Pocket Pal, 20th Edition
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Pocket Pal, 20th Edition
A Graphic Arts Production Handbook
Editor: Frank Romano

The 20th edition of Pocket Pal, the authoritative introduction to printing and the graphic arts, is an ideal educational tool for printers, publishers, students, artists, graphic designers, advertisers, paper merchants, paper industry personnel and others associated with visual arts and print production.

The new edition features a complete update of all sections of the book, with particular focus on major trends in digital printing and PDF workflows. “For over 73 years, the International Paper Pocket Pal has been the introduction to graphic communications for both creative and printing professionals. The new 20th edition continues to cover the past and the present in every aspect of print production for all who work in the visual arts,” said Frank Romano, the book's editor.

This concise 260-page edition also has an expanded glossary of printing and graphic arts terms as well as measurements in metric equivalents for use in countries where English is the primary language. The 20th edition of Pocket Pal also includes the following:

  • History and Evolution of Printing
  • Introduction to the Printing Processes
  • Pre-press – typography, copy and art preparation, imaging for graphic arts, image assembly and imposition, digital prepress, and plate-making
  • Printing – processes, digital presses, printing inks, and statistical process control Post-press – binding and finishing
  • Paper – from pulping through manufacture, characteristics, grades and more
  • Graphic Art Terms
  • International Paper Printing Papers

Specs: 256 pp., 4.25x7.25-in. perfect bound, ISBN 0977271617, copyright 2007.