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  • Chinese blockout?

    Anyone have any idea where I can find a chinese blockout? I googled it and can't find anything!!! Thanks!
    Yeah? Well, bleed my run and tumble!

  • #2
    what's a blockout?
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    • #3
      It's the gobbledy goop that's used to block info, usually on a 2nd or 3rd part of a form. If you look at it closely, it's made up of chinese characters all squished together to "block" the sensitive info.
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      • #4
        I'm not sure I've ever seen that lol

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        • #5
          when producing a multi-part form (part 1: office, part 2: client, etc.), sometimes the bottom part will have a blackened area consisting of a bunch of gibberish letters overlapping, or squiggles, etc. so that the copy is illegible on the bottom layer(s). That's sometimes called a blockout. (I've never heard it called a chinese blockout though.)

          I don't know where you can get a pregenerated one - maybe if you call your printer they would have a standard set up that you could use?
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          • #6
            I AM the printer/graphic artist. I used to have a blockout but can't seem to locate it. I haven't had the need to use one in some time! I could always check with another printer, possibly. Maybe I can just make it a solid blockout. Shouldn't make any difference.
            Yeah? Well, bleed my run and tumble!

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            • #7
              I know what you mean. That's weird that I can't find anything online either. When I worked at a printer that specialized in forms we had various size tiffs of it but I don't have access to any now sorry.

              Red, its the black pattern that is on the 2nd or 3rd part of a carbonless form that covers up certain parts.

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              • #8
                with a solid blockout, it may be easy to read the copy where you're not supposed to be able to, because there aren't all sorts of other squiggly lines to confuse the eye.

                Are you printing it NCR or carbon interleaved? Sometimes instead of using a blockout you can use "spot carbon" paper so you don't have to worry about the writing being reproduced where you don't want it to be.
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                • #9
                  Ahh ok Kool .. now I understand Thank you
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                  • #10
                    Morea - it will be on NCR. I'm wondering if maybe the guy making the plates might have access to a blockout. As far as being able to read through a solid black, I don't think that will be an issue, since I'm 99% sure he's making a separate plate for the 2nd and 3rd parts, so I can just delete that info and put in a black box - that way there's no chance of seeing anything cuz there won't be anything there!!!
                    Yeah? Well, bleed my run and tumble!

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                    • #11
                      I have a brand-new sheet in-which I can scan and email as a pfd to those who need it.

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                      • #12
                        can't you just make one from a few layers of overlayed lorem ipsum or something?
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