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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

by Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Book, 2010
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474293747
  • ISBN:
    978-1-47429-374-7 (online)

    978-2-94041-129-0 (paperback)

    978-1-3500-3450-1 (epub)

    978-2-9404-3981-2 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Case Postale
  • Published Online:
    2017 2017
The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production
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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-press & Production is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the world of print and production. Containing textual and visual defintitions for over 250 pre-press and production terms, this book is an invaluable reference tool for all students and practitioners of graphic design, typography, illustration and visual communication subjects. From practical terms such as Accents, Bitmap and Color calibration, to styles and finishes such as Canadian and half-Canadian, Perfect Bound and TCF (Totally Chlorine Free), this book contains both modern terminology and the traditional terms still in current usage.