Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tip for Multicolor Runs

A tip I picked up during a discussion with a commercial printer: if you are printing with two inks where the different colors have to overlap, always do the run with the lighter color first so that it is behind the darker color. In general, you should print your lightest ink first, then move towards the darkest ink last. This seems very common sense, but something to remember when actually printing so that you don't end up with a lighter ink showing up on top of a darker area (unless you've designed your piece that way on purpose).

1 comment:

  1. ... and print the first lighter color with an impression that is ever so slightly shallower than the second.


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