Print Publishing: A Hayden Shop Manual

Author: Donnie O'Quinn
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ISBN: 0789721023
Publisher: Que (February, 2000)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 87,152
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
Not perfect - but a Classic all the same
Donnie O'Quinn tells you everything you need to know about modern, DTP-based print publishing in one book! Well, of course that's not true - but he really does get to the bone of what someone *ought* to know. Despite sending documents to printers and repro-houses over a number of years I still learned plenty, and was enthused to become a meticulous 'print publisher'. Believe me, someone new to, or on the periphery of, print publishing could learn more skills and better practice than some folks who've worked in the industry for years just be absorbing what's in the book. I'd reccomend it to any pre-press worker, designer, DTP-operator, hands-on editor, production staff. It's a classic.

Rating: 5 out of 5
An Instant Classic
[from BN] The phrase "soup-to-nuts" was invented for books like this. Donnie O'Quinn covers it all, from prepress to ergonomics, trapping to project management, halftones to choosing the right equipment, preflight to evaluating color proofs. This stuff was formerly scattered across dozens of books and magazines -- if you could find it at all. How to set up a media dexterity workstation to handle all your file transfers. How to cope with color spaces and color management -- including a realistic look at ICC color profiles. O'Quinn initiates you into the ancient mysteries of trapping, describes preflight processes and workflows that minimize the likelihood of error, and walks you step-by-step through proofing every aspect of a print project, from text to presswork.

This is the voice of experience. When to use stochastic screening, and when not to. How to adjust your client's (or your own) expectations regarding the accuracy of color. Which Unsharp Mask settings are most likely to do the job. How to convert a Mac Type 1 font to a Windows Type 1 font without losing hinting and internal font information. And on, and on. For anyone who can't afford fouled up print jobs, this is an amazing resource -- an instant classic.

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