Fiery XF 7.1

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Set up dynamic smoothing

You can smooth the gradations of low-contrast areas and light areas.

Dynamic smoothing achieves the best results in the following situations:

  • Low-contrast areas of raster image files that are printed with visible artifacts due to image compression and bit-depth limitations of the RIPing process.

  • Light areas that show a pronounced visual effect between 0% (media white) and 1% of ink coverage.

You can apply dynamic smoothing to:

  • All PDF and PS files

  • All supported color modes

  • All process colors, and all named spot colors

  • All jobs processed with the Adobe PDF print engine (APPE) or Adobe PostScript 3 print engine (CPSI)

Be aware that dynamic smoothing requires additional processing time.

You can apply dynamic smoothing on top of FAST RIP. An internal algorithm assesses whether dynamic smoothing can improve upon the smoothing result already achieved by FAST RIP. FAST RIP corrects the gradations of vector data defined in the graphics program if they are printed with undesirable line edge artifacts. Such artifacts can occur because of bit-depth limitations of the RIPing process.

  1. Set the RIP resolution to High quality (see Increase the RIP resolution).
  2. 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 Printer tab, expand the Print Settings panel. Click Advanced Settings.

    • In Job Editor: On the Printer tab, expand the Print Settings panel. Click Advanced Settings.

  3. Under Simulate final run characteristics, reduce the amount of noise to 0%.

    This setting removes graininess from fine contours and fonts.

  4. Under Dynamic smoothing, select Smooth out gradations and compression artifacts.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save.