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. What is indirect printing?

  • When one cylinder transfers ink to another cylinder and that cylinder transfers the ink to the paper.
  • The image is transferred to the paper by the roll directly.

3. What is gravure used for?

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

4. What is stage 1 in photocopying?

  • Charging
  • Exposure
  • Heating
  • Cleaning

5. What is CTP?

  • Computer-to-plate
  • Colour-to-plate
  • Computer-to-press
  • Computer-to-Printer


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