Saturday, 17 November 2012

What is design for print: Reprography

Reprography is a general term for the reproduction of documents or images especially those that are virtually indistinguishable from the original. Reprography can be by mechanical, electronic, or photographic means such as photocopying or xerography, scanning, digital printing, and photography.

What is reprography?

Reprography is the reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means, such as photography or xerography. Reprography is commonly used in catalogs and archives, as well as in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries.

Reprography is a form of reproduction, i.e. the duplication of a work. Reprographic reproduction is a process that usually results in a copy on a graphic surface by for example the following processes:
1. Printing
2. Photocopying

The reproduction of a work by digital means may be effected by for example:
3. Scanning
4. Digital copying for instance on CDs and DVDs
5. Electronic storage in databases


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