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    Printing Workflow

    I am trying to ascertain how many here have a clear idea of the various printing methods that can be taken to arrive at a fine print, when these would be applicable, the process involved, and the effects obtained. By this I mean contrast enhancement masks, contrast reduction masks, unsharp masking, shadow and highlight masking, paper pre flashing (overall and local), split grade printing, etc.

    I'm trying to determine if there is a need for a guide on this and whether I want to do an article on this. What I have in mind is a fairly intensive work flow chart to enable one to determine when the various methods are best used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Miller
    I am trying to ascertain how many here have a clear idea of the various printing methods that can be taken to arrive at a fine print, when these would be applicable, the process involved, and the effects obtained. By this I mean contrast enhancement masks, contrast reduction masks, unsharp masking, shadow and highlight masking, paper pre flashing (overall and local), split grade printing, etc.

    I'm trying to determine if there is a need for a guide on this and whether I want to do an article on this. What I have in mind is a fairly intensive work flow chart to enable one to determine when the various methods are best used.
    I would love to see such a thing

    Pete
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    Sounds great to me.
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    I have a method that works for me, but I have often found that when reviewing others methods, it turns out that there is something more to learn. Any info on this subject will always be welcome.

    - Randy

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    Donald,

    As detailed and complete as your previous comments have been on other subjects, I look forward to reading your thoughts here. Thank you for offering.

    John Powers

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    I am ALWAYS in need of help.
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    An interesting and well writen article, is always welcome!
    I`m waiting.

    Cheers

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    Donald if you have the time and patience to put this together, I think it would be very helpful to those of us without any formal training.
    Carol

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    Donald, of all the various techniques you've mentioned in that post I'm only vaguely familiar with the existence of split grade printing. I think an article or guide on this topic would be immensely helpful. Thank you for seriously considering making such a contribution to the community.

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    Maybe, Donald, a step by step on-line course (per item, one item a month) here on APUG, only accessable for the subscribers, with many examples and many (digi-)photo's from 'how you do it' and many results with the difference 'before and after'???

    Only a suggestion... :-)

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