Trapped and Choked

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R Twerk's picture
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Joined: 8 Nov 2004 - 12:18pm
Trapped and Choked
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I have a question about trapping type.

I am printing on the surface of a clear plastic “bottle” which has a reflective core. It makes for a great effect although I am fighting the obvious, readability. I wonder whether or not to place the dark type against a white ground to bring out the brand. I worry about problems with registration with a second ink and whether to trap (choke) the type.

Any thoughts, or experience?

Daniel Weaver's picture
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Joined: 17 Jan 2004 - 12:20pm
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If the type is dark enough why not overprint the dark type over the white background.

James Montalbano's picture
Joined: 18 Jun 2003 - 11:00am
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I think you are using the term choke incorrectly. In the situation you describe the dark type will remain unchanged, and you will “choke” the background to created the trap. If you had light type overprinting a dark background you would “spread” the light type into the dark background to create the trap.