affected versions: nS 8, 9 and Delta

Print variations in Print Server is an optional and licence based option. It allows to modify the channel range in the inks of the machine to match manually to prior printed jobs and be able to repeat older print color results. If your licence supports variations it becomes active in Job settings when a job is loaded.

Create variations

Select the loaded job in the queue and click on Variations… button. It opens a new dialog to make the new modifications on the ink selection and channel range. Job and Scheme indicate the selected job in name and scheme. This is informative only and cannot be modified. 

The field Size becomes active when using rapport jobs only. Here the part of the beginning of the print can be adjusted to apply the variation in the full print width before to apply in the full rapport job.

To make the several modifications on the channel range, select the channel color and check the box to enable the Range and Steps field. With Range Up you can increase the range of selected channel, with Range down reduce the range. In Steps you can enter the range of modification.

Practical example

Taking the channel Yellow and range up to 10% with 2 steps. The steps will divide 10% range in 2 (steps) and give two variation option. The total of variations are 3, which is summarised of 2 variations and all (default zero range).

Multiple channel combinations are supported. Click OK to create the variations.

Load variation

Back in Print Server window, the selected job will be duplicated and is ready to apply the created variations. The first loaded job remains in the queue. From Variation list you can select one of the 2 created variation, as a result of 10% and 2 steps. First step is 5% and second step is 10%.

Next the list, the button with three dots, you can view the LUT curve of each variation.

After variation is loaded, in the queue column Variation you can identify the type name of the selected variation and start the print of the job.