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Basics Design 06: Print & Finish

Basics Design 06: Print & Finish

Paperback Basics Design

By (author) Gavin Ambrose, By (author) Paul Harris

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  • Publisher: AVA Publishing SA
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 18mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Lausanne
  • ISBN 10: 2940373426
  • ISBN 13: 9782940373420
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 52,172

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Presentation is everything in graphic design. Such printing and finishing techniques can be used to add value to a design by imbuing it with a range of different visual and tactile qualities. Ultimately, printing and finishing processes unite the different elements of a design in a coherent manner allowing it to achieve its intended purpose.

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Author information

Gavin Ambrose achieved his Masters in Communications at Central St. Martins and is a tutor on both the Typographic and Information Design courses at the London College of Printing. He has written and designed several books on branding and packaging. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Printing and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

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"One of the things I have really enjoyed about AVA's books is the selection of images and the various types of paper employed. Not only do your books house valuable content, the content is presented well with great photography - the angle shots, close-uos, etc. I currently use AVA's Basics Design: Format and Print and Finish for my two senior production courses. The heavy use of images with tight definitions and commentary appeal to the students and the type of examples selected by the authors inspire stronger design solutions." Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Western Washington University, USA.

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"Basics Design: Print & Finish" provides an introduction to a variety of printing and finishing techniques, such as letterpress, lithography, computer-to-plate, thermography, varnishing, embossing, debossing and fore-edge printing.Presentation is everything in graphic design. Such printing and finishing techniques can be used to add value to a design by imbuing it with a range of different visual and tactile qualities. Ultimately, printing and finishing processes unite the different elements of a design in a coherent manner allowing it to achieve its intended purpose."Basics Design: Print & Finish" is itself printed on seven different paper stocks - including coated, uncoated, coloured, woodfree and matt - allowing the reader to see the results that can be achieved with creative stock selection. The text is supported by a variety of examples and illustrations from the world of contemporary design.The Basics Design series also includes "Format, Layout, Typography, Image, Colour "and "Grids.""Basics Design: Print & Finish" provides an introduction to a variety of printing and finishing techniques, such as letterpress, lithography, computer-to-plate, thermography, varnishing, embossing, debossing and fore-edge printing.Presentation is everything in graphic design. Such printing and finishing techniques can be used to add value to a design by imbuing it with a range of different visual and tactile qualities. Ultimately, printing and finishing processes unite the different elements of a design in a coherent manner allowing it to achieve its intended purpose."Basics Design: Print & Finish" is itself printed on seven different paper stocks - including coated, uncoated, coloured, woodfree and matt - allowing the reader to see the results that can be achieved with creative stock selection. The text is supported by a variety of examples and illustrations from the world of contemporary design.The Basics Design series also includes "Format, Layout, Typography, Image, Colour "and "Grids."

Table of contents

Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. Substrates: Paper types; Unusual substrates; Showthrough; Imposition; Tipping-in and tipping-on; Duplexing. Printing: Lithography and CTP; Wash printing; Silk-screen printing; Letterpress printing; Hot-metal printing; Thermography; Lino-cut printing. Finishing: Varnishes; Die cut; Folding; Throw outs; Gatefold; French fold; Concertina fold; Roll fold; Embossing and debossing; Foil blocking; Deckle edge; Fore-edge printing; Endpapers; Perforation. Production: Rasters and vectors; Channels and plates; Print order; Overprinting techniques; Halftones; Tonal images; Tints. Binding: Wiro, spiral and comb binding; Canadian binding; Self binds; Case binding; Perfect binding; Alternative bindings. Resolve: Texture; Added value. Glossary. File format guide. Folding guide. Binding guide. Book construction guide. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. Contacts.