Color Essentials, Volume 2

Author: Gary G. Field

Subtitle: Color and Quality for the Graphic Arts and Scienes

What does "color quality" mean when making judgments of printed color reproductions? Color Essentials, Volume 2, continues the series designed to help develop one’s color quality judgment and analysis skills through another set of fourteen essays on color principles as they relate to everyday graphic arts color reproduction issues.

Once again, Gary G. Field explores the technical, practical, and perceptual facets of color quality through essays focusing on topics such as color vision, ink-paper color, ideal color sequence, color systems engineering and color printing dynamics.

Informal yet scientific in nature, these succinct essays stress principles and offer new insights into how the subjects apply to everyday graphic arts color reproduction issues. Reference listings of supplemental technical and scientific publications suggest avenues for further in-depth study.

Table of Contents: Preface • Color Quality and Business Strategy • Color Vision I • Color Vision II • The Number of Printable Colors • Ink-Paper Color • Color Printing Dynamics • Ideal Color Sequence • Additivity and Proportionality Failure • Color Systems Engineering--and Beyond • Color Management: Does It Really Work? • Color Separation Transitions • The Black Printer • Three Hundred Years of Color Reproduction I • Three Hundred Years of Color Reproduction II

About the Author: Gary G. Field, the author of Color and Its Reproduction(PIA/GATFPress), is an Imaging Scientist and Professor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Editorial Reviews: From Book News, Inc.: Written for anyone engaged with printed color reproductions, their creation, promotion, or purchase, this text provides an overview of the science and principles of color and quality. Field, an imaging scientist at California Polytechnic State U. in San Luis Obispo, first wrote these essays for his color concepts column in the Technical Association of Graphic Arts newsletter. Topics include reproduction objectives, saturation, halftoning, high-resolution, sharpness, scanning, digital color, and printing quality. Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR