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Old 02-07-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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Ronald, the bottom line is, as others have said, that if you do not use a spot color for body text, you are gambling on how well the printer can and will hold registration.

In that situation I would contact the printer directly, and ask them "Can you hold registration on this text, for this job?" straight out. Some presses, some pressmen, some printers will be able to do it on some paper stocks. Others will tell you they can't hold it. And of course some will just say yes and screw the job up anyway--so if you want to use CMYK colors for body text, get a WRITTEN approval from the printer, up front, saying that they can run the job without any trouble.

Or, yes, use a spot color. That's not running up the price--that's just the safe way to run the job. Cheaper than a remake, especially if the printer has a 5-color or 6-color press to run the job on, as many do these days. if they have the equipment available, it may only be a nominal charge to ink up the extra roller.
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