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MIDTERM EXAM

Just for Fun: Test Your Press Knowledge

As a specifier of print, we're sure you know how important the details can be. With that in mind, we developed this just-for-fun test as a quiz of some of print's finer details. Be careful, there are a few gotcha questions!

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The quiz is just ten multiple choice questions but it is trickier than you might think. If you have any questions afterwards, feel free to call us at 763-425-4251. We'd be happy to walk you through the finer points of printing and our capabilities!


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1. For rush projects on an offset/traditional press, does uncoated stock or coated stock allow the ink to dry faster?

  A. Uncoated

  B. Coated    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



1. For rush projects on an offset/traditional press, does uncoated stock or coated stock allow the ink to dry faster?

  A. Uncoated

  B. Coatednot

Answer: B. Coated stock allows for faster dry times, because the ink is exposed to the air. Ink soaks into uncoated paper, therefore requiring longer dry times.

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2. Small quantity projects are typically printed on a digital press. What is the maximum sheet size (including bleeds) that can be printed on our Xerox iGen 3 press?

  8.5" x 11"

  11" x 17"

  14" x 20"

  28" x 40"   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



2. Small quantity projects are typically printed on a digital press. What is the maximum sheet size (including bleeds) that can be printed on our Xerox iGen 3 press?

  8.5" x 11"

  11" x 17"

  14" x 20"not

  28" x 40"

Answer: C. Our state-of-the-art digital presses print up to 14" x 20".

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3. True or False: All 100 lb Cover paper is the same thickness.

  A. True

  B. False   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



3. True or False: All 100 lb Cover paper is the same thickness.

  A. True

  B. Falsenot

Answer: False. Typically, uncoated paper is thicker than coated paper and the thickness can vary for various types and brands. The weight, however, will be identical.

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4. What is the largest paper size we can run on our offset presses?

  A. 20" x 24"

  B. 23" x 35"

  C. 25" x 38"

  D. 28" x 40"   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



4. What is the largest paper size we can run on our offset presses?

  A. 20" x 24"

  B. 23" x 35"

  C. 25" x 38"

  D. 28" x 40" not

Answer: D. 28" x 40". Be aware that not all paper is available in this size, and the maximum image area we can print is about 26.5" x 39". This allows room for gripper, side guide and color bars.

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5. True or False: File preparation (graphic design) can be the same regardless of whether the printing method is digital press or offset/traditional press.

  A. True

  B. False    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



5. True or False: File preparation (graphic design) can be the same regardless of whether the printing method is digital press or offset/traditional press.

  A. Truenot

  B. False

Answer: A. True. Nothing needs to be done differently on the design end.

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