06-22-2017 08:25 AM
This is my first post. We have a Latex 310. Lately we have had some color issues. Golden yellows print bright yellow. Dark green prints more kelly green and skin tones are very yellow. I just went through all kinds of adjustment on the Flexi RIP software and nothing improved the color. I ran new calibrations and print head alignments. Everything looks good there. I've run out of ideas of how to fix this without havng to try to adjust everything in Photoshop which isn't very practical.
I'd appreciate any suggestions.
06-22-2017 11:24 AM
It sounds like it could be a possible magenta/light magenta issue.. or just a print head/ink supply issue in general. Did you run the printhead test plot yet? Was everything fine, then just start producing this issue recently? Have you done any maintenance, or hardware changes recenty? Did you update firmware?
I'm uploading a pdf that has a decent amount of info that should hopefully help. Also, try using a different profile in the substrate library that's comparable to yours. Sometimes the media profiles get a little wonky, and you have to create a new one. If you're still having major issues, I'd recommend having a service tech come out.
06-22-2017 11:54 AM
Thank you for the PDF file.
Ink supplies are good. Print heads were all replaced 4 months ago. Have not done any maintenance or other changes recently. Firmware is up to date. The color issues have been happening for at least 6 months, but I could adjust solid colors. Photographic skin tones are a different story...
06-23-2017 02:57 AM
Since this is an issue of colour accuracy (wrong colours) rather than colour consistency (changing colours), I would suspect that the problem is something related to the RIP rather than something in the printer.
- No ICC profile in the RIP
- Wrong ICC profile
- Something strange in the input file (incorrect source profile)
- Incorrect rendering intent.
If you are using a certified substrate, I would suggest you to download the preset for that substrate and then update the medias in the RIP, or, failing that, use the closest generic preset.
Also check the settings in the RIP with respect to source profile and rendering intent. Safest thing would be to tell the RIP to honour the source profiles in the input files and to use “Perceptual” as the rendering intent (this should be the default behaviour). In the case that the input files do not have source profiles embedded, check that the RIP has sensible defaults (e.g sRGB (IEC 61966-2.1) for RGB files).
I hope it helps
06-27-2017 09:13 AM
Whenever i read responses like this from HP it's very frustrating. HP knows good and well all their 300 level latex machines have color consistancy issues. that has nothing to do with what you listed. All your firmwares have done nothing to fix this.
I have been having similar issues with printing my grays. It seems like I am getting too much Magenta. My PDF file is set to 70% black but for some reason i'm getting a lot of magenta in my print. See my attached photo to see the discrepancy.
The bottom board was run on a different machine and has the correct gray. The top board was run on the HP Latex 310. I am running a media that is HP latex certified.
Now they want me to pay out of pocket for an issue it’s had since new. Hate HP don’t know why I talk myself into this headache when I hated there PC’s forever.
I am sorry to read this post about your printer and that HP Support were not able to help you and solve the issue.
In order to give you a better experience I will contact you privately. I am sure we can work something out