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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Not just any paper, mind - Designed by Apple in California (the name of the book, and also the company's trademark tagline that appears somewhere on all its devices) is printed on "specially milled, custom-dyed paper with gilded matte silver edges, using eight colour separations and low-ghost ink," and is bound in linen.
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.
Now, I'm not going to harp on about the good old days and how delivering colour separations by hand at midnight made me feel warm and fuzzy, because it didn't.This new high-speed, 24-hour delivery system we live in is a marvellous place and will continue to get better as long as it's popu- lated by knowledgeable souls who still get what really needs to be done.With our new processes we can only become more efficient, deliver better and more timely work for clients, incur fewer overheads and therefore still make a healthy profit.
These were the days of expensive colour separations done on film (now a thing of the past in our digital days) and colour printing.
The business was expanded in 2002 to provide a digital print process, after starting out providing colour separations.
This is particularly true for those of us who use the application for printing and producing colour separations from, say, GRB photography and having to correct the hues, contrast and brightness for different applications.