Essential print tips for designers

The Print Handbook (2nd edition) is packed with information, advice and examples of printing practice - and should be required reading for any designer

The Print Handbook (2nd edition) has been redesigned and expanded with new sections and more information than before - making it 50 percent bigger than the previous edition.

Its aimed as a guide to those times "when you're not quite sure what something will look like when it's printed," say creators, The Media Collective. "Full of examples, it makes the mistakes so you don't have to."

Printed with five colours on gloss, silk paper and uncoated paper, The Print Handbook (2nd edition) also features a foiled 300gsm front cover in Tangerine Keaycolour - which echoes Pantone's 2012 colour of the year, Tangerine Tango.

Print Handbook (2nd edition): hot topics

The printing techniques and processes covered in this year's Print Handbook include:

  • File type comparisons
  • DPI comparisons
  • CYMK colour chart
  • Paper sizes chart
  • Length conversion chart
  • binding examples
  • Colour profile examples
  • CMYK and Pantone comparisons
  • A printing process diagram

...and much, much more.

You pick up your copyThe Print Handbook for just £5 from The Print Handbook Store. Post and packing varies from £1.50 in the UK to £2.50 in Europe and £3 everywhere else.