colour separation

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colour separation

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color separation

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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the division of a coloured original into cyan, magenta, yellow, and black so that plates may be made for print reproduction. Separation may be achieved by electronic scanning or by photographic techniques using filters to isolate each colour
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FFP worked closely with repro supplier Itarus to ensure that the colour separations accurately preserved the Whitworths brand identity.
The artwork, designed by iC Holographic, was converted by Munday's DI-HO (Digital Input, Holographic Output) system using an Amiga computer, then displayed frame-by-frame in three colour separations on the screen.
These were the days of expensive colour separations done on film (now a thing of the past in our digital days) and colour printing.