Split Color Printing
Split Color Printing
What is split color printing? Here is a look at the basics.
Split color printing is the process of printing two colors of the same image on different paper, using different inks. This technique can be used to achieve much more than just two colors. It can be used to produce three or even four colors and will allow for a bigger range of image tones and colors than typical spot color printing.
Because of the nature of split color printing, the image will still maintain its sharpness and clarity despite being printed on two separate sheets of paper. It also makes it easier to maintain clean edges and text. If an image is black and white, there is no need to worry about edge alignment since you can simply make up a bunch of black outlines to keep everything neat and clean. With split color printing, this isn't really possible, so you will have to be creative and consider carefully how you want your images to be aligned.
A good reason to get split color printing is because it is an economical way to print, allowing you to buy in large quantities at a very low price. For example, if you have a small wedding reception where 200 photos are needed, and one color would have been enough for the whole event, you will find that a single-color design is simply too expensive.
Of course, this is not a viable option for people who need to display their images for long periods of time. You can make your designs permanent by printing several copies of them instead of printing only one.
When creating your design, be sure to consider how long your prints will last before fading, damage, or for the new image to break in when showing someone's image. Split color printing will allow you to make all the changes that you need. In addition, it will save you money in the long run since you don't have to buyas many different styles of paper, ink, and paper rolls.
Printing these types of designs will allow you to add gloss and matte finishes to your pages to prevent smudging, which can occur when printing on ordinary paper. This can be beneficial for photographs with lots of fine lines and for those that don't require a very smooth surface.
The best part about this method is that it can even be used on an old design if you're not satisfied with the previous results. Split color printing is definitely a big help for the professional photographers out there.
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