Color bars – Printing Terms Glossary

A color trial strip that is printed on the waste part of a press sheet. It assists a press operator to monitor and assure the quality of the printed material relative to ink density, registration as well as dot gain. It can include a Star Target as well, which is designed to detect inking and press problems.

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A color trial strip that is printed on the waste part of a press sheet. It assists a press operator to monitor and assure the quality of the printed material relative to ink density, registration as well as dot gain. It can include a Star Target as well, which is designed to detect inking and press problems.