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The journey of Book Producing


The Journey of Book Producing Author Designer

Esther Lau Esther Lau

Edition

1st Edition, October,2010


Before the journey starts please read the...

Introduction


Introduction Printing is now a common technology in our life. Even every family has their own printer in their home. But how about the massive printing like newspaper, book an magazine? Of course they are not printed by home printer, so where did they comes from and how? After visiting the printing and press factory, I got some idea on it and want to share with you. And Now I am going to present you - The Jouryney of Book Producing.


The journey starts from ...


PDF PDF PDF Receive the files.

Change all the file format into PDF file.

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PDF

Separate each file into 4 colour files: C,M,Y,K ; 1~2 special colour (e.g. fluorescent,metallic) can also be added.


Typeset the pages which would be placed on the zinc plate according to different colour set.

Adjust the print colour.


Using CTP (Computer to plate)

Engrave the data on the zinc plate by laser beam.

Wash out the acidic waste on the engraved zinc plate by water.

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Using Offset film to plate

to get the engraved zinc plate

film zinc plate

Print out the data on Engrave the data on the Wash out the acidic waste a photographic film. zinc plate by visible light. on the engraved zinc plate by water.


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The data on the engraved zinc plate is left and right inverted like a seal.


Please bring your zinc plate when...

Printing


Adjust the print colour.

Prepare the 4 basic colour paint and speical paint if needed.


zinc plate plastic paper magenta piant paper

GIANT PRINTER

Ink the paper through the giant printer by pressing the zinc plate to the paper. * Using plastic paper to protect zinc plate .


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The paper was printed out.


It is time to...


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Fold the paper according to the dashed line.

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Air can comes out when folding the paper through the holes of “dashed line”.


Assort the papers.


Saddle-stich binding

Binding the book by saddle -stich and the page number should be an even number which smaller than 48.

OR

Wire binding

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Binding the book by wire then glue, there is a thickness of the spine which should be cover by abook cover.


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Perfect binding

to bind the books

Binding the book by glue, there is a thickness of the spine which should be cover by abook cover.


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Cut the book according to the dashed line.

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Cover the book if necessary.


Sometimes you need...

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Laser die cut

UV

postive mold & negative mold

Cut the details by laser, not much HK printing press have this technology.

Cover a UV layer on special places.

Convex the paper with postive mold ; concave the paper with negative mold.


Want to know...

MORE+


CTP

VS

Offset

film zinc plate

The data can be save in CDrom.

The data can be save in films.

Detailed engrave to zinc plate.

Potential losses due to reflection, exposure, the scratches in films.

Fast, Consisten & Convenience

more steps to take a engraced zinc plate.

Directly engrave

Need a film and developer chemicals


Finally..

The


End Hope you enjoy this journey :D


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