Back in July last year, I reviewed the Print Handbook for designers by Andy Brown at Media Collective. Andy has now kindly sent me his new book which has just been released. The Print Handbook: Preparing your Pixels for Print is a wonderful little 2nd edition of the first release. Below, I have taken a few photos showcasing some highlights from the book:
Above: Here. there’s a really good close-up example of how the four colour printing process works. Also, the left page uses just Pantone orange, whilst the right page shows the corresponding CMYK equivalent.
Above: These are my favourite pages. They show the same ink printed onto both coated and uncoated paper stocks. It also shows six different blacks made up of varied CMYK values.
Above: These pages show a selection of different folds and booklet binding options, as well as the cost comparison of each.
Above: The best part of this spread is the comparison of colour profiles on the bottom-right. There’s also a brief explanation of rendering intents, too.
Above: The cover shows a great example of foil-blocking on 300gsm uncoated stock. Lovely!
Overall, this is a great little book to refer to and have in your office. By the way, the photos I used here don’t do this booklet justice, as they were taken with a camera phone. The actual book is 24 pages long and is a joy to read!
You can purchase one for £5.00 (roughly $8/€6) from the Print Handbook for Designers Site (this is Not an affiliate link).
★ In case you missed the original post on the first book…
I was recently issued with a complementary copy of the Print Handbook for designers by Andy Brown at Media Collective (who are based here in the UK). The book itself is rather small, but is printed on quality card and embossed with foil block [READ MORE].