Printing Processes

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1. What are the disadvantage of gravure?

  • Image fades over time, not economic for long print runs
  • 'dots' are visible to the naked human eye, expensive set up cost
  • Colour may be inconsistent, little detail
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2. Photo-emulsion is used in commercial screen printing?

  • TRUE

3. What is gravure used for?

  • packaging, cheaper magazines, newspapers
  • t-shirts, posters, plastic or metal signage
  • High quality magazines, stamps, art/photography books
  • documents, handouts and posters

4. What is colour fusion?

  • Dots of colour blend to create a new colour
  • Layers or colour are overlayed- CMYK

5. What are the advantages of photocopying?

  • widely available, can print on both sides of the paper easily
  • Prints on nearly every surface, economic for short hand runs
  • can print on a wide range of papers, fast drying inks
  • widest printing press, consistant colour separation


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