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Old 02-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
Chris C
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Originally Posted by Michael Rowley View Post

That is not an unreasonable question from a layman: spot colour is not colour that is applied in spots, whereas process colour is!

I'm usually patient with the layman, but I've been tested this week. In addition to the "spot color" guy, I've had 3 people include the paper color in their PDF's, and 2 whose only effort to make their PDF's print ready was to put the words "print ready" in the file names.

I'm not trying to be judgemental, I've got my own areas of ignorance. I did enjoy a few private chuckles that broke up an otherwise boring week. To be honest, I get way more files that work than those that don't. I guess the problem jobs are more memorable.

This reminds me of a story I read in a screen printing magazine. A screen printer was having trouble with underexposed screens. They called in the vendor who sold them the emulsion. It turns out the guy exposing the screens timed the exposure with a cigarette. When he switched from 100's to kings, their exposue problems began.
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