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Design and PrePress

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

Dot Gain: Printing on felt-textured papers will result in greater dot gain than printing on smoother, harder papers. This is to be expected, and prepress file preparations should take this factor into account, adjusting dot size and ink densities to compensate for the increased dot gain.

Line Screen: In general, line screens ranging from 150-200 are used for printing on ODEON. 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, 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.