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What Is a Slug?

In 2004 I posted this question in the About Desktop Publishing forums. I did get a reply, which was perfect in regards to its context. However today someone replied to that question again adding another definition. While I definitely know what a slug is since quite a while I thought I’d share this short forum discussion with you, where we …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress

A Site Full of InDesign Resources

There is a very interesting site all about InDesign: the InDesign User Group. It’s full of resources, tutorials and tips. Have got a question about InDesign? You are very likely to find it here. To access all the resources of the site, it is necessary to become part of one of the InDesign User groups but many are available also …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress, InDesign

The Truth About JPEG

I was crawling around forums and I noticed a few questions related to graphic formats and their capabilities. Therefore I decided to collect a number of links related to the various graphic formats which will give a basic understanding of how they work and will also take up several misconceptions. I will start with one of the most popular formats …

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Does painless RGB to CMYK conversion exist?

Explore the advantages of the RGB workflow over the CMYK workflow Everybody knows that images have to be in CMYK mode if a designer wants to output them with an offset press, right? Well, in certain cases this might not be true. When proper colour management is used, using RGB images for jobs that will be printed with any type …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress