Re: Illustrations to be printed; was: Re: Viso/Office guru?

Subject: Re: Illustrations to be printed; was: Re: Viso/Office guru?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 07:37:32 -0700

Our manual figures are about 70% line art, 40% photos. We're not a software
company, and there are few, if any, screencaps.

We print our color covers at 400lpi offset because at the volumes we produce the
setup charges for offset dwarf the actual run charges no matter what quality we
spec, so why the hell not?

I have various other color items, such as laminated instruction cards, printed
digitally, but so far the best digital I've tried still doesn't do it for an
8.5x11 cover.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
> As you know, the DocuTech is a very large laser printer. When you say
> the color covers are printed at "400 lpi" that would seem to indicate
> they are being offset printed and inserted into the page stream for
> binding. If so, 400 lpi would be far higher than you probably need.
> Even 300 lpi offset color would be far higher than most book covers
> use. If your cover contains photographs with a high degree of contrast
> between light and dark areas, I suppose that might be one reason to go
> that route--but it would be overkill for most such covers.

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