Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such asNetBSD!!!

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Thu Feb 10 14:49:50 PST 2005

Frank Laszlo writes:

> Yes, Process colors being 4 plates, but rendered properly, it could be
> less.

All process printing requires four (or six) colors. That's what process

> The current "logo" as it is shown on, COULD be printed on 2
> plates, as a 2 color job. those colors being black and red.

Possibly.  It would still look odd, though.

> This isnt an issue with todays modern digital 4 color presses such as
> the iGen3.

It's an issue with any press.  Digital presses have less trouble with
registration, but they aren't any better at getting the line frequencies
higher.  Indeed, normal offset provides higher frequencies.

> It has no problem with registration if ran by a qualified
> operator. Now if you are a 80's or 90's printer using an old heidelburg
> 2 color press, sure.. registration is very difficult when dealing with
> small print and screens.

What sort of printer would FreeBSD best be able to afford?

> Furthermore, anyone with experience in the modern printing world knows
> that getting high quality (and affordable) printed artwork on a small 
> piece is very simple when using the right equipment.

It doesn't matter what equipment you use.  Small artwork with lots of
fine detail reduces poorly; if it contains halftones, it reduces even
more poorly.

> I've done several of these type of jobs on the iGen3 we have here at
> my office. Anyways, this is WAY off from the original post, So I end
> it with that.

Actually it is highly relevant, since a key reason for developing a
simple logo is to make it easy to display and print.


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