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Pocket Guide to Digital Prepress (Pocket Guide)by Frank Romano
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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.
This comprehensive reference guide will be invaluable to publishers, printers and graphic artists as an in-depth reference to today's digital prepress and current technology.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Ink on Paper. Reproduction Processes. Preparation Processes. Color Reproduction. Digital Prepress Evolution. Desktop Computing. Functional Workflow. Prepress and Printing Tools. Lithographic Press. Digital Prepress Technology. Prepress Software. Business of Digital Prepress. Purchasing. Quality and Workflow Issues. Preparing Files for Output. Future of Digital Prepress. On-Demand Printing. New Media Technology. Glossary. Index.
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