The Print Handbook (2nd Edition)


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Never make a print mistake again. That's what The Print Handbook is all about. It's packed full of examples and tools to help you as a designer make sure your work looks perfect when printed.

Printed with 5 colours on silk, gloss and uncoated paper. The cover is foiled and is 300gsm Tangerine Keaykolour (which in our opinion looks and feels awesome).

The pages within are jammed with information and examples...

  • 4 different paper stocks
  • Foiled cover
  • 5 colours (CMYK + Pantone Orange 021)
  • Selected 1 colour pages
  • File type comparisons (PSD, GIF, TIF, PNG, JPG, AI, PDF & EPS)
  • DPI comparisons (50, 72, 150, 200, 300 & 600dpi)
  • CMYK colour chart
  • 6 Rich black examples
  • Paper sizes chart
  • Length conversion chart (inches, millimeters, pixels at 300dpi (this is really useful), picas & points)
  • Paper weight conversion chart
  • Overprinting examples
  • 12 Binding examples
  • 12 Fold examples
  • Line weight examples (single, double & triple ink lines)
  • Explanation of crop marks & bleed
  • Examples of how paper affects colour
  • Monotone, duotone & tritone examples
  • Rendering intents examples
  • Colour profile examples
  • Glyphs
  • CMYK & Pantone comparisons
  • Trapping examples
  • Typefaces at different sizes (2–10pt in 3 colours with 4 typefaces)
  • Tints of text examples
  • Tracking examples (-60 – +60)
  • Printing process diagram