Pocket Guide to Digital Pre-Press by Frank J. Romano, Melbert B. Cary


Pocket Guide to Digital Pre-Press by Frank J. Romano, Melbert B. Cary

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.


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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352 pages


Frank J. Romano, Melbert B. Cary
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Publication date

29th July 1995



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