Digital printing encompasses a number of technologies that each has unique characteristics, strengths, and applications. Digital imaging may even be the only print method able to produce a certain type of work, as is the case with VDP. Paper is also a major factor in the success of a project. Your paper choice can convey a message or set a tone as much as the content printed on it. Having a good understanding of technology and paper fundamentals can go along way when making choices for producing your print project.
Questions to consider after completing this chapter:
- All xerography can also be called electrophotography, but not all electrophotography can be called xerography. What key element validates this statement?
- What are the four key components in electrophotography?
- How does toner acquire its charge?
- What is the difference between paper brightness and whiteness?
- Which PDLs support an ICC colour-managed workflow?
- Which PDF/X standard leaves layers and transparency live?
- Why are data content and business rules critical in VDP?
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