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Prepress Primer From PIA/GATF

(January 2007) posted on Thu Jan 25, 2007

New reference tool covers the changes in prepress and digital workflow.


Digital Prepress Primer, by Joseph Marin, has been published by PIA/GATFPress. Designed to offer a broad overview of the digital prepress industry for newcomers as well as experts, the book follows a user-friendly format and can be read straight through as an introduction to the industry or can be kept close by as a reference tool, the publisher reports.


'Prepress has undergone many changes over the last 20 years,' says Marin, senior prepress technologist/instructor for the Center for Digital Printing Excellence, the prepress training and production facility located at PIA/GATF headquarters in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. 'We have moved from a hands-on, craft-oriented method of producing work to an all-digital hardware and software-based workflow. Keeping up with all of the changes in prepress is an ongoing battle for everyone involved in print production.'


The book covers topics including:


-- Document design and typography;


-- Color specification;


-- Desktop publishing software;


-- Color theory, reproduction, and management;


-- Digital image files;


-- Graphic-arts workflow;


-- Common imaging file formats;


-- Preflighting;


-- PostScript and RIPs;


-- Digital trapping and imposition; and


-- Quality control.


Price of Digital Prepress Primer: $30.


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