Offset printing 101
May 20, 2005 4:24 AM Subscribe
I will soon need to submit my first offset jobs, and I know enough to confuse myself, but not enough to make things easier. The jobs will be short-runs (500 copies), primarily b/w photos, 20-40 pages. Questions abound, here are a few.
posted by Jack Karaoke to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
Duotone vs. CMYK: Which is going to be cheaper? I've read that CMYK is so much more widespread, that the pricing will be more competitive, even though Duotone printing is ostensibly more simple.
Am I really going to find significant price variations for such a small job, and if I do find a "deal", will I most likely pay via repeated proofing, poor quality control, etc..?
Is doing this work myself feasible, or should I just find an experienced prepress person and stop pulling my hair out? If so.. Where to look besides Coroflot and the AIGA?