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Prepare a publication for commercial printing

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.


You need to print a publication that has full-color photographs as well as a logo that uses metallic silver and a shade of red that is outside the CMYK gamut. What is the most likely color printing method you will need?

All process colors

Spot colors

Process colors plus spot colors

You are using process colors to print your publication. Several pages feature a large solid black box. Why might this be a problem?

Black is a bad design choice; the box should really be a pastel.

Too much black ink can affect how the other inks print.

The solid process black may not look saturated enough.

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