The "Pocket Pal" is a one-stop shop of indispensable information. Have a question about graphic arts--you've got to check out this " authoritative introduction to the graphic arts for artists, designers, publishers, advertisers, students and buyers of printing."
From the publishers:
The editor of the 19th Edition is Frank Romano, with the RIT School of Print Media. “This edition attempts to put conventional and digital printing into proper perspective and show what impact the new systems are having on the present and future uses and markets of printing. It covers the history of printing, an introduction to the printing processes, prepress, postpress and paper. It also has a glossary of graphic arts terms, making it ideal for a wide range of customers,” said Romano.
Specific areas featured include:
* Digital imaging
* Computer-to-plate, computer-to-plate on press and computer-to-press systems
* Digital workflows
* New processless plates and UV and violet lasers that allow use of conventional plates
* Information on toners and digital inks
* Color management
* Graphic terms
* International Paper Printing Papers overview