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PIA/GATF Releases Second Edition of Package Printing

Press release from the issuing company

August 13, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA - PIA/GATFPress is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Package Printing by Dr. Nelson R. Eldred. The book contains important updates to help packagers remain competitive in this growing field.
While much of packaging has remained the same in the last thirteen years, several aspects of the process have changed. The printing practices of the 1990s as well as the volume of various packaging and printing markets are two such evolving components. This latest edition of Package Printing reflects the changes brought about since the book's initial release and focuses on several topics, both new and old, including:
    •    Package printing: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
    •    Packages, packaging materials, and how they are printed
    •    The printing process
    •    Design for printing
    •    Color and color printing
    •    Prepress operations
    •    Plates and other image carriers
    •    Printing presses and auxiliary equipment
    •    Printing inks
    •    Coatings, laminates, and adhesives
    •    Nonprint decoration of packages
    •    Intelligent packaging: barcodes and RFID
    •    Technical challenges to management
    •    Choosing a printer or graphic arts service
"First of all, while there are many books written on the printing of newspapers and books, there is very little written on the technically and economically important subject of package printing," explains Dr. Nelson R. Eldred. "In the second place, printing processes used for package printing differ from those used for publication and general commercial printing."
Many current issues relevant to package printers are covered in this informative industry resource including: health, safety, the environment, recycling of printed packages after use, total quality management (TQM), just-in-time (JIT) manufacture and delivery, and much more.
Dr. Nelson R. Eldred is an independent graphic arts consultant headquartered in Tampa, Florida. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. For Union Carbide Corp., he set up a study of chemicals for paper and ink manufacture. Later, he served GATF (now PIA/GATF) as Supervisor of the Chemistry Division and as Manager of Techno-Economic Forecasting. Dr. Eldred has written extensively for both technical and trade journals, holds several patents, and presented numerous seminars and workshops on paper and ink.
Package Printing, Second Edition (Item #1755) is available for $99; PIA/GATF members pay just $75. This and all of PIA/GATFPress's nearly 200 publications are available online at www.gain.net, or by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).