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4 Color Black/Grey--Offset Printing

Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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Hi everyone,

 

I've always wondered why printers are so adament about black/grey text being only comprised of K. I mean I completely understand the reasoning behind it (registration) but do the same perils not apply to colored text? For example, green text. 

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Community Expert , Dec 05, 2019 Dec 05, 2019

Seems very obvious to me. Why introduce unnecessary problems and make the text more difficult to read? It's one thing with a large headline, quite another with small volume text.

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Dec 05, 2019 Dec 05, 2019

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Seems very obvious to me. Why introduce unnecessary problems and make the text more difficult to read? It's one thing with a large headline, quite another with small volume text.

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2019 Dec 06, 2019

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Thanks for the reply, yeah it did for me too but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something. I've never had a printer have any concerns about colored text.

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Dec 08, 2019 Dec 08, 2019

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How many coloured texts, specially body copy text, do you find in magazines and newspapers? Not many.Why? Because they are already difficult to read. Difficult as in "more difficult than clean pristine black ink only".

 

If anybody prints long blocks of tiny coloured texts well... legibility is not the aim. And this does beyond "registration" issues.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 06, 2019 Dec 06, 2019

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Hi

 

I think it's sensible to use a single printing plate for text where possible, and, yes, coloured text can suffer mis-registration. As can text out of black.

Best to let the printers do what they know works from experience in most cases. 

 

I hope this helps

if so, please "like" my reply

thanks

neil barstow, colourmanagement.net

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