Date

12-2010

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Department

Graphic Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Malcolm Keif

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to measure the variation of opacity when overprinting spot colors on film during a typical flexographic press run and to determine how that variability affects the reliability of virtual proofing. This study addresses the packaging industry’s current attitude toward virtual proofing and how the adoption of virtual proofing will affect a package printer. It also explains how virtual proofing works and the equipment and processes needed to implement a virtual proofing workflow.

This study explains the process of printing the test targets that were provided by Integrated Color Solutions and the data collected from the targets. The data from this study was supplied to ICS, to be analyzed for the improvement of Remote Director, the company’s virtual proofing software

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