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6.8: Summary

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    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:

    1. All xerography can also be called electrophotography, but not all electrophotography can be called xerography. What key element validates this statement?
    2. What are the four key components in electrophotography?
    3. How does toner acquire its charge?
    4. What is the difference between paper brightness and whiteness?
    5. Which PDLs support an ICC colour-managed workflow?
    6. Which PDF/X standard leaves layers and transparency live?
    7. Why are data content and business rules critical in VDP?


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    Suggested Readings

    Johnson, H. (2004). Mastering digital printing (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning PTR.

    Nanography Lobby – Landa Nanography. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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