RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the additive colour space used to display images on a computer monitor. The RGB color mode is not used in printing. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) is the subtractive colour space used in printing images. It is also known as process colour. All images, type and graphics must use the CMYK colour space.
If spot colors are to be printed they must use Pantone uncoated solid/spot colour space and must not be edited to CMYK. Gazette Press will convert these files to CMYK as required. Please be aware that significant colour shifts may occur.
Total ink limit requires consideration when printing several colors on top of each other. Do not
use a combination of colours that exceed 350% total ink coverage.
Images should have a resolution of 300 dpi at the actual size used. All line art should have a resolution of at least 1,000 dpi at the actual size used.
Coated products (glossy covers) should not exceed 350% for sheet fed. Exceeding this percentage will cause images and screens to plug and cause offsetting of inks.
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Sheet fed printing (glossy) should have a highlight not less than 3%, and a maximum of 97% in the shadow area. This will give the greatest amount of detail on coated stock.