Pocket Guide to Digital Prepress

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Cengage Learning, 1996 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
This book provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of today's digital tools from scanners to sophisticated software for preparation of artwork to film and plates for printing. A broad overview of the reproduction process introduces the many other integral variables as they relate to production. Topics such as camera-ready and computer-ready art, pagination, color reproduction, hardware and software, press technology, work flow issues, output and service bureaus, on-demand technology and the latest applications of media technology are discussed and placed into this logical approach to prepress processes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
17
THE PRINTING PREsS
24
RELief PRPNTiNG
32
scREEN PRINTING
35
REmEmBER THE PRESs
45
CHAPTER 2PREPARATION PROCESS ELEMENTS
55
RasTER IMAGE PROcEsSING
61
cOLOR MOOELs
80
PREPRESS CONCEPTS
200
CHAPTER 9ADVANCED DIGITAL PREPRESS
207
scREEN anGLEs
218
Pros and cons of frequency modulation screening
223
Dot growth
236
TRAPPING
242
CHAPTER 10DRAWING AND PAINTING
253
HOW TO dEsIGN sOmETHING THAT cANNOT BE PRPNTED
262

AddITIVE ANd sUBTRAcTIVE cOLOR
83
cOLOR mANAGEmENT
92
CHAPTER 4DIGITAL PREPRESS EVOLUTION
113
PRINTOUT
124
ImAGESETTING
133
CHAPTER 5DESKTOP COMPUTING
143
NETWORKING
153
CHAPTER 6GRAPHIC FORMATS
161
fILE EXTENsIONs
175
THE BUSINESS SIDE
267
THE FUTURE
281
CHAPTER 13NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
297
ELEcTRONIc PUBLisHING
307
THE INTERNET
313
mULTImEdIA
319
GLOSSARY
325
SOURCES
336
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About the author (1996)

Frank Romano is the Melbert B. Cary Jr. Distinguished Professor of Graphics Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Printing Management Sciences. He is also a consultant and adivsor to universities, corporations, and government. He is the founder and editor of numerous publications and the author of several best selling graphic arts titles. Mr. Romano is also a member of several major trade associations in the Graphic Arts industry such as: Printing Industries of America, the Association of Graphic Arts Consultants, and the National Composition and Prepress Association.

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