Rotogravure (Roto or Gravure for short) is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. In gravure printing, the image is engraved onto a cylinder because, like offset printing and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press. Once a staple of newspaper photo features, the rotogravure process is still used for commercial printing of magazines, postcards, and corrugated (cardboard) product packaging. Ideally suited for […]
In four colour printing, images are all made up of halftone dots – one for each of the colours (CMYK). It occurs when 3 or more are all overlaid at angles to create what you can see close up, as a moire pattern, or rosette. Below you can see this represented by Wikipedia with multiple […]
We had some queries on proofing this week and as such I thought I’d clarify the different types of proof out there and the impact they have on cost or your job.
If you’ve ever seen an imposed sheet or a file ready for printing – you will have noticed a few marks in the white space around it. These marks are generally used on the larger sheet that we print on – not on individual files (apart from trim marks). So.. what do they all mean?
Once respected as guardians of the written word, printers today have little or no responsibility for content proofing, but pride in print remains
A while back I can remember a story of a customer who had designed their printed item (lets call it a leaflet for the benefit of this piece). The customer wanted to produce the piece themselves at home and send over a print ready file to their printer. A couple of days later the printer […]
Or Press Passing as it’s known. It’s the method of checking a job while it’s being printed. We do this to ensure tight control to the job in hand – usually only done for large runs or brand specific/complicated pieces, either ourselves or the customer would check the following things.
So you’ve placed your job with a printer, you’ve given them your file and you’re ready for the next step – you’ll most likely want to get a proof sorted for your artwork – so you are sure what you’re having printed is exactly the way you want it
So just a quick post today on what the term Registration means in the world of print – loads of funny markings on a sheet .
This one always seems to have the last thought when producing print. It’s most likely down to the computers we work on as to why it’s sometimes forgetton. Resolution is a very important part of printing and without a hi res image or text sometimes your item will look pixelated or fuzzy.Resolution is usually measured […]