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3,763 Views 1 Reply Last post: Oct 3, 2016 4:15 PM by Lighthouse24 RSS
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Oct 3, 2016 1:19 PM

line w/grey scale illustrations

I am designing and illustrating my first book for my author here. I am old school like in University Presses Publishing over 500 books under my hand, that is offset and letterpress kinda stuff. My question is about the grey scale values with in an illustration... does this need to be separated like in a pasteup or what? See how much I am behind the times here\. As I understand this converting to PDF from Word (or whatever) is what I sent to the publisher... what about the grey scale within the illustrations - what happens with that ???

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1. Oct 3, 2016 4:15 PM in response to: Hirsty
Re: line w/grey scale illustrations

No, you will simply insert the 8-bit grayscale image into the Word document (or directly into the PDF). In the case of a CreateSpace black-and-white interior, process black is the only ink color available to the press -- so with the digital presses used for print-on-demand, the imagesetter will convert the contone image to halftone dots to simulate the shades of gray.

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