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You don't see the banding on the monitor because your monitor is probably capable of rendering thousands (if not millions) of colors. Everything looks swell doesn't it?

Too bad real life isn't like that. While the human eye can differentiate between several hundred different colors, the CMYK process is limited as well.

Solving banding has been bothering printers for years -- Short gradients are usually okay because they don't cover long expanses of surface. Full page gradients present a challenge because from 0% to 100% of any given color generates fewer than 255 individual colors -- banding will occur after the stretch goes over 8 inches. If the two colors in the gradient are closer in spectrum (gray to white, for instance) then even fewer tones are generated.

Now the situation gets worse because perhaps the proofing method used by the printer cannot produce all the colors the CMYK can on press! You believe the job would print correctly, but the proofing method is telling you there's banding. You certainly don't want to "proof" it on the press.

You should seriously consider upgrading from Photoshop 6 to at least 7 if not CS2. Color management improved in the later versions.

Here are some tips:

Make sure the file resolution is at least 2.7 times the screen frequency the printer is using.

Never use the gradient tool for full page gradients. Instead set up a new FILL layer as a Gradient. This allows you to retain the ability to scale, rotate, invert, and otherwise edit the gradient.

Ask if it is really necessary that the gradient run the full page. If you can shorten the span, or utilize multiple gradients you'll be better off.

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