Black-Plate Change

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Black-Plate Change

A change in a print-out that only involves altering text or something else printed with black ink. One may make a black-plate change to update an advertisement or to attach a special message to one segment of a campaign. A black-plate change is cheap compared to changes involving multiple colors.
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has 29 zones, up to 14 four-color changes, 29 black plate changes, sections in four, six, and 12 pages ranging from 1,200 to 18,000 copies, and "prints with other zoned products, usually a features section," says Process Vice President Robert E.
Black plate changes are usually cheaper than dot whacks, but the changes can be restrictive depending on your cover design.