Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Digital color considerations, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…When you're creating a job that's going to print on a digital…device, there are some special color…considerations you might want to keep in mind.…Just a few little things to think about.…One of those things concerns gradients.…Now banding may occur in light areas.…This is not something that's limited to just digital…devices we've seen it on offset presses as well.…And so over the years, we've come up with this solution.…Create the gradient in Photoshop instead…of Illustrator or your page layout program.…And then go into Photoshop and add a little bit of noise or texture.…
Now a very pale gradients may still be an issue,…and as I said, it's not just on digital presses.…So let me show you how easy it is to fix this.…Now I'm in Photoshop.…And, if you're seeing any banding currently.…It's as a result of video compression.…So, I'm going to ask you to use your imagination…and pretend that this is an utterly nice smooth gradient.…So what would happen if I had banding on press?…Well, I have accentuated this for dramatic effect,…
- What constitutes "digital printing"?
- Printing short runs
- Working with digital color and large-format output
- Using InDesign's Data Merge feature to format variable data
- Printing on ceramics, metal, and wood