Book of the Month

Printing Industries Press strives to give you the most up-to-date and useful industry information. In doing so, Printing Industries Press now features a Book of the Month. Our goal is to showcase a publication or title each month that will give you all the industry information you need to continue to be more successful.

Each month, we will feature a new title that is geared toward a different area in the industry. Be sure to stay current with the Book of the Month to learn more about the featured title and the discount that is provided throughout the month as well.


Current Feature


March 2016 Book of the Month

Glossary of Graphic Communications

Revised by Joe Deemer

Ordering Information

  • Item number: 13054
  • List price: $82.50
  • Member price: $60.50

Become familiar with all the terms you need to know to be successful in the printing and graphic communications industries.

In addition to 3,500-plus terms from its previous iteration, the Glossary of Graphic Communications, Fourth Edition provides the latest, up-to-date terms and definitions on:

  • Environmental, health, and safety
  • Internet technology
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Mailing and information technology
  • Vaiable-data and digital printing
  • Web-to-print

The printing and graphic communications industries are as exciting as they are diverse, and the landscape is constantly changing. This book is an excellent reference tool for students, those new to the field, and for those already in the industry. It will help you keep pace and better communicate with peers - everyone from sales and marketing, to copyediting and design, to prepress, to production, to the bindery, shipping, and warehouse.

Use code GLOSSARY16 at checkout to receive 10 percent off the purchase price. Coupon expires March 31, 2016.


2016 PREVIOUSLY FEATURED BOOKS

February 2016 Book of the Month

Power of Digital Workflow

All-digital graphic communications workflows are becoming more and more commonplace. But just because the idea of jobs entering and moving through a printing operation isn’t necessarily new, that doesn’t mean the average print service provider has perfected the process.

In The Power of Digital Workflow, Nancy Nahin Wallan and Mike J. VanLancker explore best practices for ensuring digitally created, submitted, and produced print jobs go off without a hitch while fostering an intuitive customer experience reinforced by top-notch finished products.

January 2016 Book of the Month

HR Recruiting Templates

Author: Printing Industries of America Human Relations Department

Finding qualified and experienced employees local to your business is a serious challenge, according to Printing Industries of America members. If you’ve found this to be the case for your business, too, Printing Industries of America provides resources to assist with workforce planning and recruiting.

2015 PREVIOUSLY FEATURED BOOKS

November 2015 Book of the Month

Color Management Handbook: A Practical Guide

Authors: Dr. Richard M. Adams II, Dr. Abhay Sharma, and Joseph J. Suffoletto

Technological advancements have transformed the field of color management with new methods while the process has conceptually remained the same. This handbook is an invaluable resource for users who want to match or, more realistically, get an "optimal color reproduction" of the original sample. While this process has historically been time-consuming and difficult, current methods found in this handy guide to color management allow color reproduction to be accomplished far more efficiently. Find information on color management for input devices, monitors, printers, presses, and more in this thorough text.

October 2015 Book of the Month

Printing Production Managament, 2nd Edition

Author: Gary G. Field

Printing Production Management provides a systematic treatment of the problem-solving aspects of production management that are so critical to efficient production and company profitability. Author Gary G. Field draws upon his unique combination of printing production experience—and university studies in quantitative analysis—to provide problem-solving insights.

September 2015 Book of the Month

Value Management: A Step-by-Step Plan to Do More with Less

Author: Richard Sievert, Jr., Ph.D.

Value Management: A Step-by-Step Plan to Do More with Less shares the principles and techniques of value analysis along with the objectives of this activity and management’s responsibilities. Sample charts, diagrams, and worksheets give you the tools and guidelines you need to help identify and resolve value problems in your own organization.

August 2015 Book of the Month

Future of Print Sales: The Renewal of Print Manufacturing through New Product Development

Author: Kenneth Macro

The Future of Print Sales seeks to dispel the myth that print is dead and to help our industry find its meaning and purpose once again through the development of innovative printed products. This is not a boook of business theory or "insider intelligence" for salepeople —instead it showcases unique, creative, and innovative products that make print practical. 

July 2015 Book of the Month

Best Practices Tool Box for Web Offset

Author: Web Offset Champion Group (WOCG)

This book is a collection of seven separate best practice guides that can be independently sourced. Each of these 'tools' focuses on a specific theme that can be read in 1-2 hours to provide a complete overview of a subject.

June 2015 Book of the Month
Field Guide to Color Reproduction
Author: Gary G. Field

For those who need a brief but thorough introduction to color reproduction in the printing industry, the Field Guide is the perfect reference tool. Providing a concise but comprehensive overview of color reproduction in the printing industry, this "Color primer" explores color quality and how individual characeristics of materials and processes interact with each other to influence the appearance of the printed image.

May 2015 Book of the Month
The Printing Industries Press Mobile App!

In a strategic partnership with mobile app developer YUDU Media, Printing Industries Press is pleased to provide the graphic arts industry with a new way to connect to its library of resources, the Printing Industries Press Mobile App.

The mobile application, available free for both Apple and Android electronic devices, brings students and professionals a complementary way to obtain and interact with industry resources.

April 2015 Book of the Month

The Printing Sales DNA Project (PDF) 

The Printing Sales DNA Project is a research study to determine what skills, attitudes, and personality traits are most important to printing salespeople. The study was conducted during the 1st Quarter of 2015 by industry consultant Dave Fellman. Respondents were asked to rate 20 “success factors” ranging from sociability to hunter skills and attitude. More than 500 responses were received from owners and salespeople at a wide range of printing companies, and the report segments the data by job responsibilities (owner vs. employee), type of printing company, age, and experience range. It also includes comparisons to a group of known high performers, and Fellman’s own “expert opinion” on what it takes to be successful in printing sales.

February 2015  Book of the Month

Printing Industries Press MicroLessons

MicroLessons provide practical, applicable lessons on key technology, business, and marketing trends. This is a downloadable file and not a print product. You will have immediate access to the download on the final screen of the order process. Downloadable products are not returnable.

January 2015 Book of the Month

JDF Workflow

Authors:  Thomas Hoffmann-Walbeck and Sebastian Riegel

2014 PREVIOUSLY FEATURED BOOKS

November/December 2014 Book of the Month

Lean Printing: Pathway to Success
Authors: Kevin Cooper, Malcolm G. Keif, and Kenneth L. Macro Jr.

Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success

Author: Kevin Cooper

September/October 2014 Book of the Month

For more on this topic, check out Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Printing Operation.

Color Management Handbook: A Practical Guide 

Authors: Dr. Richard M. Adams II, Dr. Abhay Sharma, and Joseph J. Suffoletto

For more on this topic, check out the Seven-Minute Solutions white paper, The 4 Cs of Color Management.

July/August 2014 Book of the month

The Power of digital workflow (advance orders)

For more on this topic, check out the Seven-Minute Solutions or read the Q&A with author Nancy Nahin Wallan and michel J. vanlancker.

June 2014 Book of the month

Direct Mail Pal with 2014 Rate Charts

Authors: T.J. Tedesco and Charley Howard

For more on this topic, read the Seven-Minute Solutions

April/May 2014 Book of the Month

Value Management: How to Do More with Less

Author: Richard Sievert, Jr., Ph.D.

For more on this topic, read the Q&A with Author Richard Sievert, Jr., Ph.D.


2013 Previously Featured Books

October/November 2013 Book of the Month

The New PrintScape: A Crash Course in Graphic Communications

Author: Daniel G. Wilson

For more on this topic, read the post at our blog Quality Management...for Education?

 August/September 2013 Book of the Month

Work Right, Live Right

Authors: Robert C. Tapella and T.J. Tedesco

For more on this topic, check out the Seven-Minute Solutions: The Importance of Transparency and Accountability.

 

June/July 2013 Book of the Month

Color Printing Excellence

Author: Gary G. Field

For more on this topic, read the Q&A with Author Gary G. Field or Seven-Minute Solution.

 

April/May 2013 Books of the Month

HR Recruiting Templates: For Finding Qualified Employees in the Graphic Communications Industry

Author: Printing Industries of America Human Relations Department

Sales Compensation Plans: Samples from the Industry, 2013 Edition

Author: Printing Industries of America Human Relations Department

 

February/March 2013 Book of the Month

The Future of Print Sales: The Renewal of Print Manufacturing through New Product Development

Author Ken Macro

For more on this topic, read the Q&A session with Ken Macro, or check out the Seven Minute Solutions White Paper for more on the process of new product development.


2012 Previously Featured Books

 

October/November 2012

The Value of Print Flip-Book

Learn more about the value of print by visiting www.printing.org/valueofprint or the Value of Print on YouTube.

 

August/September 2012

JDF Workflow: A Guide to Automation in the Graphic Communications Industry

Authors: Thomas Hoffmann-Walbeck and Sebastian Riegel

Click here to read a Q&A session with CIP4’s Executive Director, James Harvey, about the state of automation in the printing industry, important aspects JDF Workflow: A Guide to Automation in the Graphic Communications Industry, and its relevance to today’s printers.

 

June/July 2012

Inkjet! Second Edition: Everything You Need to Know about Inkjet History, Technology, Markets, and Products

Author: Frank J. Romano

Click here to read our Q&A with the author, Frank Romano, or view the Seven-Minute Solutions: Understanding Manufacturer Speed Ratings for Inkjet Presses.

 

April/May 2012

Direct Mail Pal 2012: A Direct Mail Production Handbook

Authors: T.J. Tedesco and Charley Howard

 

February/March 2012

2011 Sheetfed Productivity Benchmarks (PDF)

Compiled by Printing Industries of America Economic and Market Research Department.

Data for this title was collected in 2011 and just posted in January 2012! Click here to read what Ed Gleeson has to say about putting this information to use.


2011 Previously Featured Books

 

January/February 2011

Social Media Field Guide: A Resource for Graphic Communicators

Authors: Julie Shaffer and Mary Garnett

 

March/April 2011

Competing for Print’s Thriving Future: Understanding and Taking Advantage of Emerging Economic and Industry Forces

Author: Ronnie H. Davis, Ph.D.

Read our Q & A with Ronnie Davis in which he shares some insights, highlights, and background information on the analysis and features within his new book.

 

May/June 2011

Adding Value to Print: A Survey of Novel Products, Finishing Techniques, and Materials Options

Author: Manfred Breede

Learn more about this title by reading our interview with author Manfred Breede.

 

July/August 2011

The Basics of Print Production, 2nd Edition

Author: Mary Hardesty Kuhn

 

September/October 2011

Sustainability Studies in Print: Five Printers Discuss Their Journeys to SGP Certification

Author: Joe Deemer

Check out our interview with Joe Deemer where he provides additional details about Sustainability Studies in Print

Related Title: Seven-Minute Solutions: How to Get the Most Value from an Energy Audit

 

November/Decmeber 2011

Setup Reduction for Printers: A Practical Guide for Reducing Makeready Time in Print Manufacturing

Author: Malcolm G. Keif and Kevin Cooper.


Learn More

For more information on these titles and all of our titles, visit www.printing.org/store. Order online or place your order with a Member Central Representative at membercentral@printing.org, 800-910-4283 ext. 770, or 412-259-1770. 

 

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Don’t forget, members can browse samples from many publications online before making the final purchase by visiting our free downloads page at www.printing.org/free.

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (updated 03/01/2016)

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