CT&D #14. Printing Mistakes and Issues

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My example of a printing mistake is mis-registration. Mis-registration occurs when the successive passes of a printed sheet through a press do not correctly print an image in the spot they were intended to. Usually, the problem is within the multi-color handling of the printer or the changes in a paper’s dimensions (via moisture/stretching).

As seen in the attached image, the letters in the word “East” look as if they are shifted the left and to the right even though the letter proper is somewhere in the middle. Since the alignment is not correct due to the scenarios already described, the result of this print is mis-registration.

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