Correcting the Size of Special Color Plates

This section explains how to correct the size of an image printed using spot color ink. Depending on the printer, this function may not be displayed.

  1. Click for the queue folder that you want to use.

    The Queue Properties window appears.
  2. Click .
  3. Use Mode under Quality Settings to select the mode including the spot color.
  4. Click .
  5. Use the Special Color list under Special Color Plate Correction to select the spot color ink to correct.
  6. Click Test Print under Size Correction.
    The Test Print dialog box appears.
  7. Select the Pattern Settings.
    • Simple
      • Select this to make rough corrections.
    • Details
      • Select this to make detailed adjustments.
  8. Click OK.
    A test pattern is printed.

    Size correction value and printing position

  9. Enter the Size correction value.
    Select the value on the printed test pattern that makes the misalignment between A (the black line) and B (the spot color line) the smallest. Enter the Size Correction value written on the test pattern.

    A Black line (reference line)

    B Spot color line

    C Correction value

    Tip: The test pattern correction values differ for each piece of data. Set the correction values for each piece of data.
  10. Click OK.
    Tip: These settings can be customized per job using the Job Settings window.