Increase color saturation
You can increase color saturation by forcing Command WorkStation to clean process and secondary colors of impurities.
Color impurities can be introduced during the conversion from the RGB to the CMYK color space when the printer tries to reproduce color as defined by the simulation (reference) profile. For example, 100% yellow is sometimes defined with a greenish tint. To achieve this tint, cyan ink is added to yellow ink. You can achieve a more saturated yellow by making Command WorkStation ignore the percentage of impure color and use pure yellow ink instead.
This setting can be applied most successfully to banners and posters. It ensures that jobs are printed in vivid and saturated colors, without affecting critical color areas such as grays, skin tones and spot colors.
Do one of the following:
In Server Manager: On the sidebar, click Printers, and select a printer. In the printer's tree view, select a workflow. On the Color tab, expand the Color Management panel. In panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
In Job Editor: On the Color tab, expand the Color Management panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
- Click Advanced Settings.
- Under Color optimization,
select one of the following:
Cleans process colors (excluding black) and secondary colors of impurities.
Clean colors and black text as inkjet black/
Clean colors + black text and images as inkjet black
Cleans process colors (including black) and secondary colors of impurities.
These settings are a combination of Clean colors and Black as inkjet black.
- Under Threshold, select Automatic cleaning or Manual cleaning (%).
In automatic cleaning mode, Command WorkStation provides optimal values for the selected printer, media and profiles. In manual cleaning mode, you can define the percentage at which Command WorkStation removes impure color. Automatic cleaning is recommended.
- Click OK.
- Click Save.
- Under Presets, click Save to create a preset of the current settings (optional).