Reprographics

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					Reprographics, or repro printing, is simply the reproduction of graphics. Multiple
images are reproduced either mechanically or electronically for use in products such
as catalogues, signs, maps, billboards, blueprints, legal exhibits, medical exhibits and
renderings.
  The images can be made in any size, regardless of the original copy, and can also be
computer generated.
  There are different methods used to reproduce an image in a larger size. These
methods depend on what the final image is used for and the quality of image desired.
For example electrostatic, photographic, laser and ink jet all give different qualities of
image.
  The print industry over the last decade has undergone many changes. One of the
biggest changes has got to be standardisation. Due to the multi-format nature of large
marketing campaigns and the vast array of machinery different types of print
mediums are produced on, standardisation of colour is quite simply a necessity. Most
of the reprographics done today is done using computers as it is faster and less costly
than the more traditional printing process, and guarantees a higher quality of work.
All the files and images in use must be compatible, so they are first checked and
converted to the correct colour model. If a hard copy of a photo, illustration or
diagram is being used, it is photoshopped to get rid of marks, blurring, scratches etc.
Photoshop is also used if the image needs enhancing or changing.
  Litho printing is the usual method used in reprographics. The images are printed
straight from the computer file, to reduce waste and to ensure that the finished product
is perfect.
  So quite simply, reprographics is the method used to produce a number of identical,
high quality images in any size and format, with the least amount of hassle and in the
shortest space of time.
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