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"Standards" for Dot gain/trap/etc?

Posted on Fri, 7 May 2004 at 15:47



Greetings.

Having come from the world of offset printing on absorptive substrates (paper) I'm used to having industry-accepted standards for things like dot gain, trap and the like. The SWOP and GRACOL standards for sheetfed and web-fed offset are scripture in my experience, but I'm having a hard time finding a similar organization for the screen print industry.

I've perused the SGIA website, and contemplated becoming a member, but no mention of such an organization exists anywhere in the litterature I've seen. (Even when studying printing in college)

Does such an organization exist? Are the standards (if in existance) accepted by industry?

Surely the entire industry can't be stumbling around in the dark without guidance from a "higher power."

-Brian Dieckman
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