In design and printing, composite has several different meanings which all essentially mean taking separate parts and putting them all together.
- Design: A preliminary design or sketch is a comp, comprehensive artwork, or composite.
- An image composed of many images or any page made up of text, images, other elements is a composite image. (Also see: Collage)
- Prepress/Printing: Color separation file which contains all color information in one file that can be printed as a composite or separated into the individual color plates for printing.