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Design and Prepress

Color Separations: SHINE will print somewhere between coated and uncoated paper. We recommend using curves closer to that of coated paper. The total area of coverage should not exceed 260%.

Grain Direction: Our paper stock charts list all sheet sizes with grain direction last. As for all papers, binding and folding SHINE parallel to the grain direction is always recommended.

Line Screen: In general, line screens ranging from 150-200 are used for printing on SHINE. It is always advisable to consult with your printer to determine the appropriate line screen for your project.

UCR: For areas of heavy, layered ink coverage, such as blue or black, consider the use of UCR (under color removal) in scanning. This will decrease total ink density, and can cut drying times significantly, especially for black.