Guide to Print Production 12.0 - Bulk Purchase


In the 12th Edition of the IDEAlliance Guide to Print Production, we categorize best practices and address the demands of evolving customer needs, the new challenges of acting globally and the latest changes in technology. From specifications such as GRACoL® and SWOP ® to updates in lighting and measurement, and the addition of the G7 ® specification TR015, this publication addresses the latest best practices in printing in North America and internationally. (Available in print only)

Guide to Print Production 12.0 includes important new developments in print production:

• G7 TR015 Specification

• New Reference Print Conditions

• Color Science to Predict Print

• Process Control to Manage the Supply Chain


This book describes the proper procedure for re-creating the content concept the way the content creator envisioned it.

Beginners Section
Basic guidelines for people who are new to production and prepress processes, or those who want to review the basics.

Guides & Best Practices
Experts from various facets of the industry have developed these guidelines for success in print production.

The 2012 edition of this specification continues SWOP’s mission to raise the level of quality of publication printing.

Screen Print
Defines formal baseline specifications of the screen-printing process.

Standard Printing Guidelines
Printing reference chart.

GRACoL is the most prominent of the IDEAlliance datasets and is used widely for print production across many formats.

Wide & Grand Format
Guidelines and best practices for printing large, full-color process images for signage, display and graphics.

Process Control
The G7 Process Control program helps printers make process control an integral part of their manufacturing operation.

What Is G7?
G7 simplifies calibration and press control while achieving the best “visual match” possible without color management.

Performance Metrics & Reporting
Performance metrics comprise a system to identify and report print as a process.

Colorimetry can supplement or replace historical densitometry in setting aims and tolerances for reproducing graphic images.