Print Matters: The Cutting Edge of Print

Print Matters: :
The Cutting Edge of Print
256 pages, $39.95

From the publisher: "Graphics are no longer restricted to the 2D surface in today’s print. While traditional manual techniques like screen printing and letterpress still captivate designers with their handmade characteristics and color choices, new technology encourages them to deliver more visual impact by being inventive with conventional materials. The result is a spectrum of interactive prints and playful, life-like depictions, which tickle viewers’ fancy.

"In an attempt to examine the cutting edge of printmaking, Print Matters brings together an amalgam of print designs that have gone beyond pure digital printing. Through more than 110 samples of recent graphic identities, packaging, communications and book designs, this book offers a professional look into such techniques as varnish, foil-stamping, die-cut, thermal prints and technical folds, complete with design specifications."