Printer's Proof

Ever wonder how the National Screen Service printed the inserts and half-sheets?

Here are two pictures that show how the National Screen Service printed the half-sheets and inserts together on the same 30" x 36" heavy poster stock. These are uncut proofs from the Return of the Jedi style "B" international half-sheet & inserts, and the '85 re-release half-sheet & inserts versions.

Star Wars Style "D" One-Sheet - Prepress Proof

Today we have another printers proof from the Heidleberg printing press. Notice that the credits area and NSS property license, style etc. has not been added to this Star Wars style "D" one-sheet yet. Also below, there is another pic of the Star Wars style "D" one-sheet closer to finalization, but still has the color bars on the side. (Color bars are placed on a press sheet so that printers can make sure the colors are the correct density. By checking the blocks of color, they can make sure the press is placing the proper amount of ink on the paper to accurately reproduce the colors.

Star Wars 2nd Advance Teaser One-Sheet

Star Wars 2nd Advance Teaser one-sheet. Notice that the credits area has not been added yet.

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