A second pass must be done if the printer only has a single
colour press. Most printers have two, three, four or eight colour
A plate is made up for the black text and another plate for
the red ovals. The four up or eight up ballots are created with black
text and red ovals in one pass.
The ballots are then cut according to spec.
The printer I use tells me the extra cost of a second plate
and colour is about one cent per ballot, depending on run length. If you
get into plastic plates, (silver master or sylva master) the cost could be less
if the ballots per plate is low.
I did have the regular .002 ovals overprinted with thick red
ovals as a test. They worked fine.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:01
Subject: RE: State of Virginia Red Oval
Larry, I might add to this that it is my
understanding that with most (local) printers the red ovals requires a second
pass through the press, Not a problem with Global (Spectrum). I have
talked to Virginia about this before and told them it would require a second
pass, which is time and money. I checked with Ben Franklin Printing, who
prints for all but 3 of the AV accounts in VA and he confirmed that yes it
would require a second pass which he said he "probably" would have to pass the
extra press time back to the county. As far as I know, Lorraine or
someone from the State Board also called Ben Franklin to discuss this.
Also, I know we are looking at Gems certification but
since they are having the meeting 9/1 they might want to institute this for
nov. VTS would require a PS thick print driver which makes two layers
per style, more time. that means the printer will get double the files.
Just FYI the state gives us 7 days to turn all this around which means the
state has to approve and the locality also has to approve. Not
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Larry Dix
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:30 PM
Subject: State of Virginia Red Oval
I received a call from State of
Virginia with the following questions regarding red ovals and I need
assistance in responding.
1.) Can we use red ovals? Yes the color of
red ink must be Pantone 032
2. ) Are there issues with the blind
population in regards to seeing the red
3.) What is the acceptable width of the
line that makes up the red oval?
4.) Can I print all ovals in black and
then make a second pass at the ballot covering the black ovals with red
5.) Does anyone have the printer specs
for red ovals?
They would like a response by September
1, 2001 so that they can discuss at a state wide
Thanks in advance for your
President of Operations