To print images requiring more than one plate and ensure that the plates print
in sequence or in close proximity to each other requires a system of
The more complicated a multiplate image is, the closer you
must work with the camera person and printer.
Registration or register is the accurate placement of each overlay to a piece of
master artwork. You should use three points on different planes for locating
registration marks. Registration marks appear as circles centered on cross
hairs. Place registration marks outside of the image area. Make sure the
printer knows to remove registration marks before printing so they will not
appear in the final product. The four types of registration are no register,
loose register, lap register, and hairline register.
Figure 1-43 shows a registration mark.
Figure 1-43.A registration mark.
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