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Production for Print

Mark Gatter


This book gives designers the confidence to do everything necessary to ensure trouble-free, high-quality printing – to calibrate images (colour and black and white); adjust trapping levels in all the major software applications, and mix colours that won’t print as something that is a complete surprise. It explains scanning and resolution, and discusses good and bad image formats, describing techniques to make images look good in print – even if they have been downloaded from the internet. There is advice on how to get accurate quotes from a printer, a checklist to use when sending a job to print and a glossary of print production terms.

Changes to new edition:

* Text fully updated to take account of new developments in print technology and software * 22,000 words of new/replacement text * Completely redesigned in Portfolio Skills series, with new cover * Many new colour illustrations added to make book more visual * All screen grabs now translatable

Mark Gatter has worked in the commercial printing industry and as a freelance graphic designer for the last twenty years. He teaches software courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress as well as custom courses covering all aspects of digital repro and prepress.

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