Understanding Digital Imposition
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Understanding Digital Imposition
Hal Hinderliter

An introductory-level text covering the basics of conventional image assembly, or stripping, but also focusing on state-of-the-art electronic image assembly practices and procedures.

Table of Contents: Placing Graphics on a Sheet • Print Reproduction Basics • The Art of Stripping • Paper and the Printing Press • Binding and Finishing Processes • Planning Your Imposition • The Impact of Digital Workflow • PostScript Imposition • Programs for PostScript Imposition • Imposition at the RIP • Special Concerns for Packaging Imposition • Special Concerns for Computer-to-Plate • The Future of Digital Imposition • Appendix A: GATF Master Templates • Appendix B: Vendor Addresses • Glossary

About the Author: Hal Hinderliter was previously the director of the Center for Imaging Excellence (CIE), an electronic prepress training and production facility at the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.

Editorial Reviews: From Book News, Inc.: Explains the task of image assembly for printing, commonly called stripping, now that it has moved from film to electronic images, noting that the conventional procedures still apply. Begins by introducing the traditional vocabulary, tools, and processes, then shows how they connect to the computer-based workflow now used. Appends a number of master layout sheets for signatures of four, eight, and sixteen pages that can be photocopied and used to assist in planning impositions. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No bibliography. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Specs: 350 pp., 7.5x10-in. case bound, ISBN 088362186X, copyright 1998.