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  • Field Guide to Interferometric Optical Testingby Eric P. Goodwin; James C. Wyant

    SPIE 2006; US$ 36.00

    A distillation of Dr. Wyant's course at the University of Arizona, this Field Guide covers the key fundamentals of interferometry, types of interferometers and interferograms, concepts of phase-shifting interferometry, long-wavelength interferometry, testing of aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, flat and curved surface testing,... more...

  • Modeling the Imaging Chain of Digital Camerasby Robert D. Fiete

    SPIE 2010; US$ 47.00

    The process by which an image is formed, processed, and displayed can be conceptualized as a chain of physical events called the imaging chain. By mathematically modeling the imaging chain, we can gain insight into the relationship between the camera design parameters and the resulting image quality. The mathematical models can also be used to optimize... more...

  • Field Guide to Optical Thin Filmsby Ronald R. Willey

    SPIE 2006; US$ 36.00

    This Guide covers the principles and applications of various useful graphical tools and methods for optical coating design, including the reflectance diagram, admittance diagram, and triangle diagram. These tools give insight into how optical coatings function and how they might be designed to meet given requirements. Shown are how unavailable indices... more...

  • Introduction to Digital Printingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2005; US$ 100.00

    Dramatic improvements in flexibility and quality together with tangible cost savings and a growing number of applications make digital print an attractive option. If you’re a marketing professional or print buyer, you could be missing out if you aren’t on top of the creative and business possibilities only digital print can offer. If you’re... more...

  • Introduction to Print & Finishinby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2003; US$ 100.00

    Our popular Introduction series provides you with everything you need to know about the printing industry. Each of these books is written in approachable, jargon free language to explain a particular process: what it is, how it works, practical applications, costs, products available, strengths and weaknesses. Written by industry experts the Introduction... more...

  • Print and Production Manualby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2008; US$ 300.00

    The big red book is now green! The brand new 11th edition of Pira's bestselling Print and Production Manual is here - still unrivalled in depth and detail, and offering a completely fresh summary of green and sustainability issues. If you are involved in any way with printed matter, it's a must-have. It's designed to make life easy and turn you into... more...

  • Developments in Postpress Technologyby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The finishing and fulfilment stages, are often the most overlooked aspects of the print process, but in many ways they are just as important as the printing itself. There is little point producing a perfectly printed document which is then roughly trimmed, inaccurately folded and send to the wrong address. The postpress stage in print production can... more...

  • Developments in Prepress Technologyby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The prepress stage of the print process is a critical one. Mistakes here can ruin whole runs, wasting valuable time and profit. Prepress also provides many process opportunities to manage the print run more efficiently, with some new techniques offering significant savings; critical for keeping at the top of this competitive marketplace. This study... more...

  • Developments in Printing Technologyby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The printing process has developed at an astounding pace over the last 30 years. Developments in all types of printing have moved the industry forwards, helping them respond to increased competition and higher customer expectations. This study covers the major trends and technological advancements in the industry and tells you how they can be used... more...

  • Developments in Magazine Printingby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2007; US$ 460.00

    Fragmentation of the magazine marketplace has led to an increase in circulation, with diversity attracting new readers and brands pushing corporate magazines to customers. For example Sky's magazine has a circulation of over 7 million, and this trend doesn't look to be changing. This is good news for magazine printers, however, getting and... more...