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A&E SEPTEMBER 2016 • a-e-mag.com 41 will not be dark enough when you try to print regular colors such as a deep red. Instead, you would end up with a very orange red. To run the fluorescent colors correctly, you need a printer with at least six color channels. Further, you will need to print with a RIP program so that you can control your regular colors as well as your fluorescent colors. Sawgrass has a new printer available that fits the bill. It is the Virtuoso VJ628. This printer can be run in a dual four- color mode or eight-color mode for reg- ular sublimation ink, and it can be set up with six regular sublimation colors along with the two fluorescent colors. Along with the printer, you need the RIP program (RIP stands for Raster Image Processing). A RIP program is like a printer driver, but is a much more powerful printing tool. Two such RIP pro- grams that are commonly used in the sub- limation world are Wasatch and Ergosoft. To create fluorescent colors, you use the RIP program to mix your available printer colors by individually control- ling those color channels. For instance, to create a straight fluorescent yellow or pink, you would tell the printer to print those areas of the vector image with Sublimation A Vapor shirt with fluorescent highlights. LET US DO THE ETCHING FOR YOU! NO SET-UP CHARGES! www.crystalblanc.com • service@crystalblanc.com • art@crystalblanc.com 225 Gap Way • Erlanger, KY 41018 • 888.283.0019 • fax: 800.806.4808 The engraver's choice for imaginative crystal

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