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I work a lot with line art, particularly calligraphy. The work is based around the use of 2-bit color, also known as bitmap mode (in Photoshop). This is required for a range of specialty printing, engraving, embossing, etc. Printers in these specialties WILL NOT ACCEPT art in any other form, except occasionally vector art. Conversion from hand-calligraphy or drawing on paper to vector art is very complicated, and depends on an intermediary step of bitmap conversion. Please include a bitmap mode to your color modes. Thank you.

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You can also add my vote for including a bitmap mode; I work at a screen printing facility, and when we create color separations from vector art we occasionally use Photoshop to make selections from RGB images (PSD files exported out of Illustrator) to create new channels of separate bitmap information. The resulting file with it's separate channels is saved as a DCS 2.0 file. That file is then placed back into Illustrator and we can print out separated files, which is necessary for multi-colored screen printing.


I would love to see us be able to use the Affinity products for this!

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