Printing Technology

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Delmar, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 542 pages
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Printing Technology takes readers on a journey from the beginnings of the graphic arts industry through today's cutting-edge digital technology. Now in its fifth edition, this popular book has been reorganized to provide readers with a firmer grasp of how digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the industry. Traditional analog printing methods are reviewed in the first six chapters, establishing the foundation from which readers will develop an understanding of the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure for digital publishing that supports today's new, digital workflow. Subsequent chapters lead readers through the complexities of digital data, digital prepress operations, printing techniques, and finishing options. Since technology has also impacted the way business is conducted today, this edition also features information on computer estimating and job tracking, plus use of the internet as a portal for connecting printing facilities with customers, vendors, and suppliers. Discussion of customer-defined quality management, including introductions to total quality management (TQM) and statistical process control (SPC) techniques, is also included in the final chapter to ensure long-term success in this highly technical, fast-changing, and increasingly competitive field.

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Printing technology
J. Michael Adams, Penny Ann Dolin - 2001 - 542 pages
Printing Technology takes readers on a journey from the beginnings of the graphic arts industry through today's cutting
-edge digital technology. Now in its fifth edition, this popular book has been reorganized to provide readers with a firmer grasp of how digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the industry. Traditional analog printing methods are reviewed in the first six chapters, establishing the foundation from which readers will develop an understanding of the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure for digital publishing that supports today's new, digital workflow. Subsequent chapters lead readers through the complexities of digital data, digital prepress operations, printing techniques, and finishing options. Since technology has also impacted the way business is conducted today, this edition also features information on computer estimating and job tracking, plus use of the internet as a portal for connecting printing facilities with customers, vendors, and suppliers. Discussion of customer-defined quality management, including introductions to total quality management (TQM) and statistical process control (SPC) techniques, is also included in the final chapter to ensure long-term success in this highly technical, fast-changing, and increasingly competitive field.
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About the author (2002)

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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