Printing Technology

ISBN-10: 076682232X

ISBN-13: 9780766822320

Edition: 5th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: J. Michael Adams, Penny Ann Dolin

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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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Book details

List price: $152.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/12/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

The Printing Industry
Printing Technology
Size and Scope of the Printing Industry
Organization of Printing Services
Preparing for a Career in Printing
The Tradition of Foundry Type
Foundry Type Composition
Machine Composition of Hot Type
Basic Design and Traditional Preparation
Design Considerations
Alphabet Design
Type Copy
Traditional Art Copy
Design Steps
Traditional Layout and Pasteup
Surfaces, Materials, and Tools for Traditional Layout and Pasteup
Types of Art
Working with Photographs
Working from the Rough Layout
Single-Color and Multicolor Pasteup
Traditional Line and Halftone Photography
Line Photography
The Nature of Light
Camera Fundamentals
Film Processing
Halftone Photography
Density, Tone, and Contrast
Traditional Halftone Screens
Areas of a Continuous-Tone Print
Understanding Halftone Dots
Basic Color Theory
Halftone Dots and Color
Color Masking
Traditional Image Assembly and Platemaking
Traditional Image Assembly
Stripping Transparent Materials
Elementary Stripping Techniques
Multiflat Registration
Proofing Transparent Materials
Offset Platemaking
Equipment for Proofing and Plating
Lithographic Printing Plates
Surface Plates
Working with Digital Data
The Concept of Digital Information
Computer Basics
Moving and Storing Data
Digital Workflow
Digital Prepress: Creation and Input
Digital Image Types
File Formats
Digital Image Input
Digital Photography
Digital Prepress: Assembly
Page Layout
Illustration and Image-Editing Software
Digital Halftones
Color Management
Digital Prepress: Output
Portable Document Format
Imposition and Trapping
Output to Film
Digital Proofing
Computer to Plate
Output to the Internet
Databasing and Archiving
Printing Presses: An Overview
Press Development
Understanding Offset Press Operation
The Systems Approach to Learning about Presses
Multicolor Sheet-Fed Presses
Web Offset Presses
Toward Total Automation
Offset Press
Offset Press Operation
Printing Process Color on Sheet-Fed Offset Presses
Quality Control Devices
Roller and Blanket Problems and Adjustments
Common Press Concerns
A Troubleshooting Checklist
Press Maintenance
Screen Printing
Basic Concept and Classification of Stencils
Fabric and Frame Preparation
Photographic Stencil Methods
Masking the Stencil
Squeegee and Ink Considerations
Basic Screen Printing Process
Halftone Reproduction in Screen Printing
High-Speed Production Presses
Special Machine Configurations
Gravure Printing
The Gravure Industry
Basic Gravure Concepts
Cylinder Construction and Preparation
Gravure Presswork
Trends in Gravure
Flexographic, Ink-Jet, and Digital Presses
Flexographic Printing
Ink-Jet Printing
Digital Printing
Paper and Ink
Introduction to Paper
Recycled Paper
Classifying Paper
Determining Paper Needs
Sample Paper Estimating Problem
Determining the Price of Paper
Properties of Ink
Ingredients in Ink
Calculating Ink Usage
Ink Specifications and Standards
Lithographic Inks
Screen Printing Inks
Letterpress Inks
Flexographic Inks
Gravure Inks
Ultraviolet-Curing Inks
Finishing Operations
Special Letterpress Applications
In-Line Finishing
Demographic Binding
Packaging and Shipping
The Business of Printing
Determining Real Printing Costs
Job Estimating
Production Planning
Computer-Based Management Tools
Customer-Defined Quality Management
Defining Quality
Motivation for a Customer-Defined Quality Orientation
The Principles of Customer-Defined Quality Management
The Typical TQM Process
Statistical Process Control
The Problem-Solving Process
Group Processes
Color Temperature
Finding Information Resources in the Graphic Arts
Health and Safety Issues
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