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Computer-to-plate (CTP) is an imaging technology used in modern printing processes. [1]

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Color printing

Color printing or colour printing is the reproduction of an image or text in color (as opposed to simpler black and white or monochrome printing).

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Computer to film

Computer to film (CTF) is a print workflow involving printing from a computer straight to film through an imagesetter.

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Desktop publishing

Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print.

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Digital printing

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media.

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Dots per inch

Dots per inch (DPI, or dpi) is a measure of spatial printing or video or image scanner dot density, in particular the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch (2.54 cm).

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Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient-like effect.

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Imposition is one of the fundamental steps in the prepress printing process.

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ISO 216

ISO 216 specifies international standard (ISO) paper sizes used in most countries in the world today, although not in Canada, the United States, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Laser diode

A laser diode, (LD), injection laser diode (ILD), or diode laser is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which the laser beam is created at the diode's junction.

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Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

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Photographic film

Photographic film is a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film base coated on one side with a gelatin emulsion containing microscopically small light-sensitive silver halide crystals.

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Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template.

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Printing registration

In color printing, registration is the method of correlating overlapping colors on one single image.

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Reprography is the reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means, such as photography or xerography.

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Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_to_plate

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