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Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!

Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!

Digital technology produced astonishing advances in prepress productivity, unleashing many creative possibilities and image quality improvements. Progress in printing technologies also raised color quality and productivity. Today’s subsequent availability of inexpensive, high-quality color images, has greatly enriched us all.

Author Gary G. Field’s account of modern color printing’s evolution has four areas of emphasis:


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Overview

Digital technology produced astonishing advances in prepress productivity, unleashing many creative possibilities and image quality improvements. Progress in printing technologies also raised color quality and productivity. Today’s subsequent availability of inexpensive, high-quality color images, has greatly enriched us all.

Author Gary G. Field’s account of modern color printing’s evolution has four areas of emphasis:

  • The Photomechanical Era
  • The Electronic Imaging Upheaval
  • Color Printing’s Progress
  • The Art-Technology Partnership

Sections at the end of key chapters include image structure enlargements from representative color prints. These show how different structural elements and their configuration contributed to quality refinement over the years. Appendices explain the nature of print quality and the tradeoffs often made between one facet of quality and another.

This book is intended for the technically-curious reader. Graphic arts personnel, color imaging scientists and engineers, historians of technology and amateur producers of color prints will find much to delight, entertain, and perhaps inspire.

Published by The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly and distributed by RIT Press.

About the Author
Gary G. Field is a leading authority on color reproduction and print quality. His contributions to the printing industry in these fields have been widely recognized through such awards as the TAGA Honors Award, the Institute of Printing’s Gold Medal, and the GATF Robert F. Reed Technology Medal.  

Details

Publisher: Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (09/2015)
ISBN-13: 9780988673908
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 230
Illustrations: Many, mostly color
Size: 7 x 10.5 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb

Table of Contents

Preface

Judging Printed Color Pictures 1

The Artist-Craftsman Foundation 9

     Image Structure: Manual Prints 19

The Color Photography Partnership 28

     Image Structure: Photographic Prints 37

The Photomechanical Era 47

     Image Structure: Photomechanical Imaging 73

Printing Process Evolution and Transition 91

     Image Structure: Printing Processes 119

The Electronic Imaging Upheaval 143

     Image Structure: Electronic Imaging 165

William Blake Meets Steve Jobs 177

Appendix A: Image Structure Constraints 189

Appendix B: Tone and Color Tradeoffs 195

Appendix C: Human Vision and Aesthetic Preferences 199

Appendix D: Process Color Printing Milestones 203

Bibliography 211

Name Index 217

Company and Organization Index 219

Subject Index 221

About the Author 228

About the GrCI 229

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