Re: Press (printing) Options
Spot printing becomes an economical option in offset printing because there are two-color presses (black plus one spot color), three-color presses (black plus two spot colors) and so on, which are more expensive to buy and run than single-ink presses, but much less expensive than full-color presses that must do four, six, or more colors in a single pass.
Kevin (Dad was a printer ... person, not device :-)
Also it's sometimes economical to put spot color on certain
selected pages. The imposition (arrangement of how the
pages are layed out on the printing plates in the press)
can, for instance, allow a color on just pages 1, 8, 9, 16,
17, 24, 25 and 32 to be somewhat cheaper than putting the same
color on all pages. That set of numbers is only an example.
The actual imposition for a particular press run depends on
the number of pages, the particular press and folding equipment,
and maybe on the whim or policies of the printing company.
Peter (Dad was a newspaperman. Great-grandad was also.)
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