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To double-bump or not to double-bump.?That is the question!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

We were presented with a great opportunity for one of our customers who is publishing a graphic novel. They needed a SUPER rich black to fill full-bleed 8.5”X11” pages. We pulled out an old trick used mostly in commercial printing companies. We employed the ol’ “double-bump”. This technique is also commonly referred to as a “touch plate”.

Essentially this is a technique used to hit a large solid area of ink with 2 applications of ink. Often the first hit is a screened version of the second hit so you don’t get a build up of too much ink. The effect is spectacularly deep colors. In the case of this graphic novel it was the right tool for the job and the publisher loves it. We generated a black at least 3-4 times more rich than with a single hit of black ink.

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