Synopses & Reviews
Printers nowadays are having to learn new technologies if they are to remain competitive. This innovative, practical manual is specifically designed to cater to these training demands. Written by an expert in the field, the Handbook is unique in covering the entire spectrum of modern print media production. Despite its comprehensive treatment, it remains an easy-to-use, single-volume reference, with all the information clearly structured and readily retrievable. The author covers both traditional as well as computer-aided technologies in all stages of production, as well as electronic media and multimedia. He also deals with training, research, strategies and trends, showing readers how to implement the latest methods. With 1,200 pages, containing 1,500 illustrations - over half in colour - the Handbook conveys the current state of technology together with its specific terminology. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the entire manual in fully searchable form. Inva- luable information for both beginners and "old hands" in printing works, publishing houses, trade associations, the graphics industry, and their suppliers.
From the reviews: "All you ever wanted...a new standard reference for the graphic arts..." (Printing World) "...it is a large, solid item...It is hard to imagine anyone connected to the graphic arts industry not finding a use for this book. It covers just about every aspect of production, from design through to finishing... I couldn't find fault with any of the technical explanations - hardly surprising, given the list of people who contributed to it... There are excellent diagrams throughout, and each section is rounded off by a look at the available products..." (Electronic Imaging, March 2002) "The mammoth publication, which is destined to become the standard reference book for the industry, is the brainchild of Dr Helmut Kipphan ... . For anyone with a genuine interest in the scope and breadth of the industry the Handbook of Print Media will prove to be an invaluable companion. It combines esoteric technical information ... with a practical commercial eye on the development and trends of printing markets. On both counts it is likely to become the bible for managers when confronting the future." (Graphics Online, November, 2001)
To remain competitive, printers need to constantly learn about the latest technologies. This innovative, practical manual is specifically designed to cater to these training demands. Covers the entire spectrum of modern print media production, this easy to use, single volume reference is clearly structured and readily retrievable. Entire volume on CD-ROM.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals.- Printing methods requiring a permanent image carrier.- Prepress.- Computer to... technologies.- Printing processes without printing plate (NIP processes).- Hybrid printing systems.- Print finishing processes.- Material and data flow.- Production strategies for print media.- Comparison of printing and production processes for printed media.- Electronic media and multimedia.- Print media and electronic media.- Special topics.- Appendix.- Index.