and connecting the computer to the VersaUV series via a. Related Manuals, Read the following documentation for information about setting up the VersaUV series printer and Versa. 1 Setup Guide, This manual covers details about how to use the VersaUV series including how to set up the printer and. where to locate the printer etc Be sure to read this manual. 2 User s Manual, This manual describes operation methods in detail After you ve read the VersaUV series Setup Guide be. sure to read this manual,3 VersaWorks Quick Start Guide. This manual explains basic operations of VersaWorks including how to set up the program Be sure to read. Chapter 1 of this manual and make necessary setups on your computer It is also recommended to read. Chapter 2 of this manual and become familiar with how to use this program. 4 Chapter 1 Getting Started,1 2 White Ink Features and Printing Methods. Features of White Ink, The exclusive white ink that this printer uses achieves high density and concealment and is capable of. providing attractive results when white and CMYK colors are overprinted This ink is suited to printing on. transparent media and can be used it to create items for shop interiors and displays PET bottles and other. packages decals and more,Methods of Printing Using White Ink. Printing using white and CMYK ink, When you re printing using white and CMYK color inks this printer runs the areas that use the white ink and. the CMYK color inks simultaneously in a single pass so stable highly intricate printing having no misalign. ment due to feed is possible When you re printing using transparent media you can create results intended. to be viewed from the back the side opposite the printed surface by reversing the image and changing. the sequence in which white and CMYK colors are printed. P 18 Printing White and CMYYK ink in a Single Pass. Printing White Only or CMYK Colors Only, You can also perform printing using only white ink or only CMYK color inks. To display the side opposite the printed surface you can take such action as printing a mirror image of the. P 22 Printing Using Only White Ink and p 23 Printing Using Only CMYK Inks. Chapter 1 Getting Started 5,1 3 Gloss Ink Features and Printing Methods. Features of Gloss Ink, The exclusive Gloss ink that this printer uses is colorless and transparent and can impart a glossy feel to the. printed item as well as enhancing weatherability and robustness Also depending on the printing settings. you can even deliberately eliminate glossiness and produce a matte finish or perform fill overprinting using. gloss ink to raise the printed surface and create an embossed finish. Glossiness weatherability and robustness may vary depending on the media used the environment. and other printing conditions,Methods of Printing Using Gloss Ink. Gloss finish Printing, This printing method imparts a glossy finish to the printed item When you re overprinting an item already. printed using white or CMYK color inks you pull back the printed item and perform one pass of fill over. printing with gloss ink Printing using only gloss ink is also possible Forming a coating of gloss ink imparts. a glossy finish and can also achieve high weatherability and robustness. P 24 Gloss finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss and p 32 Printing Using Only Gloss Ink. Matte finish Printing, This printing method eliminates glossiness and produces a restful matte finish When you re overprinting. an item already printed using white or CMYK color inks you pull back the printed item and perform one. pass of fill overprinting with gloss ink Printing using only gloss ink is also possible Single pass printing. using CMYK and gloss inks is also possible This perform fill overprinting of white and CMYK colors with. gloss ink which makes it possible to produce results where glossiness is suppressed while weatherability. and robustness are enhanced, Single pass printing of white ink and gloss ink is not possible. P 26 Matte finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss p 28 Matte finish Printing Single pass Printing. Using Gloss and CMYK Color Inks and p 32 Printing Using Only Gloss Ink. Embossed finish Printing, This printing method can produce items that have a three dimensional feel by performing fill overprinting. of the item using gloss ink You determine the height to which the printed surface is raised by setting the. number of fill overprint passes in VersaWorks After performing fill overprinting by this specified number of. passes the item is overprinted one last time using gloss ink to produce a gloss finish When you re overprint. ing an item already printed using white or CMYK color inks you pull back the printed item and perform fill. overprinting with gloss ink Printing using only gloss ink is also possible. P 29 Embossed finish Printing White or CMYK Colors Gloss and p 32 Printing Using Only Gloss Ink. 6 Chapter 1 Getting Started,Getting Ready,2 1 Preparing VersaWorks. Starting VersaWorks,Start VersaWorks on the computer you re using. From the Start menu click All programs or Programs Roland Versa. Works Roland VersaWorks,Main window appears,Check to make sure that Model. or Nickname of Your Printer is,displayed on the upper left of the. main screen and that Status is,set to Ready to Print. Creating a Folder for Saving PS Files, Before you actually print an image you draw using application software such as Adobe Illustrator it is. necessary to save the image as a PS file s And then you can print the image by loading the PS file s. on VersaWorks Because of this you should create a folder for saving PS files in advance It is recom. mended to locate the folder in the root directory on your computer s local disk. Open Computer or My Computer and then open Local Disk C. On the Organize menu click,New Folder Or on the File. menu click New and then click,Enter the name for the folder and. then press the Enter key,Here you name white gloss print for. 8 Chapter 2 Getting Ready,2 2 Preparing Printing Data. Basic Approach for Creating Printing Data,When you want to print using white ink. Apply the spot color named RDG WHITE to the areas you want to print using white ink. When you want to print using gloss ink, Apply the spot color named RDG GLOSS to the areas you want to print using gloss ink. Creating Data for Printing, Create the data for printing using white ink and gloss ink. The program used to create the printing data is Adobe Illustrator CS3 For detailed information on. drawing methods and how to work with palettes refer to the documentation or online help for Adobe. Illustrator CS3 If you re using another version of Adobe Illustrator operations may be somewhat dif. ferent from those explained here,1 Open the exclusive swatch library. At the swatch palette menu select Open Swatch Library then Other Library. The Select a Library to open window appears, The swatch palette is displayed by going to the menu and selecting Window then. Chapter 2 Getting Ready 9,2 2 Preparing Printing Data. Open folder in the order of Computer or My Computer Local Disk. C Program Files Roland VersaWorks Swatch Illustrator then. select Roland VersaWorks ai, Depending on the settings of your computer the extension ai might not be shown. Click Open, The swatch library containing RDG WHITE and RDG GLOSS is displayed. Note By saving the Roland VersaWorks ai file into the folder below you can register each. swatch library to the Adobe Illustrator s library, C Program Files Adobe Adobe Illustrator CS3 Preset Swatch. C is the name of your computer s local disk,10 Chapter 2 Getting Ready. 2 2 Preparing Printing Data, 2 Create the illustration and specify the spot color that matches the color you want to print. Create the illustration, Note Be sure to draw the illustration in the CMYK mode. Specify each spot color that matches the color you want to print. Desired ink or color Spot color name,White ink RDG WHITE. Gloss ink RDG GLOSS,Specify RDG GLOSS for the areas. where you want to use gloss ink,Specify RDG WHITE for the areas. where you want to use white ink,Chapter 2 Getting Ready 11. 2 2 Preparing Printing Data,3 Create the PS PostScript file. Select Print from the,Select Roland VW,Click Setup. Click Continue,12 Chapter 2 Getting Ready,2 2 Preparing Printing Data. Turn on the Print to file option,Click Preferences. Click Advanced in the Layout,For Windows 2000 In the Print. dialog box the window at the very top,of this page go to the Layout tab. and click Advanced,Click the down arrow to the right. of the Paper Size box and then click,PostScript Custom Page Size from. the list that appears,For Custom Page Size Dimen,sions enter the values in the Width. and Height fields,Enter values for the same size as the illustra. tion you created in step 2,Chapter 2 Getting Ready 13.