Trapped and Choked

rtwerk's picture

I have a question about trapping type.

I am printing on the surface of a clear plastic "bottle" which has a reflective core. It makes for a great effect although I am fighting the obvious, readability. I wonder whether or not to place the dark type against a white ground to bring out the brand. I worry about problems with registration with a second ink and whether to trap (choke) the type.

Any thoughts, or experience?

dan's picture

If the type is dark enough why not overprint the dark type over the white background.

.00's picture

I think you are using the term choke incorrectly. In the situation you describe the dark type will remain unchanged, and you will "choke" the background to created the trap. If you had light type overprinting a dark background you would "spread" the light type into the dark background to create the trap.

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