My print knowledge has gone a little rusty so I was wondering if someone might be able to clear something up for me.
I am designing a box which has a photo that fades into black around the edges/in the photo background around the product. The client wants the background of the box to also be black.
From the few prints I've done a while back I used 100% K for the black. However, the photo is RGB in Photoshop. Obviously, the blacks don't match up.
Can/should I print using a rich black background for the rest of the box using % blend of CMYK that blends into the photo from Photoshop or should I convert the photoshop file RGB black into 100% K black? If I were to use the CMYK rich black, I'd convert the photo before print for press but would I lose the quality of the black (and photo) if I converted the photo to 100% K and went that route.
The route I am looking into is to CMYK rich black the box background and insert and convert the RGB photo. Would this be okay at print with plates and alignments?
To overview, excluding images, the rest of the box has some red and white text.