Registration Marks

Registration Marks

Registration marks are symbols added to printing plates or screens to ensure proper alignment of colors during the printing process.

These marks are especially crucial in multi-color printing to make sure that each color layer aligns accurately with the others. Misalignment can result in a blurry or offset final image, reducing the quality of the print. Registration marks are used in various printing techniques, including offset printing and screen printing, and are essential for maintaining high-quality outputs.

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