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Common Color Separation Issues | Printing

One of the most common mistakes that causes a great deal of headaches are color separation issues. Many designers and printers run into images that haven't been converted from RGB to CMYK. Computer monitors emit RGB colors to create all of the images that you see on a monitor, while printing uses CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) which act as a filter for light that is absorbed or reflected creating all of the colors that we see.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

What Is Perforation?

Perforation makes tiny cuts into the paper so that sections of it can be torn off or made easier to fold. They are classified according to bursting strength or teeth per inch (TPI). What the perforated piece is being used for will determine what kind of perforation is needed.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

What Is RIP ?

Raster Image Process takes the fonts, graphics, etc. that are contained within your digital file and tells the printer how it's supposed to be rendered as a series of pixels. RIP is used with everything from your home printer to large scale imagesetters.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Tips For Checking Your Proof | Printing

Not taking the time to thoroughly check every detail of your proof can creates headaches and cost you money. Most printers will look over your files but they're only human and wont always catch everything. That's why it's important to know what to look for when you get your proof back.Here are a few tips to help you check your proofs: Spell check all of your text Are all of the lines, shapes, graphics etc. where they should be? Is the spacing correct between the text and pictures? If your jobs has page numbers make sure they are in order? Have another set of eyes check your proof also Print your proof and check it.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

What Is A Proof ?

A proof is a copy of the final file that is sent to you before your job is printed to ensure that all of your text, graphics, and colors are going to come out the way you expect them too. There are a couple of different proofs that you can get:

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 23rd, 2011