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Spot colour

(1) Printed colours created with specially mixed inks rather than by over-printing with CMYK colours (process printing). In fact, spot colours can be used very effectively in addition to process printing, e.g. over-printing an ordinary four-colour cover with a extra spot colour (say, with a luminous, transparent ink that simulates rain-drops).

(2) The use of one additional colour on the book page in addition to the normal black.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on pre-press processes at a printing works.

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  1. June 16, 2010 at 4:36 am
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