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rafeb wrote: > > At 07:42 PM 10/10/99 -0500, Ed Ladendorf wrote: > > <snip> > > >If it does matter, will there be a difference in "dot gain" between > >color inks and black inks, or is "ink simply ink"? Will various types of > >paper produce a concern for "dot gain"? > > > >Thanks for the help. > > "Dot gain" is the term that the > experts use. > > The rest of us simply call it > "bleeding" or "spreading" -- as in, > what happens to ink on very absorbent > (or moist) papers. > > rafe b. > =========================== Depending on the paper, ink dots gain girth when they grow sideways as they go into the paper. Some get it more than others. On some papers I've used, the dots gain girth when they don't get absorbed into the paper right away. They sort of puddle up on the surface and spread because they have no place else to go. Soon enough, the dots, they dry but the dots stay big. They also smear. Sometimes ink to blame, sometimes paper to blame. Sometimes the marriage betwixt the two just ain't right. Rotundity has many fathers, but "dot gain" is cause for divorce... ...or something like that. :-) Cheers, jonchan - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.