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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 24. Commercial Printing and Trapping Issues

Terms and Concepts

Commercial printing is a combination of art and science. Generally, just four inks are used to create the entire range of colors needed to reproduce photographic images. Additional colors, called spot colors, can be added, but the bulk of the work is done with just four inks. Knowing how and where to put the ink to correctly re-create an illustration or image requires a substantial level of expertise. General knowledge of principles of printing must be supplemented with specific knowledge of the individual printing presses ...

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