Affects Version: 8.2 and upwards

This is the method of calibration recommended if you work with solid fluor colors you want to define with an exact quantity of ink. If you want to use fluorescent inks with gradients or automatically on an image, please refer to How to calibrate with fluorescent inks (integrated with gamut).


1. As always we have to check if the fabric we're using has optic whitener (OBA). If we calibrate with fluorescent inks integrated with the gamut, the UV-cut filter and Zebra ruler are automatically deactivated. In this case, we'll set them up as Spot colors, so we can activate both options if needed.

2. We set the inkset with the fluorescent inks selected as Spot Yellow and Spot Magenta. If we're using other fluor inks like Fluor Cyan (turquoise) or Fluor Green we will just have to set them as Spot Cyan or Spot 1.

3. We set up the ink limit and try and linearise the inks. If we have problems reading the linearisation for the fluorescent inks (quite frequent with fluorescent yellow), it might be advisable to change the ink setup to Fluor Magenta and Fluor Yellow instead for the linearisation (Step 2 and Step 3), and then change them back to Spot Magenta and Spot Yellow to read the profile.

4. We select and print some targets to generate the profile. The recommended for this configuration is a Large target of 1516 colors with a Zebra ruler. 

5. If the fabric we have printed the profile on has whitening agents (OBA) and we haven't activated the UV-cut filter, we'll have to select the RGB profile with fluor inks (OBA) preset; but the most normal option working with spots is the default RGB profile with fluor inks one.

6. After creating the profile, we have to make sure to select Perceptual as the preferred rendering intent and we can Finish the calibration normally.

Configuration of neoStampa 8 and neoStampa9

Before we start working with this calibration, we have to open the Printer scheme manager on this scheme and make sure the PDF/PostScript options are set for Output DeviceN with Ink Limit control.

Next, we will show some examples of the use of fluorescent inks with this inkset.

Configuration of neoStampa Delta

No special configuration is needed to work with neoStampa Delta, just take into account that you need to load the YM* version of the Inedit Device Color Library.

Use of spot fluorescent inks

Let’s see some examples of how to set up files to print with fluorescent inks with this setup. We can work with most designers programs (Adobe, Corel, etc.), but the most usual are:

  • Adobe Illustrator. We have to create a new color swatch and edit it by double-clicking on it, naming it, and changing the Type into Spot Color. We fill up the desired object/s and we save the design as a .AI or .PDF file.
  • Adobe Photoshop. We have to create a new channel by right-clicking on the options icon of the Channel window and selecting New spot color channel.
    We select a color for the channel and we name it. We save the file as a Photoshop PDF file.

  • Other programs (Corel, InDesign, etc.) work similarly and we just have to save them as PDFs with spot colors.

On neoStampa, we open the file and a window will pop up and the list of colors we can use will appear as Spot Colors.

Once loaded, we select the file and go to the Color Replacement section of the Control Center and double-click on the color name to open the Special color configuration window, where we can set up the ink percentages we want for this color. If we want to save this color substitution for future use, we just have to check the Add this configuration into the spot colors replacement file box and add it into the active substitution table you have set up on this scheme.

Please check our Inedit Fluor Library if you want to use our own selected collection of colors.