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Heidelberg Press

Heidelberg Press

January 06, 2007

There is something potent about the Heidelberg Windmill Press. Jordan Finishing in Dublin had several Heidelbergs before closing shop. Dependable Letterpress runs business cards through them and the result means the client gets fine letterpress printing. Part of that result comes from using the finest letterpress ever made to produce high quality crafted items at reasonable cost.

Sone things I have learned:

-- You can press from PDF but you should give your printer a printout of the PDF that includes your sign-off of the finished product.

-- Vector art or high-resolution bitmap images work well. The files should include all the fonts or all the fonts should be saved as outlines.

-- Save all artwork as black. The RIP will interpret colors or greyscale as halftone dots, giving your film a screen.