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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"This way, an entire run of say a million catalogs could be printed at once without stopping for expensive black-plate changes; then, at the addressing stage, the variable information such as prices or product codes could be ink-jetted on the cover."