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This book has been technically updated throughout to reflect contemporary technology, and includes new chapters on basic computer applications, digital imaging, estimating and production control, and total quality management.
Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-6908-5
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This guide for students of printing emphasizes how digital technologies are revolutionizing the industry. The volume begins with an overview of traditional analog printing methods, such as foundry type and traditional layout and pasteup. The authors then proceed to current and emerging technologies. A sampling of topics includes inkjet technologies, digital workflow concerns, production control, demographic binding, health and safety issues, and job estimating. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827369078
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Graphic Communications Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 646
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Michael Adams is the Dean of the College of Design Arts at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Penny Ann Dolin has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic communications industry, specializing in digital imaging, prepress technologies, and commercial photography. She gained valuable prepress industry experience as a corporate member of American Color Premedia, and her accomplishments include the founding and successful operation of a full-service commercial photography studio. Ms. Dolin is a faculty member at Arizona State University, in Graphic Information Technology (Department of Management Technology) within the College of Technology and Applied Science.

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Table of Contents

1 The Printing Industry 1
2 The Tradition of Foundry Type 18
3 Design Concerns for Printing 42
4 Traditional Cold Type Layout and Paste-Up 73
5 Digital Imaging for the Graphic Arts: Basic Understandings 92
6 Line Photography 121
7 Halftone Photography 158
8 Digital Imaging - Working with Data 203
9 Color Separation 223
10 Image Assembly: Mechanical Stripping and Proofing 251
11 Offset Platemaking 288
12 Printing Presses: An Overview 311
13 Offset Press 349
14 Screen Printing Stencils 381
15 Screen Printing 405
16 Gravure Printing 425
17 Flexographic, Ink-Jet, and Digital Presses 453
18 Paper and Ink 477
19 Finishing Operations 513
20 Estimating and Production Control 535
21 Customer-Defined Quality Management 565
Appendixes: Calibrating and Using Graphic Arts Tools
Appendix A: Determining Proper Film Exposure 585
Appendix B: Light Sources and Color Temperature 589
Appendix C: Finding Information Resources in the Graphic Arts 592
Appendix D: Proofreading Exercise 597
Glossary 605
Bibliography 629
Selected Bibliography: Customer-Defined Quality Management 635
Index 637
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