separation negatives

separation negatives

[‚sep·ə′rā·shən ′neg·əd·ivz]
(graphic arts)
The negatives made from full-color originals and used in the preparation of colorplates; four negatives are made, for yellow, magenta, cyan, and black printing plates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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