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

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Attending a Press Check

Not all jobs warrant a press check. If all the intermediate proofs have been satisfactory, and the job doesn’t involve exotic stock or ink effects, there’s no need for the printer to invite a customer to sign off on a live press run. However, there are numerous reasons for holding a press check: There may be concerns about printing on challenging stock, or there may be the need to ensure the successful outcome of a high-profile job such as an annual report. Don’t be intimidated by the atmosphere of a press check. The roar and bustle of a pressroom can be overwhelming, but just take a deep breath—a good whiff of all those solvents may have a calming effect.

Note that since printing plants often run around the clock, a press ...

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