Grey Issues on the Digital Press

Author: Ellie Williamson
Published: 10/07/2013

On the digital press, grey/pale or light weight fonts may appear mottled due to the way the print process works. When printing in full colour, colours are created using a series of fine dots of CMYK inks and due to this, small grey text on the digital press tends to appear broken/mottled.

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How do I get around this problem?

In order to achieve a sharper reproduction of your artwork, we would suggest printing on the lithographic press as the issues with greys are eliminated, however due to the increased costs this may not be suitable for you. Alternatively you could set your text in 100% black which will look much sharper when printed compared to the grey text.

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I form part of the Pre-Press team, working meticulously to ensure your artwork is print ready and will achieve the best outcome possible. I am a huge book worm, enjoy creating my own greetings cards, experimenting with nail varnish designs and am crazy obsessed with handbags! I have been at FMG over 5 years and started as an apprentice. I love it #OFMG
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