Trapping

Get definitions, illustrations, and tutorials for understanding trapping and how and when it is necessary.

Articles & Resources

Trapping – When Colors Touch How to Prevent Gaps and Avoid the Need for Trapping
Trapping digital files is the process of compensating for misregistration on the printing press by printing small areas of overlapping color where objects meet. Learn the basics of trapping and alternatives to trapping.

Trapping – Almost Touching Color
Tight registration can occur when colors come close even when not touching.

Knockout
Find an explanation and illustration for knockout and how it applies in trapping.

Chokes / Spreads
Find explanations and illustrations of these trapping terms.

Manual/Auto Trapping
Learn how different types of software handles trapping in this brief overview.