Custom Course Publications

Here at Printing Industries Press, we’re proud to offer hundreds of publications on a wide variety of graphic communications industry-related topics. We have always been happy to deliver educators like you the most relevant titles for your graphic communications courses.

With that in mind, Printing Industries Press is pleased to partner with instructors to create custom publications for your courses—so you can get just the material you need for your specific classroom setting. Now you can be sure you have exactly the material you need to instruct your graphic arts students. And those students will thank you for only needing to stuff one book into a backpack where several used to be required.

Browse through our publications by topic and select relevant books to view their chapter listings. Then select the content you want to include in your custom publication. When you’re done selecting content, submit the form, and one of our editors will contact you to discuss the construction and pricing of your custom publication and the steps necessary to get the title into your campus bookstore and available for your students.

View a small sample custom course publication on flexography here to see how it all comes together. 

For more information, help selecting content, and pricing, please contact Joe Deemer at jdeemer@printing.org or 412-259-1763.

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  • Categories
    • Business
      • Marketing
        • Hot Topics: Marketing Services Provider, Solutions Provider, or What?
          • Change Is Inevitable, Growth Is Optional, Ira Blumenthal
          • Charles Darwin and Printing, Dennis Mason
          • Problems Encountered in Trying to Become an MSP, Tom Quinn
          • A New Paradigm: Bringing Print into the Internet Age, Janice O'Driscoll
          • Business Makeover: Roadmap to Business Development, Peter Winters
          • Making Customers New Again, Kathleen McHugh
          • Gain a Competitive Advantage, Bob Cicerone, Aaron Hekele, and Jason Morado
          • Workflow: The Heart of Success for Media Production Leaders, Steve Bonoff
          • BPIF dotgain.org Gets Under Way, Andrew Brown
          • Turning New Concepts into New Products and Services, Frank Defino Jr.
          • Expanding Opportunities in the New Year, John Foley Jr.
          • Origin of the Print Species, Adam LeFebvre
          • Are You Sick of the MSP Hype? You Probably Should Be (or at Least Be Very Skeptical!), Chuck Gehman
        • Real-Time Marketing
          • The New Marketing—All Media, All of the Time
          • Getting Ready for Real-Time Marketing
          • Listening to the Voice of the Customer
          • Making the Most of Your Knowledge Resources
          • Balancing Your Media Mix
          • Real-Time Electronic Media
          • Real-Time Print Media
          • Real-Time Sales Support
          • Building Real-Time Companies
          • Real-Time Marketing and Privacy
          • Futures: From Market Share to Market Sharing
      • Planning and Production Management
        • Adding Value to Print
          • Introduction
          • Binding and Finishing
          • Printing Meets Electronics
          • The Many Uses of Printing Ink
          • Substrates
          • Novel Product Categories and Enabling Technologies
        • Frontline Supervision Primer
          • Selecting a Supervisor
          • The Right Kind of Supervisor
          • A Supervisor’s Job Description
          • Worrying About Being Popular
          • Supervising versus Working
          • Stop Wasting Time
          • Do Less, Accomplish More
          • Hiring the Right People
          • A Proper Start for New Employees
          • What to Expect from Your Workers
          • Performance Evaluations
          • Improving Job Performance
          • Proper Rules Properly Enforced
          • Handling Grievances
          • Making Yourself Precisely Understood
          • Cutting Down on Costly Idle Time
        • Handbook of Graphic Arts Equations, Second Edition
          • Basis Weight and Grammage
          • M Weight
          • Ream Weight
          • Equivalent Weights of Paper
          • Hundred Weight (CWT)
          • The Price of Paper
          • Bulk Determination
          • Cubic Area of Skids and Rolls
          • Apparent Density
          • Roll Length from Known Diameter, Weight, and Width
          • Roll Length from Known Diameter and Paper Caliper
          • Roll Weight in Pounds
          • Sheet Optimization
          • ABC System of International Paper Size
          • Total Dot Gain
          • Physical Dot Gain
          • Print Contrast
          • Ink Trap (Preucil)
          • Ink Trap (Brunner)
          • Hue Error and Grayness
          • Density
          • Reflectance/Opacity
          • Ink Absorption of Paper
          • Paper Surface Efficiency
          • Printing Cylinder Calculations
          • Color Spaces
          • Color Difference
          • Chroma and Hue Angle
          • GATF Color Circle and Color Hexagon
          • Ink Consumption
          • The Point System
          • The x-Height of Letters
          • Gray Levels
          • Scanning Resolution for Halftones
          • Scanning Resolution for Continuous-Tone Printers
          • Scanning Resolution for Video/Multimedia
          • Scanning Resolution for Line Art
          • File Size
          • Halftone Screen Frequency and Output Resolution
          • Gradient Fill Steps
          • Haftone Dot Size
          • Unsharp Masking
          • Scaling for Enlargement or Reduction
          • Telecommunications Transfer Speeds
          • Nonmetric to Metric Conversions
          • Metric to Nonmetric Conversions
          • Temperature Conversions
        • Paper Buying Primer
          • Introduction
          • Preparing to Write an Order
          • Paper Types
          • Ordering Paper in Sheets
          • Ordering Paper in Rolls
          • How Paper Is Priced
          • How to Place a Making Order
          • Paper Spoilage Allowance
          • Sampling Programs
          • Paper Conditioning
          • Handling Paper Complaints
          • Selecting Envelopes
        • Print Production Management Primer
          • What Does a Production Manager Do?
          • Think Backward During Order Entry
          • Where Are the Missing Specs?
          • The Estimate As a Springboard
          • Catch Pitfalls at Order Entry Time
          • No Excuse for No Proof
          • Production Standards Are Sorely Needed
          • Leadership—Not Quotas—Improves Productivity
          • Cutting the High Cost of Errors
          • Usual Places to Catch Errors in Printing Jobs
          • Eliminating the Root Causes of Errors
          • Teams Uncover and Stamp Out the Causes of Errors
          • The High Cost of Idle Time—and How to Reduce It
          • Sales vs. Production: Round 1
          • Sales vs. Production: Round 2
          • What Really Motivates People
        • Print Production Scheduling Primer
          • ASAP Is Not a Delivery Date
          • Honesty Is the Best Policy
          • Scheduling Requires a Brave Leader
          • Schedulers Need a Visual Aid
          • Keep Jobs on Track with a Scheduling System
          • Scheduling Is in the Cards
          • Everyone Should Know the Schedule
          • Avoid Idle Time in Schedules
          • With Constant Changes, Why Schedule?
          • Effective Scheduling Always Pays Off
          • Computer Assisted Scheduling
        • Printing Estimating Primer
          • Never Underestimate Your Estimator
          • The Best Way to Run a Job
          • Planning Jobs from Back to Front
          • Finding the Best Sheet Size
          • Determining Paper Waste
          • How Much Will It Cost?
          • The Cost of Traditional Prepress
          • Calculating the Cost of Electronic Prepress
          • The Cost of Presswork
          • Estimating the Lithographic inks
          • The Cost of Guillotine Cutting
          • Estimating Buckle Folding
          • Saddle Stitching and Perfecting
          • Estimating Digital Presswork
          • Estimating Software: A Buyer’s Checklist
        • Printing Estimating, 5th Edition: Costing and Pricing Print and Digital Media
          • The Scope and Function of Printing Estimating
          • Developing a Cost Estimating System
          • Management Information Systems for Print and Digital Imaging
          • Estimating Paper
          • Estimating Ink
          • Estimating Electronic Prepress
          • Estimating Digital Media for Print and Graphic Communication
          • Estimating Sheetfed Lithographic Press Production
          • Estimating Postpress Production
          • Estimating Web Print Production
        • Printing Production Management
          • Manufacturing Systems and Strategy
          • Company Organization
          • Equipment Planning
          • Break-Even Point Analysis
          • Financial Aspects of Equipment Investing
          • Further Aspects of Equipment Investing
          • Plant Locations and Optimization
          • Production System Administration
          • Multiple-Image Layout Planning
          • Digital Prepress Work Allocation
          • Multi-Sheet Product Planning
          • Digital Printing Scheduling
          • Complex Scheduling Dynamics
          • Production Control Systems
          • Inventory Optimization
          • Purchasing and Inventory Strategy
          • Quality Assurance
          • Quality Control and Management
          • Managing People—Theory
          • Successful Printing Management
          • Manufacturing for Competitive Advantage
      • Sales & Customer Service
        • Customer Satisfaction Surveys: Samples from the Industry
          • Postcard Surveys
          • Mail and Fax Surveys
          • Online Surveys
        • Customer Service in the Printing Industry
          • Understanding the Customer’s Point of View
          • The Sales Department and Customer Care
          • Estimating
          • The Customer Service Representative
          • Training CSRs to Assure Success
          • Communication Techniques
          • Providing Value
          • Production Management
          • Scheduling Work
          • Team Building
          • Putting It All Together
        • Hot Topics: How to Become a Selling Expert
          • Creating Value with Print
          • Color Sells
          • Turning the Conversation away from Price
          • Rebranding in a Multi-Channel World
          • Priming for Success in the Cross-Media Universe
          • Making Customers New Again
          • Gain a Competitive Advantage
          • Business Makeover: Roadmap to Business Development
          • Selling Really Needs Back-to-Basics Strategy
          • The Right Salespeople
          • The Solution Sale Proposition
          • High-Performance Teams
          • Motivation in Tough Times
        • Managing Mavericks
          • Sales Managers with the Right Stuff
          • Psychological Profiling of Mavericks
          • From Maverick to President: A Profiling Exercise
          • Completing the Transition
          • Pre-Interviewing Activities That Pay Off
          • Conducting Effective Interviews
          • Post-Interviewing Activities
          • Breaking in the New Mavericks
          • Riding Shotgun with Your Mavericks
          • Motivating Mavericks
          • Managing Mavericks
          • The Code of the Old West
          • The Sales Manager’s Manual
        • Nine Steps to Efficient Press OKs
          • Preparing for the Press OK
          • Performing the Press OK
        • Playbook for Selling Success in the Graphic Arts Industry
          • Introduction
          • Knowledge of Self, Company, Industry, and Economy
          • The Art of Selling
          • The Science of to Whom Do I Sell?
          • The Importance of My Personal Brand
          • The Selling-on-Purpose Action Plan
          • The Low-Cost Self-Marketing Plan
          • Three Main Learning Points I’ve Internalized
          • Additional Marketing Worksheets
          • Tips from the Best: Support Quotations
        • Printing Sales Contracts: Samples from the Industry
          • Fulfillment Agreement I: Fulfillment Agreement
          • Fulfillment Agreement II: Agreement for Fulfillment Services
          • Fulfillment Agreement III: The ABC Printing Company Fulfillment Services Agreement
          • Printing/Service Agreement I: Contract for Printing
          • Printing/Service Agreement II: Services Agreement
          • Printing/Service Agreement III: Bank Printing Agreement
          • Printing/Service Agreement VI: Commercial Printing Service Agreement
          • Printing/Service Agreement V: Commercial Agreement
          • Magazine Agreement I: Magazine Agreement
          • Magazine Agreement II: Magazine Agreement Proposal
          • Magazine Agreement III: Printing Agreement
          • Book Agreement: Book Print Manufacturing Services Agreement
          • Confidentiality Agreement I: Print Supplier Confidentiality Agreement
          • Confidentiality Agreement II: Printing Client Confidentiality Agreement
          • Confidentiality Agreement III: Confidentiality Agreement
          • Cooperative Production Support Services Agreement
        • Win Top-of-Mind Positioning
          • The Graphic Arts Landscape
          • Sales/Customer Service Excellence
          • Marketing Excellence
          • View From the Top
      • Social Media
        • Grapevine 2.0: Monitor and Protect Your Brand Online (MicroLesson)
        • LinkedIn 101: Get the Most Out of Your Network (MicroLesson)
        • Social Media Field Guide
          • The Lay of the Land
          • Why Make the Journey
          • Starting the Trek
          • Navigating the Social Media Chanels
          • Tips for Social Media Travelers
          • Social Media Road Trip
    • Careers & Training
      • Bindery Training
        • Bindery Instructor’s Training Manual
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Introduction to Binding and Finishing
          • Quality and Production Control
          • Job Requirements and Responsibilities
          • Interpreting a Job Jacket
          • Overview of OSHA Law
          • Human Health and Safety
          • Safely Operating Binding and Finishing Equipment
          • Interpreting a Material Safety Data Sheet
          • Equipment Checklist
          • Safety Inspection
          • Paper Properties and Considerations
          • Paper Types and Specifications
          • Paper Handling and Problems
          • Paper Stacking
          • Checking Squareness
          • Production Planning: Imposition
          • Production Planning: Page and Press Sheet Layout
          • Preflighting Jobs
          • Making a Folding Dummy
          • Conducting a Preflight
          • Cutter Safety
          • Overview of Cutting
          • Cutting Machines
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Cutting Problems
          • Cutter Knife Maintenance
          • Ruling, Measuring, and Markup
          • Programming and Cutting
          • Folder Safety
          • Overview of Folding
          • Types of Folding Machines
          • Infeed and Delivery
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Folding Problems
          • Folder Maintenance
          • Making Ready a Buckle Folder
          • Setting up a Continuous Feeder
          • Setting up a Slitter Shaft
          • Stitching Machine Safety
          • Overview of Stitching
          • Stitching Machine Components
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Saddle Stitching Problems
          • Setup Sequence and Trimmer Setup
          • Setting Caliper and Transfer from Stitcher to Trimmer Infeed
          • Stitching Head Setup
          • Feeder and Delivery Setup
          • Maintenance
          • Adhesive Binding Safety
          • Overview of Adhesive Binding
          • Adhesive Binding Machine Components
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Adhesive Binding Problems
          • Main Controls, Milling, and Gluing
          • Cover Feeder, Nipping Station, and Delivery
          • Feeding Units and Start-up Procedures
        • Bindery Trainee Workbook
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Introduction to Binding and Finishing
          • Quality and Production Control
          • Job Requirements and Responsibilities
          • Interpreting a Job Jacket
          • Overview of OSHA Law
          • Human Health and Safety
          • Safely Operating Binding and Finishing Equipment
          • Interpreting a Material Safety Data Sheet
          • Equipment Checklist
          • Safety Inspection
          • Paper Properties and Considerations
          • Paper Types and Specifications
          • Paper Handling and Problems
          • Paper Stacking
          • Checking Squareness
          • Production Planning: Imposition
          • Production Planning: Page and Press Sheet Layout
          • Preflighting Jobs
          • Making a Folding Dummy
          • Conducting a Preflight
          • Cutter Safety
          • Overview of Cutting
          • Cutting Machines
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Cutting Problems
          • Cutter Knife Maintenance
          • Ruling, Measuring, and Markup
          • Programming and Cutting
          • Folder Safety
          • Overview of Folding
          • Types of Folding Machines
          • Infeed and Delivery
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Folding Problems
          • Folder Maintenance
          • Making Ready a Buckle Folder
          • Setting up a Continuous Feeder
          • Setting up a Slitter Shaft
          • Stitching Machine Safety
          • Overview of Stitching
          • Stitching Machine Components
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Saddle Stitching Problems
          • Setup Sequence and Trimmer Setup
          • Setting Caliper and Transfer from Stitcher to Trimmer Infeed
          • Stitching Head Setup
          • Feeder and Delivery Setup
          • Maintenance
          • Adhesive Binding Safety
          • Overview of Adhesive Binding
          • Adhesive Binding Machine Components
          • Auxiliary Equipment
          • Troubleshooting Adhesive Binding Problems
          • Main Controls, Milling, and Gluing
          • Cover Feeder, Nipping Station, and Delivery
          • Feeding Units and Start-up Procedures
      • Careers
        • Careers in Printing: The Original Information Media
          • The Beginning: Getting Acquainted
          • What You Should Know About Printing Processes
          • Industry Outlook: Vital Signs
          • What You Should Know About Print Markets
          • What You Should Know About the History of Print
          • The Crystal Ball: Does Print Have a Future
          • Career Close-ups: Technical Roles: Prepress
          • Career Close-ups: Technical Roles: Press
          • Career Close-ups: Technical Roles: Bindery
          • Career Close-ups: Professional Roles
          • Resources: How to Get There
          • Resources: Schools
          • Resources: Associations
        • Graphic Arts Training Essentials: Best Practices for Student Success
          • The Big Picture: The Landscape of Adult Learning
          • Ask, Ask, Ask: Common Questions
          • Get What You Want: Analyzing and Assessing Your Training Needs
          • Know Yourself: Student Assessment
          • Student Classroom Activities
          • Summing It Up: A Complete Strategy for Training
        • Graphic Arts Training Essentials: Best Teaching Practices for Graphic Arts Trainers
          • Getting It Together: Training Providers and Instructional Design
          • Instructing Adults: Motivation to “Go Back to Class”
          • How and Where: Course Delivery and Class Locations
          • The Requirements: Student and Teacher Prerequisites
          • Needs Assessment: Analyzing the Training Requirement
          • Learning Objectives: Guiding Students as They Learn
          • Assessments & Evaluations: Review, Test, and Measure a Student’s Knowledge and Get
          • Course Feedback
          • Course Preparation: Best Practices in the Classroom
          • Summary: Everything Must Come Together for Success
      • Orientation
        • Basics of Print Production, 2nd Edition
          • Introduction
          • Specifications
          • Sizes and Configurations
          • Photography and Illustrations
          • Paper
          • The Mechanical
          • Scans and Color
          • Proofing
          • Printing
          • Finishing
          • Binding
          • Packaging
          • Shipping
        • Introduction to Graphic Communication
          • What Is Graphic Communication?
          • History of Printing
          • History of the Internet and the World Wide Web
          • Technological Transitions and Implementing New Technology
          • Industry Segments
          • Paper, Ink, Toner
          • Prepress
          • Printing Process
          • Postpress and Finishing
          • Telecommunication
          • Printing Industry Business Practices
          • Sustainable Graphic Communication and Corporate Responsibility in Print
        • PrintScape
          • Introduction
          • Pathfinder: Creating a Career in the Printing Industry
          • Print Production: The Journey of a Job
          • Snapshot: What You Should Know about the Major Printing Processes
          • Paper and Ink: Essential Ingredients
          • Job Creation: Putting It All Together
          • Prepress: Where the Production Journey Begins
          • Presswork: Showtime!
          • Last but Not Least: Binding, Finishing, and Mailing
          • Safe Keeping: Environmental Health and Safety in the Printing Industry
          • Quality Management
          • A Lifetime of Learning: Print Training, Education, and Professional Development
          • Crystal Ball: Printing Industry Trends
        • Understanding Graphic Communication
          • The Gutenberg-McLuhan-Moore Triad: The Printing Industry’s DNA
          • The Harvest of Wisdom: A Tribute to Nolan Moore
          • Graphic Communication As a Part of Human Nature
          • Ethics in the Graphic Arts
          • Organizational Communication
          • Inventiveness and Patents in the Graphic Arts
          • Literacy and the Printing Industry
          • Modern Philosophies of Printing
      • Prepress Training
        • Prepress Instructor’s Manual
          • Introduction to Graphic Communications
          • Introduction to Prepress Hardware
          • Digital File Basics
          • Introduction to Prepress Software
          • Introduction to Digital Output
          • Design and Typography
          • Color Specification
          • Image-editing Software
          • Illustration Software
          • Page Layout Software
          • Acrobat and PDF
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Client Analysis
          • Digital File Formats
          • Font Management
          • Preflighting
          • Digital Field Problems and Solutions
          • Proofing
          • Color Appreciation
          • Color Reproduction
          • Digital Image Basics
          • Hardware and Software
          • Introduction to Color Management
          • Reproduction Models
          • Paper Considerations
          • Press Considerations
          • Folding and Binding Considerations
          • Finishing Considerations
          • Digital Prepress Workflow
          • PDF Creation
          • Advanced Output
          • Advanced Proofing
          • Platesetters
          • Digital Trapping
          • Digital Imposition
          • Prepress Review
        • Prepress Trainee’s Manual
          • Introduction to Graphic Communications
          • Introduction to Prepress Hardware
          • Digital File Basics
          • Introduction to Prepress Software
          • Introduction to Digital Output
          • Design and Typography
          • Color Specification
          • Image-editing Software
          • Illustration Software
          • Page Layout Software
          • Acrobat and PDF
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Client Analysis
          • Digital File Formats
          • Font Management
          • Preflighting
          • Digital Field Problems and Solutions
          • Proofing
          • Color Appreciation
          • Color Reproduction
          • Digital Image Basics
          • Hardware and Software
          • Introduction to Color Management
          • Reproduction Models
          • Paper Considerations
          • Press Considerations
          • Folding and Binding Considerations
          • Finishing Considerations
          • Digital Prepress Workflow
          • PDF Creation
          • Advanced Output
          • Advanced Proofing
          • Platesetters
          • Digital Trapping
          • Digital Imposition
          • Prepress Review
      • Safety Training
        • Ergonomics Training Program
          • Working Smarter, Not Harder
          • Working Together
          • Worksite Evaluation
          • Controlling Ergonomic Issues
          • Office Ergonomics
          • Common Solutions
          • The Toolbox
        • What You Need to Know for Safe Equipment Operation
          • How to Use This Guide
          • Amputations and Other Serious Injuries
          • Incident Descriptions
          • Related Standards
          • Related Equipment
          • Recognizing Hazards
          • Control Options
          • Common Hazard Control Solutions
          • Prevention Planning
      • Sheetfed Training
        • Sheetfed Offset Instructor Manual
          • History and Principles of Offset Lithography
          • Introduction to the Sheetfed Offset Press
          • Identifying Sheetfed Press Configurations
          • Identifying Sheetfed Offset Systems
          • General Safety
          • Chemical Safety
          • Physical Safety
          • Electrical Safety
          • Press Safety
          • Sheet Feed, Register, and Delivery Safety
          • Printing Unit Safety
          • Production Safety
          • Feeder System Principles
          • Paper Manufacture
          • Paper Properties
          • Paper Types
          • Paper Selection
          • Paper Handling and Protection
          • Paper Problems
          • Feeder Problems
          • Loading Paper on the Pileboard
          • Setting Sheet Pickup and Feed Devices
          • Setting Feedboard Devices
          • Sheet Register System Principles
          • Infeed and Sheet Transfer
          • Setting Front Guides
          • Setting Side Guides
          • Setting the Sheet Detectors
          • Setting Infeed and Transfer Grippers
          • Setting Sheet Transfer Devices
          • Delivery System Principles
          • Sheet Register System and Delivery Problems
          • Controlling Sheet Delivery
          • Maintaining the Delivery
          • Printing Unit Principles
          • Lithographic Plates
          • Blankets
          • Packing and Printing Pressures
          • Printing Unit Problems
          • Preparing Plate Cylinder(s)
          • Preparing Blanket Cylinder(s)
          • Packing Plate and Blanket
          • Mounting the Blanket
          • Mounting/Removing Plate
          • Aligning/Adjusting Cylinders
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink and Color Theory
          • Ink Characteristics
          • Selecting and Using Lithographic Inks
          • Inking Problems
          • Preparing the Inking System
          • Operating the Inking System
          • Mixing Ink
          • Care and Maintenance of the Inking System
          • Dampening System Principles and Practices
          • Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Dampening Problems
          • Preparing the Conventional Dampening System
          • Operating the Conventional Dampening System
          • Preparing the Continuous-Flow Dampening System
          • Operating the Continuous-Flow Dampening System
          • Premakeready
          • Makeready
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Understanding Quality Control Devices and Test Images
          • Makeready Problems
          • Preparing the Sheetfed Offset Press
          • Making Trial Impressions and Producing the OK Sheet
          • Inspection of Press Sheets
          • Control of Press Functions
          • Control of Color on Press
          • Control of Color Register
          • Printing Problems
          • Maintaining Quality and Color During the Pressrun
          • Correcting Problems on Press
          • Equipment Maintenance and Mechanics
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program
          • Performing Preventive Maintenance Regularly
        • Sheetfed Offset Trainee Manual
          • History and Principles of Offset Lithography
          • Introduction to the Sheetfed Offset Press
          • Identifying Sheetfed Press Configurations
          • Identifying Sheetfed Offset Systems
          • General Safety
          • Chemical Safety
          • Physical Safety
          • Electrical Safety
          • Press Safety
          • Sheet Feed, Register, and Delivery Safety
          • Printing Unit Safety
          • Production Safety
          • Feeder System Principles
          • Paper Manufacture
          • Paper Properties
          • Paper Types
          • Paper Selection
          • Paper Handling and Protection
          • Paper Problems
          • Feeder Problems
          • Loading Paper on the Pileboard
          • Setting Sheet Pickup and Feed Devices
          • Setting Feedboard Devices
          • Sheet Register System Principles
          • Infeed and Sheet Transfer
          • Setting Front Guides
          • Setting Side Guides
          • Setting the Sheet Detectors
          • Setting Infeed and Transfer Grippers
          • Setting Sheet Transfer Devices
          • Delivery System Principles
          • Sheet Register System and Delivery Problems
          • Controlling Sheet Delivery
          • Maintaining the Delivery
          • Printing Unit Principles
          • Lithographic Plates
          • Blankets
          • Packing and Printing Pressures
          • Printing Unit Problems
          • Preparing Plate Cylinder(s)
          • Preparing Blanket Cylinder(s)
          • Packing Plate and Blanket
          • Mounting the Blanket
          • Mounting/Removing Plate
          • Aligning/Adjusting Cylinders
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink and Color Theory
          • Ink Characteristics
          • Selecting and Using Lithographic Inks
          • Inking Problems
          • Preparing the Inking System
          • Operating the Inking System
          • Mixing Ink
          • Care and Maintenance of the Inking System
          • Dampening System Principles and Practices
          • Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Dampening Problems
          • Preparing the Conventional Dampening System
          • Operating the Conventional Dampening System
          • Preparing the Continuous-Flow Dampening System
          • Operating the Continuous-Flow Dampening System
          • Premakeready
          • Makeready
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Understanding Quality Control Devices and Test Images
          • Makeready Problems
          • Preparing the Sheetfed Offset Press
          • Making Trial Impressions and Producing the OK Sheet
          • Inspection of Press Sheets
          • Control of Press Functions
          • Control of Color on Press
          • Control of Color Register
          • Printing Problems
          • Maintaining Quality and Color During the Pressrun
          • Correcting Problems on Press
          • Equipment Maintenance and Mechanics
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program
          • Performing Preventive Maintenance Regularly
      • Web Training
        • Web Offset Instructor Manual
          • History and Principles of Offset Lithography
          • Introduction to the Web Offset Press
          • Completing a Web Offset Press Specification Worksheet
          • General Safety
          • Chemical Safety
          • Physical Safety
          • Electrical Safety
          • Press Safety
          • Infeed and Delivery Safety
          • Printing Unit Safety
          • Production Safety
          • Infeed System Principles
          • Describing Paper
          • Paper Requirements
          • Roll Ordering and Handling
          • Paper Problems
          • Paper Waste
          • Web Tension
          • Web Guides, Cutoff Controls, and Web Break Detectors
          • Infeed Problems
          • Handling Paper Rolls
          • Preparing the Infeed
          • Webbing the Press
          • Controlling Web Tension
          • Blanket and Plate Cylinder Principles
          • Offset Plates
          • Blankets
          • Cylinder Packing
          • Blanket and Plate Cylinder Problems
          • Preparing Blanket Cylinders
          • Mounting/Removing Blankets
          • Plate Bending
          • Preparing Plate Cylinders
          • Mounting/Removing Plates
          • Checking/Resetting Bearer Pressures
          • Care and Maintenance
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink and Color Theory
          • Ink Characteristics
          • Selecting and Using Lithographic Inks
          • Inking Problems
          • Preparing the Inking System
          • Operating the Inking System
          • Care and Maintenance of the Inking System
          • Dampening System Principles and Practices
          • Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Plate Dampening Problems
          • Preparing Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Operating Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Preparing Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Operating Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Factors That Affect Ink Drying
          • Types of Dryers and Dryer Requirements
          • Chill Roll Principles
          • Dryer and Chill Roll Problems
          • Controlling and Operating the Dryer
          • Controlling and Operating the Chill Rolls
          • Maintaining the Dryer
          • Maintaining the Chill Rolls
          • Functions and Components
          • In-Line Finishing
          • Delivery Problems
          • Operating the Folder
          • Operating the Sheeter
          • Operating the Rewinder
          • Makeready Procedures and Job Assignments
          • Understanding Quality Control Devices and Test Images
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Makeready Problems
          • Preparing the Web Offset Press
          • Achieving Register
          • Bringing the Press Up to Color
          • Control of Register
          • Control of Color
          • Standard Viewing Conditions
          • Printing Problems
          • Press Startup and Checking Instructions from Previous Shift
          • Maintaining Consistent Quality and Color
          • Washing up the Press
          • Equipment Maintenance
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program
          • Performing Preventive Maintenance Regularly
        • Web Offset Trainee Manual
          • History and Principles of Offset Lithography
          • Introduction to the Web Offset Press
          • Completing a Web Offset Press Specification Worksheet
          • General Safety
          • Chemical Safety
          • Physical Safety
          • Electrical Safety
          • Press Safety
          • Infeed and Delivery Safety
          • Printing Unit Safety
          • Production Safety
          • Infeed System Principles
          • Describing Paper
          • Paper Requirements
          • Roll Ordering and Handling
          • Paper Problems
          • Paper Waste
          • Web Tension
          • Web Guides, Cutoff Controls, and Web Break Detectors
          • Infeed Problems
          • Handling Paper Rolls
          • Preparing the Infeed
          • Webbing the Press
          • Controlling Web Tension
          • Blanket and Plate Cylinder Principles
          • Offset Plates
          • Blankets
          • Cylinder Packing
          • Blanket and Plate Cylinder Problems
          • Preparing Blanket Cylinders
          • Mounting/Removing Blankets
          • Plate Bending
          • Preparing Plate Cylinders
          • Mounting/Removing Plates
          • Checking/Resetting Bearer Pressures
          • Care and Maintenance
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink and Color Theory
          • Ink Characteristics
          • Selecting and Using Lithographic Inks
          • Inking Problems
          • Preparing the Inking System
          • Operating the Inking System
          • Care and Maintenance of the Inking System
          • Dampening System Principles and Practices
          • Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Plate Dampening Problems
          • Preparing Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Operating Conventional Dampening Systems
          • Preparing Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Operating Continuous-Flow Dampening Systems
          • Factors That Affect Ink Drying
          • Types of Dryers and Dryer Requirements
          • Chill Roll Principles
          • Dryer and Chill Roll Problems
          • Controlling and Operating the Dryer
          • Controlling and Operating the Chill Rolls
          • Maintaining the Dryer
          • Maintaining the Chill Rolls
          • Functions and Components
          • In-Line Finishing
          • Delivery Problems
          • Operating the Folder
          • Operating the Sheeter
          • Operating the Rewinder
          • Makeready Procedures and Job Assignments
          • Understanding Quality Control Devices and Test Images
          • Application of Reflection Densitometry
          • Makeready Problems
          • Preparing the Web Offset Press
          • Achieving Register
          • Bringing the Press Up to Color
          • Control of Register
          • Control of Color
          • Standard Viewing Conditions
          • Printing Problems
          • Press Startup and Checking Instructions from Previous Shift
          • Maintaining Consistent Quality and Color
          • Washing up the Press
          • Equipment Maintenance
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program
          • Performing Preventive Maintenance Regularly
    • Technical Topics
      • Automation
        • Best Practices for Print Automation
          • Introduction
          • Benefits of JDF-enabled Process Automation
          • Challenges Each Printer Will Face
          • Phased Approach for JDF-enabled Print Automation
          • Change Management
          • Obtaining C-Level Support
          • Working with Vendors
          • Training
          • Working with Customers
          • Technical Considerations
          • Operational Considerations
          • Top 15 Tips for a Successful Implementation
        • Guia practica impression automatizada
          • Introduccion
          • Desafios que debe afrontar el impesor
          • Metodo gradual de automatizacion de imprenta con JDF
          • Gestion del cambio
          • Obtener el respaldo de la direccion de empresa
          • Relacion con provedores
          • Formacion
          • Relacion con los clients
          • Informacion al cliente
          • Consideraciones operativas
          • 15 sugerencias para su puesta en practica con exito
        • Hot Topics: JDF: What It Is and Where It Is Going
          • JDF: What It Is and Where It Is Going
          • JDF and JMF: What Are the Benefits?
          • JDF: Status, Updates, and Workflow Solutions (2009)
          • JDF: Status, Updates, and Workflow Solutions (2010)
          • Where Does Workflow End?
          • Optimizing Workflow through Integration
          • Automation and JDF in Production
          • Integration Techniques for an Automation Production Facility
          • The Role of MIS in Digital Workflow
          • Automation and MIS
          • Management Information Systems
          • Print Business Management Software
          • Printing: Becoming a Computer-Centric Business
          • Looking to the Future
        • JDF Workflow
          • Introduction
          • Workflow Basics
          • Print Workflow Models
          • History of Metadata and Its Application
          • A Brief Introduction to XML
          • Introduction to JMF
          • Job Messaging Format (JMF)
          • Order Management Systems
          • Prepress
          • Press
          • Postpress
          • Packaging Printing
          • JDF/JMF Projects
        • Print Talk (Spanish)
          • Estructura PrintTalk
          • Diagramas de Flujo de Trabajo PrintTalk
          • Uso de Identificadores PrintTalk
          • Ejemplos
      • Binding, Finishing, & Mailing
        • At the Finishing Line
          • Back to the Beginning
          • Binding and Finishing at Last
          • Slicing and Dicing
          • Know When to Fold ‘Em
          • Down to the Wire
          • Practice Makes Perfect Binding
          • The Case of the Hardcover Book
          • No Loose Ends: Mechanical Binding
          • Taking Stock of Paper
          • Where Is the Finishing Line?
        • Binding, Finishing, and Mailing: The Final Word
          • Postpress Knowledge Sells Printing
          • Mid-Decade Postpress Outlook
          • Designers, Printers, and Finishers Should Talk
          • Project Planning Starts at the Finish
          • Planning Impositions
          • Smart Marks
          • Preflight in the Bindery
          • Efficient Makereadies
          • Book and Booklet Binding Overview
          • Cutting
          • Folding
          • Specialty Folding
          • Adhesive-Binding Glue Options
          • Adhesive-Binding Testing Methods
          • Perfect Binding
          • PUR Glue Binding
          • Lay-Flat Adhesive Binding
          • Saddle Stitching
          • Loop Stitching
          • On-Demand Book Binding
          • Choose the Right Mechanical Binding Method
          • Wire-O Binding
          • Plastic Spiral Binding
          • Spiral Wire Binding
          • Plastic Comb Binding
          • Cased-In Wire-O Binding
          • Case Binding
          • Easy-Release and Seam Glue
          • Remoistenable Glue
          • Loose-Leaf Ring Binders
          • Catalog Binders
          • Managing Digitally Printed Materials
          • UV and Press-Applied Coatings
          • Film Laminating
          • Embossing and Debossing
          • Foil Stamping
          • Diecutting
          • Diecutting Die File Creation
          • Rotary Scoring
          • Mounting
          • Double-Sided Taping
          • Media/Information Packaging
          • Point-of-Purchase Displays
          • Tabbing
          • Indexing
          • Attaching
          • Magazine Inserts
          • Poly-Bagging
          • Handwork and Assembly
          • Prevent Transit Marking
          • Mailing: A Historical Overview
          • Direct Mail Planning
          • Data-Processing Management
          • Inkjet Imaging
          • Digital Printing
          • Continuous-Laser Printing
          • Odd Mail Shapes
          • Return Address Labels
          • Preplanned Quick-Mail Packets
          • Commingling
          • Drop Shipping
          • Fulfillment
          • Postpress Quality Assurance
          • Simplicity Is a Virtue
          • Spoilage
          • ISO 9000 Certification
          • Managing Business Growth and Expansion
          • Vertical Integration
          • Outsourcing
          • Finding and Keeping Good Employees
        • Direct Mail Pal 2012
          • Direct Mail: A Compelling Way to Spread Your Word
          • A Brief History of Direct Mail
          • Convergence: Direct Mail, Digital Print, and Airwave Media
          • USPS Mail Classifications and Rules
          • Postal Rate Changes: A Fact of Life
          • Set Realistic Mailing Objectives
          • Direct Mail Program Planning
          • Account Management
          • Communication
          • Electronic Updates
          • Testing
          • Quality Assurance
          • Production-Friendly Direct Mail Layouts
          • Postal-Friendly Envelope Design
          • Data Processing Format and Record Layout
          • Mailing Lists
          • Data Cleansing
          • Palletization
          • Nth Criteria Select
          • Building Data Tables
          • Address and Barcode Standards
          • PDF Workflow
          • 100% Mailings
          • Postcard Programs
          • Label Programs
          • Letter Text and Variable Imaging
          • Levels of Personalization
          • Continuous Laser Imaging
          • Inserting Technology
          • Label-Aire
          • Inside/Outside Inkjet Imaging on Saddle Stitching Machinery
          • Specialty Direct Mail Products and Finishing
          • Cutting
          • Folding
          • Gluing
          • Remoistenable Gluing
          • Matching, Bursting, and Converting High-Volume Mailings
          • Polybagging
          • Mail Security
          • Commingling
          • Presort Service, Co-Mailing, and Co-Palletizing
          • Drop Shipping
          • Materials Handling/Logistics
          • USPS Confirm Service
          • Response Management
          • General Questions for a Typical Direct Mail Campaign
          • Sample Job Checklist
          • Sample List of Required Information
          • Sample Quality Checkpoints Form
          • Incoming File Preparation
          • Dedupe Merge/Purge Form
          • Merge/Purge and Data Manipulation Q&A
          • Sample Merge/Purge Report Fields
          • Presort
          • Barcode Standards
          • Image Proofing Procedural Standards
          • Lettershop Procedures
          • An Overs/Spoilage Guide for Specialty Finishing
          • Drop-Ship Logistics
          • Managing Client Samples
          • Account Management Materials Tips
          • Fulfillment
          • Typical Grain Direction on Cut-Sheet Laser Printers
          • Common Folding Diagrams
          • About Paper and Coatings
          • Standard Mail Postage Rates under 3.3 Ounces
          • Standard Mail Postage Rates: Letters and Flats over 3.3 Ounces
          • Nonprofit Standard Mail Postage Rates
          • Nonprofit Standard Mail Postage Rates: Letters and Flats over 3.3 Ounces
          • Frequently Used Acronyms and Abbreviations
        • Hot Topics: After It’s Printed-Finish It! Bind It! Mail It!
          • Direct Mail—Connecting Technology and Relevance
          • Direct Mail Reinventing Itself
          • Growth Opportunities Paint new Print Finishing Landscape
          • Folding and Gluing Adds Value—Plus
          • In-Line vs. Offline—Finding the Right Fit
          • Push Comes to Shove: Attachment = Productivity Gains
          • Wrapping Up the Print Job
          • Software’s Vital Role in the Mailing Business
          • Going Green with Mailing Software in 2009
          • Success Is More than Clean Data
          • Mailing Services Offer Competitive Edge
          • A Guide to Sleeping Better at Night
          • USPS Challenges
          • Progress n Tax-on-Postage
        • A Short History of Binding
          • The Origins of Bookmaking and Bookbinding
          • Bookbinding in Early Europe
          • Bookbinding in Early America
          • Bookbinding and the Industrial Revolution
          • Binding Today
      • Color
        • Color and Its Reproduction
          • Color Perception Basics
          • Complex Image Color Perception
          • Color Measurement
          • Color Reproduction Principles
          • Color Imaging Progress
          • Digital Color Systems
          • Paper and Ink
          • Color Printing
          • Printing Systems Calibration
          • Color Reproduction Objectives and Strategies
          • Color Separation
          • Color Correction
          • Color Proofing
          • Color Specification Techniques
          • Color Communication
        • Color Essentials Volume 1
          • Color Reproduction Objectives
          • High-Fidelity Color
          • Tone Reproduction
          • Gray (Color) Balance
          • Color Saturation
          • Color Halftoning I
          • Color Halftoning II
          • High-Resolution Color
          • Color Image Sharpness
          • Fifty Years of Color Scanning
          • Digital Color
          • Predicting Color Reproduction
          • Color Printing Quality
          • Principles of Color Reproduction: A Classic Revisited
        • Color Essentials Volume 2
          • Color Quality and Business Strategy
          • Color Vision I
          • Color Vision II
          • The Number of Printable Colors
          • Ink-Paper Color
          • Color Printing Dynamics
          • Ideal Color Sequence
          • Additivity and Proportionality Failure
          • Color Systems Engineering—and Beyond
          • Color Management: Does It Really Work?
          • Color Separation Transitions
          • The Black Printer
          • Three Hundred Years of Color Reproduction I
          • Three Hundred Years of Color Reproduction II
        • Color Essentials Volume 3
          • Color Quality Decision Process
          • Learning Color Quality Judgment
          • Color Quality Limits—Are We There Yet?
          • “Wine and Cheese”: Timeless Excellence
          • “Exact” Color
          • The Art of “Preferred” Color
          • “Preferred” Color: Research and Guidelines
          • Color Specification Challenges
          • Practical Color Specification and Communication
          • Color Correction Concepts
          • Color Correction Refinement
          • The Color Correction Craft I
          • The Color Correction Craft II
          • 3D Color
          • Understanding Color Reproduction: A Guide to the Essays
        • Color Management Handbook: A Practical Guide
          • Introduction
          • Color Appreciation
          • Color Measurement
          • Color Management for Input Devices
          • Color Management for Monitors
          • Color Management for Proofers and Presses
          • Profiling Applications
          • Color Utilities
          • Color Management for Packaging
          • Color-Managed Workflows
          • Non-ICC Applications
          • Visual Color Evaluation
        • Field Guide to Color Reproduction
          • Color Reproduction Basics
          • Digital Color Systems
          • Color Reproduction Objectives
          • Paper and Ink
          • Color Printing
          • Color Separation
          • Evaluating Results
        • Hot Topics: Color Management
          • X, Y, and Z’s of Color Management
          • Controlling Color on Press
          • ROI: Upgrades to Color Management Efficiency
          • GRACoL: A Practical Investigation into the Specification
          • Color Management in the Pressroom
          • Color Management—Future Perspectives
          • Arthur Blank Company, Color Managing Your Gift Cards
          • Quality Printing Company: Expanding Color Technology
        • Understanding Digital Color
          • Fundamentals of Color
          • Color Measurement and Specification
          • Digitizing Color
          • The Color Original
          • Scanning and Digital Photography
          • Color Conversion and Separation
          • Color Management
          • PostScript and PDF
          • Output Systems
          • Workflow
          • File Preparation
          • Proofing
          • Digital Printing
          • Conventional Printing
      • Design & DTP
        • Desktop Publishing Primer
          • Introduction
          • Operating Systems and Computer Hardware
          • Digital Files and File Formats
          • PostScript and PDF
          • Design, Typography, and Color
          • Software Applications for Publishing
          • Graphic Arts Production Workflows
          • File and Font Management
          • Quality Control and Proofing
          • Networks and Online Services
        • Digital Photography for Print 
          • Introduction
          • Studio Equipment
          • File Formats and Applications
          • Image Fidelity
          • Color Management
          • Working with Printers
          • Pricing Digital Photography
          • Image Adjustment
        • Document Design Primer
          • Introduction
          • Getting Started
          • Design Basics I: Software
          • Design Basics II: Working with Text
          • Design Basics III: Working with Graphics
          • Newsletters
          • Booklets
          • Brochures
          • Envelopes, Letterhead, and Business Cards
          • Printing the Document
        • Guide to Desktop Publishing
          • Introduction to Graphic Communications
          • Introduction to Hardware
          • Computing Platforms
          • Introduction to Software
          • Digital File Basics
          • Introduction to PostScript
          • Design and Typography
          • Color Specification
          • Image Editing Software
          • Illustration Software
          • Page Layout Software
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Client Analysis
          • Imaging File Formats
          • Font Management
          • Digital File Transport
          • Preflighting
          • Proofing and Quality Control
          • The Future of Desktop Publishing
        • PDF Print Production Guide, 3rd Ed.
          • Basics of PDF
          • PDF Creation
          • PDF Production Tools
          • Automating PDF
          • In the Trenches
          • PDF Forms
        • Secrets Revealed: From the Mission Possible Seminar
          • Design Considerations for Print
          • Digital Image Files
          • Creating Bulletproof PDFs
          • Color Appreciation
          • Preflighting
          • All About Proofing
          • The Press Check
          • Prepress Potpourri
        • Typography Primer
          • A Brief History of Typography
          • The Evolution of Typographic Styles
          • Typography Basics
          • The Anatomy of Type
          • Typographical Measuring Systems
          • The Visual Science of Type
          • Typography and Grid Systems
          • Typographic Devices for Optimizing Visual Communication
          • Type and Color
          • Digital Type
        • Very Last Designer’s Guide to Digital, On-Demand, and Variable-Data Color Printing
          • Before You Begin: Adjust Your Expectations
          • Spots, Dots, and Pixels
          • Image Issues
          • Color Issues
          • Paper Issues
          • Typography and Text Issues
          • Variable-Data Workflow Issues
          • Database Issues
          • Preflighting Issues
          • Design Issues
          • Format Issues
          • Desktop Applications
          • Variable-Data Success Stories
          • The Ten Rules for Digital Printing Design
      • Digital & Variable-Data Printing
        • Guide to Direct-Image Presses
          • Introduction
          • Job Creation
          • Job Transmittal and Processing
          • Quality Control
          • Digital Proofing
          • DI Technologies
        • Handbook for Digital Printing and Variable-Data Printing
          • Introduction
          • Variable-Data Printing
          • Software for Variable-Data Printing
          • Workflow
          • Digital Print Production
          • PostScript and PDF
          • Digital Printing and VDP Languages and Output Formats
          • Output Technologies
          • Toners and Inks for Digital Printing
          • Data Acquisition, Management, and Enrichment
          • Cross-Media Personalized Marketing
          • The Business of Digital Printing
          • Digital Printing and the Plight of the Commercial Printer
        • Inkjet! 2nd Edition
          • The History of Inkjet Printing
          • The Component Era
          • The Wide-Format Era
          • Inkjet Printing Technology
          • Large-Format Sheetfed Inkjet Presses
          • Industrial Printing
          • Packaging Printing
          • Transaction and Transpromotional Printing
          • Production Inkjet Presses
          • Digital Printing Products
          • Drivers and Trends
        • On-Demand and Digital Printing Primer
          • Transitions, Mass Customization, and Automation
          • New Opportunities
          • The Printing Processes
          • Automating the Process: CIP4, JDF
          • What Is On-Demand Printing
          • Economics of On-Demand
          • Competing with Copiers
          • Digital Front Ends
          • The Role of Paper
          • Commercial Applications
          • Book Publishing
          • In-House Applications
          • The On-Demand Market
          • Sales and Marketing: The Real Challenge
          • Accepting Digital Files
          • Database Marketing’s Role
          • Products and Manufacturer Update
          • E-Commerce and Other Forces of Change
      • Environmental
        • Hot Topics: Green and Sustainable Printing, Part 1
          • Becoming a Green Sustainable Printer
          • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Launched
          • The Green Tornado
          • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
          • Becoming a Sustainable Green Printer: A Systematic Approach with EMS
          • Controlling Energy Costs
          • Energy Management at Hess Print Solutions
          • Sustainable Forestry Management and Chain of Custody Certification for Printers
          • Navigating the Chain of Custody
          • Investing in a Green Building
          • Green Business Practices Can Reduce Red Ink
        • Hot Topics: Green and Sustainable Printing, Part 2
          • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Moves Rapidly to Full Launch
          • SGP Frequently Asked Questions
          • How to Prepare a Sustainability Policy
          • The SGP Partnership Verification Process
          • Seeds: A Journey to Sustainability
          • Transit Benefit Packages: Driving the Triple-Bottom Line
          • Going Green with Mailing Software in 2009
          • Calculating and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
          • How Lean Is Print?
          • Getting Green Through Lean
          • Responsible Sourcing or Greening Your Supply Chain
          • “Green Advertising”
        • Sustainability Studies in Print
          • Alcom
          • Global Packaging
          • Monroe Litho
          • SunDance Marketing Solutions
          • T-Formation
      • General Lithographic Printing
        • Lithography Primer
          • The Printing Processes
          • History of Lithography
          • Lithographic Workflow
          • Composing Layouts
          • Tone and Color Reproduction
          • Plate Imaging
          • Lithographic Press
          • Papers for Lithography
          • Inks for Lithography
          • Finishing
          • Lithography: The State of the Art
        • Lo esencial de la litografia
          • Los procesos de impresion
          • Historia de la litografia
          • El proceso litografico
          • La computador en la litografia
          • Formacion de paginas
          • Procesamiento digital y fotografico de imagenes
          • Reproduccion de color por process
          • Armado de imagenes 
          • Hechura de planchas litograficas
          • Prensas litograficas
          • Papeles para litografia
          • Tintas para litografia
          • Terminados
          • Litografia: el futuro
      • Ink, Paper, & Materials
        • Chemistry for the Graphic Arts
          • An Introduction to Chemistry
          • Water, Acids, and Bases
          • Chemistry of the Compounds of Carbon
          • Chemistry of Photography and Proofing
          • Lithographic Plates
          • Image Carriers for Flexography, Screen, Gravure, Inkjet, and Other Printing Processes
          • Chemistry of Paper
          • Printing Inks, Toners, and Coatings
          • Chemistry of Paper
          • Printing Inks, Toners, and Coatings
          • Chemistry in the Pressroom
          • Safety, Health, and the Environment
        • Lo que el impresor debe saber sobre la tinta
          • Procesos de impresion
          • Compra de tintas de impresion
          • Color
          • Pigmentos
          • Fluidez
          • Secantes
          • Como fijan y secan las tintas de impresion
          • Fabricacion de tintas
          • Pruebas
          • Especificaciones para tintas de impresion
          • Tintas litograficas
          • Tintas para grabado
          • Tintas flexograficas
          • Tintas para prensa de tipos
          • Tintas para serigrafia
          • Toners y tintas especiales
        • Materials Handling for the Printer, 3rd Ed
          • Receiving
          • Load Platforms: Pallets and Skids
          • In-Plant Vehicles
          • Pallet Storage Racks
          • Warehouse
          • Prepress
          • Sheetfed Pressroom
          • Web Pressroom
          • Bindery, Finishing, and Mailing
          • Shipping
          • Waste and Trash Handling
          • Automated Materials Handling
          • Cost
        • Todo lo que el impresor debe saber acerca del papel
          • Recepcion, almacenaje y proteccion del papel
          • Funcionamiento del papel en la prensa offset de pliegos
          • Funcionamiento del papel en la prensa de bobina
          • El papel y su imprimibilidad
          • Aplicacion de los papeles
          • Calidades y especificaciones del papel
          • Soluciones de reclamaciones por el papel
          • Tecnologia y mediciones
          • Fabricacion del papel
        • What the Printer Should Know About Ink
          • The Printing Processes
          • Lithographic Inks
          • Gravure Inks
          • Flexographic Inks
          • Letterpress Inks
          • Screen Inks
          • Inkjet Inks
          • Toners and Specialty Inks
          • Pigments
          • Color Measurement and Control
          • Flow
          • Vehicles and Varnishes
          • Driers
          • How Printing Inks Set and Dry
          • Energy-Curing Inks and Coatings
          • Ink Manufacture
          • Testing of Printing Ink
          • Buying Printing Ink
          • Specification of Printing Ink
          • Health, Safety, and the Environment
        • What the Printer Should Know About Paper
          • Receiving, Storing, and Protecting Paper
          • Sheetfed Offset Paper Runnability
          • Web Paper Runnability
          • Paper and Printability
          • End-Use Requirements
          • Paper Grades and Specifications
          • Handling Paper Complaints
          • Technology and Measurement
          • The Manufacture of Paper
      • Lean Printing
        • Cleaning and Organizing: 5S for Printers
          • 5S—What Is It?
          • 5S Objectives
          • 5S and Visual Management
          • Fundamental Keys to 5S
          • Kaizen: 5S—Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
          • Kaizen Blitz Event Steps
        • Finding Printers’ Hidden Waste
          • The Ten Forms of Waste
          • Technical and Production Assessment
          • Best Practices: Operational Excellence (OPEX)
          • Best Practices: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
          • Best Practices: Value Stream Mapping
          • Let’s Develop a Value Stream Map
        • Hot Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Volume 1
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • Process Improvement at Flint Group North America: Driving Improvements to the
          • Bottom Line
          • Leading Change Successfully
          • Leveraging Six Sigma for Sales
          • Lean Six Sigma Opportunities
          • 5-S for Printers
          • What Is Muda?
          • Lean Six Sigma Yesterday and Today
          • Why Lean Isn’t Working in the Print Industry, and What You Should Be Doing About It!
          • Lean Is Dead; Long Live Lean
          • Management Responsibility toward 5S As a Continuous Improvement Program
        • Hot Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Volume 2
          • The Changing Road Map for Lean Printing
          • Total Production Maintenance
          • TPM 2: Optimizing Maintenance Effectiveness
          • 5-S for Printers
          • Makeready 1: Pre-Makeready Effectiveness
          • Makeready 2: Quick Changeover
          • Value Stream Mapping
          • Policy Deployment
        • Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success
          • The Premise for This Book
          • It Is All About Leadership
          • Culture of Success: Empowerment versus Control
          • Team, Team, Team!
          • Missions and Visions
          • Managing Change
          • Infrastructure Issues
          • Wrapping It All Together
          • Case Study Material
        • Lean Printing: Pathway to Success
          • Lean Foundations
          • History of Lean Evolution
          • 5S—The Beginnings of Lean
          • Setup Reduction
          • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
          • Quality at the Source: Building in Quality
          • Visual Management
          • Kaizen
          • Value Stream Mapping
          • Flow
          • Lean Success—Steps to Move Forward
        • Operational and Performance Excellence: The Shingo Model
          • What Are the Current Issues?
          • Achieving Excellence
          • The Shingo Model Guiding Principles for Operational Excellence
          • Scope of Transformation
          • Process Stability and Control
          • Key Applications of Print Production Excellence
          • Ten Steps to Operational Excellence: A Checklist
          • Operational Excellence Programs
        • Pit Stop Maintenance with TPM
          • Key Aspects of TPM
          • TPM Components
          • Autonomous Maintenance
          • Pit Stop Maintenance
        • Quick Changeover for Printers
          • Quick Changeover
          • Methodology
          • Quality at the Source
          • Best Practices: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
          • Kaizen: Quick Changeover
        • Total Production Maintenance, 3rd Ed.
          • Total Productive Maintenance
          • Equipment Maintenance
          • Prepress Maintenance
          • Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma Tools
          • Recognizing Production Workflow Bottlenecks
          • Best Practices for Lean Printing
          • Quality Assurance of Print Materials
          • TPM Analysis: The Press
          • Process Control
          • Quick-Response Makeready
      • Other Printing Processes
        • Common-Sense Flexography
          • Introduction
          • Flexo Refined
          • All Aboard the Ink Train
          • The Leading Edge of Ink Doctoring Technology
          • Making an Impression with Plates
          • Rolling with the Ink Flow
          • Not Just Idler Chatter
          • The Role of the Anilox
          • Mommy, Where Do Anilox Rolls Come From?
          • No Magic to Anilox Roll Selection
          • The Dirt on Cleaning Anilox Rolls
          • How Long Should an Anilox Roll?
          • A Systematic Approach to Quality
          • Pressroom Safety Is No Accident
          • Environmentally Friendly Flexo
          • Pressroom Management
          • A Case Study in Doing It Right
        • Flexography Primer
          • The Printing Process
          • Introduction to Flexography
          • Flexography Workflow
          • Reproducing Tones and Colors
          • Ink Metering Systems
          • Inks for Flexography
          • Substrates
          • The Plate
          • Plate Mounting
          • The Presses
          • Each Application Is a System
          • In-Line Converting
          • Trends and the Future
        • Gravure Primer
          • The Printing Processes
          • Definition of Gravure Printing
          • Gravure Products and Markets
          • The Gravure Image Carrier
          • Gravure Cylinder Engraving
          • Gravure Presses
          • Ink Transfer and Drying
          • The Gravure Doctor Blade
          • The Impression System
          • Substrates
          • Inks and Solvents
          • Prepress for Gravure
        • Introduction to Security Printing
          • Overview
          • Security Printing Devices
          • Security End Products
          • Security Printing Paper
          • Security Printing Ink
          • Prepress for Security Printing
          • Press/Postpress Operations to Mitigate Counterfeiting
          • Marketing Security Printing
          • Protocols, Standards, and Risk Management
        • Package Printing
          • Package Printing: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
          • Packages, Packaging Materials, and How They Are Printed
          • The Printing Process
          • Design for Printing
          • Color and Color Printing
          • Prepress Operations
          • Plates and Other Image Carriers
          • Printing Presses and Auxiliary Equipment
          • Printing Inks
          • Coatings, Laminates, and Adhesives
          • Nonprint Decoration of Packages
          • Intelligent Packaging: Barcodes and RFID
          • Technical Challenges to Management
          • Choosing a Printer or Graphic Arts Services
        • Screen Printing Primer
          • The Printing Processes
          • The Screen Printing Industry
          • Artwork
          • Color Reproduction
          • The Image Carrier
          • Presses and Drying Equipment
          • Substrate and Inks
          • Process Control
          • Finishing
          • Screen Printing Innovations
        • Trends in Package Printing  
          • Package Printing Trends
          • Market Dynamics
          • Labels
          • Corrugated Containers
          • Folding Cartons
          • Flexible Packaging
          • Metal Cans and Other Packaging Products
          • World Packaging Developments
          • Globalization and Population Dynamics
          • Corporate Changes: Acquisitions and Mergers
          • Color, Color, Color
          • Inks and Coatings
          • Digital Printing
          • Security Considerations
          • Social, Environmental, and Governmental Concerns
          • Management Science and Quality Control
          • Comparing SIC with NAICS
      • Prepress
        • Computer-to-Plate Primer
          • Introduction to CTP
          • Job Engineering
          • Raster Image Processing
          • Proofing
          • The Image Carrier
          • Quality Control
          • Workflow
          • Return on Investment
        • Digital Prepress Primer
          • Document Design and Typography
          • Color Specification
          • Desktop Publishing Software
          • Color Theory
          • Color Reproduction
          • Digital Image Files
          • Color Management
          • Graphic Arts Workflow
          • Common Imaging File Formats
          • Preflighting
          • PostScript and RIPs
          • Digital Trapping
          • Digital Imposition
          • Quality Control
        • Scanning Primer
          • Scanning Basics
          • Color Reproduction Requirements
          • Open-System Color
          • Color Reproduction Considerations
          • Output
        • Understanding Digital Imposition
          • Introduction
          • Placing Graphics on the Sheet
          • Print Reproduction Basics
          • The Art of Stripping
          • Desktop Publishing with Manual Imposition
          • Paper and the Printing Press
          • Folding, Binding, and Finishing
          • Planning the Imposition
          • PostScript: Prelude to Digital Imposition
          • Digital Imposition Methods
          • Special Considerations for Imposition
          • The Future of Electronic Imposition
      • Production
        • Guide to Troubleshooting for the Sheetfed Offset Press
          • Feeder and Delivery
          • The Printing Unit
          • The Inking System
          • The Dampening System
          • The Plate
          • The Blanket
          • Paper
          • Ink
        • Guide to Troubleshooting for the Web Offset Press
          • The Infeed
          • The Printing Unit
          • The Inking System
          • The Dampening System
          • The Plate
          • The Blanket
          • Paper
          • Ink
          • Dryer and Chill Roll
          • The Delivery
          • Print Quality Problems
        • Printing Plant Layout and Facility Design, 3rd Ed.
          • Planning Printing Plant Size
          • Planning Printing Layout Essentials
          • Facility Specifications: Operational Areas
          • Facility Specifications: Support Services
          • Office Areas and Activities Relationships
          • Materials Handling
        • Sheetfed Offset Press Operating, 3rd Ed.
          • History of Lithography
          • Terminology and Principles
          • Pressroom Safety
          • Feeder System Principles
          • Paper
          • Sheet Register System Principles
          • Delivery System Principles
          • Printing Unit Principles
          • Lithographic Plates
          • Blankets
          • Packing and Printing Pressures
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink
          • Dampening
          • Premakeready
          • Makeready
          • Understanding Quality Control
          • The Pressrun
          • Maintenance and Mechanics
        • Web Offset Press Operating
          • History of Lithography
          • Terminology and Principles
          • Pressroom Safety
          • Infeed System Principles
          • Paper
          • Controlling Paper Waste
          • Controlling Web Tension
          • Web Control
          • Blanket and Plate Cylinder Principles
          • Lithographic Plates
          • Blankets
          • Packing and Printing Pressures
          • Inking System Principles
          • Ink
          • Dampening
          • Dryer and Chill Rolls
          • Functions of the Delivery System
          • In-Line Finishing
          • Makeready Procedures
          • Understanding Quality Control
          • Control of Color Register
          • Maintenance and Mechanics
      • Quality Control Standards & Specifications
        • Hot Topics: Controlling the Printing Process
          • Sheetfed Pressroom: The Trends
          • Web Press in the Future—Performance Above All Else
          • 2008 Trends in Printing Technology
          • PIA/GATF Sheetfed Benchmarking Study
          • Controlling Offset Printing
          • Top Ten Problems? How About TWO?
          • Technical Troubleshooting: It’s in the Details—Always!
          • How Does Fountain Solution Affect Runnability and Print Quality?
          • Fountain Solutions—The Details
          • Fountain Solution Developments
          • Optimizing Performance of Offset Printing Blankets
          • Blanket and Press Innovations Reduce Cost Per Page, Add More Value
          • Offset Press Rollers: Characteristics, Control, and Maintenance
        • Process Controls Primer
          • Introduction to Process Control
          • What You Should Know About Color
          • Guidelines for Print
          • Benchmarking Your Scanner
          • Color Separation
          • Consistency in Proofing
          • Consistency in CTP
          • Consistency on Press
          • Bringing It All Together


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