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

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Fix Hairlines

Thin lines can come from CAD artwork or from vector art that’s been greatly reduced in a page layout. While direct-to-plate imaging and newer press controls provide the ability to image and print small details that might have disappeared in transit 20 years ago, a line of extremely thin width can benefit from a little fluffing up to ensure imaging.

The Fix Hairlines tool allows you to increase the weight of stroked lines using a threshold value (Figure 12.26). It also offers options for padding Type 3 fonts (which can contain patterned or gray components) or pattern fills. Note that exercising these options may add more complexity ...

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