1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2014 1:38 AM by Mylenium

    Simulated gold metallic ink with CMYK?

    kcrossley Level 1

      I'm designing a 16-pg brochure on coated paper and I'm trying to simulate a foil stamped title, logo, and text on a photo of a leather book cover. I'm using a technique I found here: Creating Gold Foil Text in Photoshop - YouTube


      The problem is while the simulated gold looks great on my monitor, I can't get it to look good on my Epson WF-7520 proofing printer. Since I rely on my proofing printer to approximate the results I'll get on press, this is making me a little nervous. Do you think printing a simulated gold on my Epson inkjet printer is a limitation of that device or am I doing something wrong? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Simulated gold metallic ink with CMYK?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Is it properly calibrated? If not, none of it matters. And well, your printer is by no measure a "proofing printer" in the professional sense to begin with, so such effects that heavily rely on a specific color/ ink balance may never print right if you can't control those aspects of the process en detail.