Praktischer Leitfaden für Buntbuchdruck.
J. Müller Verlag
Müller, J.; Dethleffs, M.
Quarto. 48pp, 38 numbered plates, 3 unnumbered plates with tissue-guards. Original publisher's cloth with gold decoration and lettering on front board. Decorative endpapers and title-page. Fascinating work designed to give "those printers and pressmen who have little opportunity for on-the-job training in this branch [i.e. color printing] a way of doing all color printing, of whatever sort, effectively and with full assurance of a good result, and of mixing colors for the work at hand correctly and efficiently" (pp.vii-viii). A brief chapter on the theory of color is followed by chapters on color printing, printing of multicolored illustrations, and halftone three- and four-color printing. Following this is an explanation of the color tables and then the tables: thirty-three tables of color samples composed and arranged by various methods, four plates of the same picture in different color combinations, and several examples of monochromatic halftone illustration. Tables 1-3 display seventy-two standard colors. Tables 4-33 form a coherent set of colors and color combinations using inks supplied by Berger & Wirth. There are about 600 colors presented in related groups in finely nuanced sequences, including various degrees of gloss. Inks or mixtures used are identified for each color. Each color sample also appears in three degrees of brightness: the solid color, the color in thick parallel lines alternating with thin white lines (imitating dark halftone), and the color in thin lines alternating with white (light halftone), making 1,800 color possibilities in all! * This copy contains the extremely rare additional leaves in the back pocket that are invariably lacking. Minor shelf wear to binding. Minor foxing to first pages and edges. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall near fine condition
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 23696
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