Odd behaviour of Roland Versaworks RIP Software
A couple of days ago I printed a large mural for an exhibition, 4m x 2.5m. I put it in versaworks, and tiled it into four drops of a meter each. The whole thing was printed as a single print, so the rip was all done at once.
Anyhow. Installed it yesterday. Stepped back to have a look.
The second two drops of the print are lighter than the first half.
I mean really noticeably lighter. The picture is half sky, and so it really stands out. And the vegetation at the bottom is much lighter also.
Why could this happen? It was all printed off the same roll of vinyl (digitac promo vinyl, which usually prints really well)
The first two drops are exactly matching, and the second two drops are exactly matching. But there is a very definite lighter tone from one side to the other.
And there is no gradation between one half and the other. Just the second two tiles are all over lighter than the first two.
And it is not as if there is anything wrong with either side. I would have been happy with either setting, both look good – on their own.
But obviously one next to the other looks terrible.
There is really no way I could have inadvertently changed anything half way through, as it was all in the same rip. I dont think its possible to change the settings half way through the same rip, even if I wanted to.
The printer didnt stop, I didnt change the ink cartridges. Really, Nothing changed.
Has anyone encountered anything like this before?
Makes no sense.
And now I have to do it again.