Basics Design 06: Print & Finish
Basics Design: Print & Finish provides an introduction to a variety of printing and finishing techniques, such as letterpress, lithography, computer-to-plate, thermography, varnishing, embossing, debossing and fore-edge printing.
Presentation is everything in graphic design. Such printing and finishing techniques can be used to add value to a design by imbuing it with a range of different visual and tactile qualities. Ultimately, printing and finishing processes unite the different elements of a design in a coherent manner allowing it to achieve its intended purpose.
Basics Design: Print & Finish is itself printed on seven different paper stocks – including coated, uncoated, coloured, woodfree and matt – allowing the reader to see the results that can be achieved with creative stock selection. The text is supported by a variety of examples and illustrations from the world of contemporary design.
The Basics Design series also includes Format, Layout, Typography, Image, Colour and Grids.