Graphic Designer's Print and Color Handbook: All You Need to Know about Color and Print from Concept to Final Output

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Getting color and print quality right is one of the biggest challenges for designers, especially when faced with quickly changing technologies, platforms, and processes. The complexities of color and print management have grown in the wake of these new technologies, and designers are often left without any guidance. This practical and comprehensive handbook provides designers with just that-guidance. This all-inclusive source covers everything from choosing color combinations to choosing the best paper and ...
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Getting color and print quality right is one of the biggest challenges for designers, especially when faced with quickly changing technologies, platforms, and processes. The complexities of color and print management have grown in the wake of these new technologies, and designers are often left without any guidance. This practical and comprehensive handbook provides designers with just that-guidance. This all-inclusive source covers everything from choosing color combinations to choosing the best paper and printing methods for your job. Graphic Designer-s Print and Color Handbook brings tips and discussions on these subjects to you through visuals and easy to understand text. No detail is left out, making this an essential text to have next to your work station everyday.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592531912
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

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Constance Sidles is a production consultant, business writer, and author with twenty-five years of experience in print production. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Barb Karg is a journalist, graphic designer, and screenwriter. She oversees the production and editorial departments at Lone Wolf Enterprises. Her diverse background includes book, magazine, and newspaper production and editorial work. She�s the author and designer of several books including Dancing Hamsters, Gothic Garden, and Cyber Conspiracies: The 501 Funniest, Craziest, and Most Bizarre Web Sites You�ll Ever See.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The principles of color 8
Ch. 2 Color correction, manipulation, and proofing systems 36
Ch. 3 Color images 78
Ch. 4 Color management 114
Ch. 5 Resolution 128
Ch. 6 Color in print : getting the results you want 164
Ch. 7 Working with your printer 200
Ch. 8 Colorful words from the pressroom 238
Ch. 9 Digital printers 286
Ch. 10 Color on the Web 306
Ch. 11 Type 322
Ch. 12 Paper 350
Ch. 13 Workflow 394
Ch. 14 Binding and finishing 410
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