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----- Original Message ----- From: "Preston Earle" <PEarle@triad.rr.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 4:18 PM Subject: Re: Scanning old postcard for use on book cover > "Arthur Entlich" <email@example.com> wrote: > " . . . Some printers do not want any sharpening done, as they do it > within the plate making process." > > and > > "If the pre-press work will be done elsewhere, ask them, as things like > covers are often needed to be made oversized to either be wrapped around > during binding, or in paperbacks, they are cut after binding and a > certain amount of excess image is supposed to be there so they can make > it "full bleed" during the trimming process." > -------------------- > > In thirty years of commercial printing, I've never heard of sharpening > "within the plate making process." If "some printers" do this, they are > in the distinct minority. He means that little trick some platemakers use in order to obtain harder edge and slightly smaller dots on the plate. I't called over exposure really. > > Don't you think it is presumptive to give a "Bookbinder" advice on > binding books?<G> > > Preston Earle > PEarle@triad.rr.com > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.