Colour printing techniques

Parraman, C. (2017) Colour printing techniques. In: Best, J., ed. (2017) Colour design: Theories and application. London: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780081012703 Available from:

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Invited chapter in the book Colour Design: Theories and Applications. In PART 3 COLOUR, DESIGN AND COLORATION this chapter covers: - Hardcopy colour: analogue versus digital - Colour theory in relation to printing - Overview of halftoning and digital print technologies - Overview and development of inks - Inkjet papers and inks - Recent and future trends in colour, printing inks and hardware. This book differs from other existing books in the field, with the aim of an accessible yet precise and clear text on understanding colour, discussing how to produce colour and real examples of how the designer can apply colour in their work. The book is organised systematically into two distinct parts. Part one reviews the main underlying theories and principles and of what colour is. Topics include lighting in colour, colour illusions and colour trends. Part two examines how colour design is used in applications, such as fashion design, interior design, the World Wide Web and food. The avoidance of complicated descriptions will make this book suitable for a range of readers including designers, colour technologists, colour quality inspectors, product developers and anyone who uses colour in their work. It is also intended for academics and students studying colour and design.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:hardcopy colour, analogue versus digital, colour theory in relation to printing, halftoning, digital print technologies, development of inks, inkjet papers, trends in colour, printing inks and hardware
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:15380
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 11:46
Last Modified:13 Jun 2017 19:19

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