Clear and understandable, this book takes the reader on a nostalgic trip through the prepress department. Explains typesetting, copy preparation, cameras, film, and chemistry selection. Also discusses the basics of stripping, as well as proofing and plate making choices and techniques. It confronts spoilage and waste, quality control, estimating, and working with outside suppliers. If you would like a good understanding of what occurred in the prepress department just a decade ago, this book belongs in your library. A great gift for an older or retired colleague.