• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 13. Printing > Color Separations

Color Separations

I come now to the last area of the Print dialog box, which as a subject deserves a whole section of the book to itself: color separation. The concept behind color separation is simple, and QuarkXPress does a pretty good job of making the practice just as easy, but the truth is that this is a very complicated matter which, in the space of this book, I can only touch on briefly.

The Basics of Color Separation

A printing press can only print one color at a time. Even five- and six-color presses really only print one color at a time, attempting to give the ink a chance to dry between coats. As I discussed in Chapter 12, Color, those colors are almost always process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), or they may be spot colors, such as Pantone inks.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint