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Offset Lithographic Technology, 4th Edition

By: Kenneth F. Hird and Charles E. Finley
ISBN: 978-1-60525-068-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2010
Subject: Visual Technology
Grade Level: 11-14
Description
Offset Lithographic Technology provides extensive coverage of electronic applications in all areas of printing. This edition includes in-depth coverage of electronic text generation, computer-to-plate operations, computer-controlled inking and printing, digital image generation, and electronic prepress (desktop publishing). A math and measurement chapter helps students master these important basic skills.

Safety is strongly emphasized throughout the text. A separate chapter provides information on topics such as color coding for safety, environmental concerns (waste disposal and recycling), material safety data sheets, and the hazards (noise, light, and ergonomic) particular to the printing industry. This edition also highlights the most current methods of content creation used in the industry, especially the electronic workflow.

In addition to containing up-to-date content, this edition of Offset Lithographic Technology includes several useful features. These features enhance student interest, while providing teaching support. Some of the features of this textbook include the following:
  • Chapter openers engage the students in topics that are current and of interest, to emphasize the importance of various aspects of printing in our world.
  • Learning Objectives identify the topics covered and goals to be achieved by students.
  • Key Terms list new vocabulary covered in the chapter, enhancing student recognition of important concepts.
  • Notes contain references to other sections of the text relating to the subject at hand or highlight important technical information.
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Text 764 978-1-60525-068-7 $99.96
Offset Lithographic Technology provides extensive coverage of electronic applications in all areas of printing. This edition includes in-depth coverage of electronic text generation, computer-to-plate operations, computer-controlled inking and printing, digital image generation, and electronic prepress (desktop publishing). A math and measurement chapter helps students master these important basic skills.
Workbook 310 978-1-60525-069-4 $26.64
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Manual 188 978-1-60525-070-0 $104.00 *
Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, introductory activities, reproducible masters, and additional resources. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-071-7 $248.00 *
This Instructor's CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. The Instructor's Resources in a PDF version, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer.
  • Lesson Plans. Customized daily lesson plans in Microsoft® Word – quickly prepare with our new easy-to-edit format.
  • Lesson Slides. Provided as PowerPoint® slide shows and listed by chapter.
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related Web sites.


System Requirements
Windows:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 990 test questions 978-1-60525-072-4 $244.00 *
The ExamView Software includes the Test Generator, Test Manager, and Test Player. You can quickly and easily create tests from a bank of hundreds of questions relating to the content in the student textbook. ExamView gives you the ability to edit existing questions, add new questions, and print multiple versions of the same test. You can also manage your class roster, administer and score online tests, and automatically score paper tests. Tests may be published for LAN-based testing or be packaged for online testing using WebCT, Blackboard, or ANGEL. It's also compatible with electronic whiteboards.

System Requirements
Windows
: 120 MHz Pentium II or compatible processor; Windows 2000/XP (or a more recent version); 32 MB of available RAM (64 MB recommended); 32 MB of available hard disk space; Internet connection to access the content updater, Web publishing, and testhosting features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1950 slides 978-1-60525-073-1 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 27 chapters, comprising over 1,950 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows
: Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1950 slides 978-1-60525-074-8 $600.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 27 chapters, comprising over 1,950 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows
: Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction to Offset Lithographic Technology
1. The Printing Industry
2. Safety and Health
3. Math and Measurement
4. Cost Estimating and Production Planning
5. Trade Customs, Organizations, and Laws
Section II: Content Creation
6. Principles of Typography
7. Graphic Design
8. Text Composition
9. Conventional Page Composition
10. Process Cameras and Line Photography
11. Halftone and Special-Effects Photography
12. Conventional Image Assembly and Imposition
13. Electronic Workflow
14. Electronic Image Capture and Manipulation
15. Electronic Page Composition and Image Assembly
16. Color Science, Reproduction, and Management
Section III: Preparation for Offset Printing
17. Lithographic Plates
18. Paper
19. Lithographic Inks
Section IV: Operating Offset Presses
20. Offset-Press Fundamentals
21. Offset-Press Operation
22. Sheetfed Offset Presses
23. Web Offset Presses
24. Press Problems and Troubleshooting
25. Finishing, Binding, and Distribution
Section V: The Printing Business and Career Opportunities
26. Operating a Printing Business
27. Careers in the Printing Industry
Appendices
28. Resources
29. Typefaces
30. Useful Information
31. Examples of Photoshop Applications
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.34 MB)
PDF
Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.28 MB)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 13 (PPS, 6.36 MB)
PPS
Chapter 15 (PPS, 5.25 MB)
About the Author(s)

Kenneth F. Hird - learned the printing trade as an apprentice for Campbell Publishing Company in San Jose, California. During the Korean War, he served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Gilbert Islands and USS Lake Champlain. His career spans 15 years in the printing industry and 34 years in graphic arts and printing education.

Hird has a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University, a master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and a doctorate from Utah State University. He began a teaching career at William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. After nine years at the high school, Hird moved on to Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he established a vocational printing-trades program. Five years later, he accepted a professorship at California State University, in Los Angeles, where he was involved in industrial technology printing management, and graphic communications technology programs.

He also had some involvement in his wife Nancy's quick-printing business in San Dimas, California. Hird has had three other textbooks published in the graphic arts and printing-technology field. He and his wife now live in Arizona, where they enjoy hiking, desert exploration, and flying light planes.

Charles E. Finley - is retired from having taught for 36 years. After teaching at two high schools, he was a professor of graphic communications at Columbus State Community College from 1976 to 2004. He completed his bachelor's and doctorate degrees at Ohio University, his master's degree at Union College, and additional coursework at Rochester Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Ball State University, and the Ohio State University. Finley is the author of two other books and several articles in American Printer and has taught several seminars at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received the Teaching Excellence Award at Columbus State; has been listed four times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers; and is a member of the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA), Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Association of Scholars. Finley is a consultant to the printing industry.