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Color Management & Quality Output by Tom Ashe

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Seventeen

CMYK OUTPUT: PRINTING PRESSES & SHORT RUN PHOTO BOOKS

 

 

 

In the last chapter we started to discuss the importance of communication and how to prepare files for output to service providers. In this chapter we will continue that discussion by looking at preparing CMYK files for going to printing press. We will also look at printing books and other materials using short run digital (electrophotographic) printing presses.

When work goes to a printing press for output in advertisements, packaging, books, postcards, newspapers, or magazines, at some point your RGB image(s) will need to be converted to CMYK, since, as we discussed in Chapter 2, CMYK is the subtractive method for most print output. That being said, ...

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