Stripping an old school printing Were you prep a negative to have a plate made in order to put on an offset press (strip and plate making). #stripping #stripandplatemaking
The old-school way was to take a picture of the print out. You did this for each color, you would have four, One for cyan, one for magenta, one for yellow, and one for black.
You would take this in a dark room and shoot the negative. After the negatives developed, you would take one of those yellow grid sheets and cut out the area that needs to be printed and tape it to it. You usually used a red tape. You also used a red marker to blot out scratches and other other stuff.
Once that wire was done you took it to the plate maker and developed a plate on a plate maker. Once the plate was finished then it could be used on the offset press.
I got to do this a lot when I was in high school. We called this strip and platemaking. It is the prepress work.
Today most plates for offset printing are straight to plate meaning you can use it from the computer and go to a plate maker.
Or some places don’t use them at all and use a digital press a.k.a. a big huge printer like Ricoh brand has.
Where I work at. I came across this in one clients job folder archive. We don’t do that any more. It’s either straight to plate or no plates and just on the digital press.
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