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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Digital Printing Issues

Although offset printing benefits from at least 100 years of refinement, digital printing is a relatively recent undertaking. Digital printing solves some problems, such as the need for short runs. But it introduces new challenges, such as the behavior of toner on paper and paper size limitations. Large areas of uniform color can sometimes be problematic on toner-based systems. For example, a brochure cover that is printed with a full-bleed build of C100-Y80 will look mottled compared to the same piece printed on a conventional offset press. For now, it’s just one of those things that you have to anticipate. Design around the limitation by using a collage of images or smaller areas of color in which any mottling will ...

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