NAPL: Concise Reference Library Simplifies Printing Techniques & Technology
Sunday, November 04, 2001
NAPL: Concise Reference Library Simplifies Printing Techniques & Technology PARAMUS, NJ, November 2, 2001 – The new Pocket University Book Series introduced just over a month ago by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has already received rave reviews – thanks to its concise explanation of 34 crucial printing-related processes and topics. According to NAPL President I. Gregg Van Wert, response from the industry at large has been overwhelmingly positive since the series was launched at PRINT 01 in September, and increased demand is expected from printing managers and others who like having pivotal information on-hand in a short, easy-to-read format. "We’ve had calls from NAPL members who saw our Pocket University series at PRINT 01, as well as numerous queries via the NAPL Web site," Mr. Van Wert points out. "Because these books explain everything from Apple to Windows and Acrobat to XML, they are an invaluable resource for any graphic arts or printing firm." A collaborative effort by some of the printing industry’s most respected scholars and educators, the Pocket University series was conceived by Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Frank Romano, who saw a need for short-format books that define concepts, techniques, tools and trends, using clear to-the-point language and illustrations. While most technology books tend to cover topics in lengthy detail, Pocket University books condense them in a way that even novices can understand. And because each topic has its own specific book, there’s no need to search through 400 pages to find out how that particular concept or technology actually works. Priced at $399 for the complete boxed set of all 34 titles ($299 for NAPL members), or $15 per individual title ($12 for NAPL members), the NAPL Pocket University Book Series covers the following topics: PostScript, Fonts, EPS, TIFF, PDF, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, XML, Digital Photography, Images, File Formats, Scanning, Preflighting, RIPS, Dot Gain, Trapping, Imposition, Windows, MacOS, Workflow, Digital Printing, Variable Data Printing, DI Presses, Paper, Binding and Finishing, E-business, Record Media, Digital Asset Management, Presses and Printing, Basic Color, Color Management, and Proofing. For information on how to order the series or individual books, contact NAPL at 1-800-642-6275, Ext. 1315, or visit htttp://store.napl.org. About NAPL Chartered in 1933, NAPL is a not-for-profit trade association representing the $88 billion commercial printing industry. NAPL’s mission is to "Enable the printing community to profit from change," through a full range of management and educational services to its membership. In addition to on-site training at its Center for Professional Development in Paramus, New Jersey, and Management Institute (MI) courses held at Northwestern University, NAPL offers consulting services as well as an annual Top Management Conference (TMC) recognized as a leading source of strategic ideas. The organization’s Printing Economics Research Center (PERC) produces both the Economic Edge newsletter and the Leading Indicators Service, a source of late-breaking data on trends within the graphic arts industry, and its Communications Department develops and distributes a variety of industry-specific periodicals and special reports, including Printing Manager magazine. NAPL is also one-third owner of the Graphic Arts Show Company, which owns such major industry events as GRAPH EXPO and PRINT.