Gifts for Geeks: The Print Handbook

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These guys just launched a brand new Print Handbook for designers and our colleagues from the gifts for geeks site think it’s pretty smart. Designers all over the world are snapping it up, and a few universities too. It’s packed full of examples and tools to help designers make sure their work looks perfect when printed.

The Print Handbook (2nd Edition)

The Print Handbook is your guide when you’re not quite sure what something will look like when printed. Full of examples, it makes the mistakes so you don’t have to.

Printed with 5 colours on silk, gloss and uncoated paper. The cover is foiled and is 300gsm Tangerine Keaykolour (which in our opinion looks and feels awesome).


  • Four different papers
  • Foiled cover
  • 5 colours
  • Selected 1 colour pages
  • File type comparisons
  • DPI comparisons
  • CMYK colour chart
  • Rich black comparisons
  • Paper sizes chart
  • Length conversion chart
  • Paper weight conversion chart
  • Overprinting examples
  • Binding examples
  • Fold examples
  • Line weight examples
  • Explanation of crop marks and bleed
  • Examples of how paper affects colour
  • Monotone, duotone & tritone examples
  • Rendering intents examples
  • Colour profile examples
  • Glyphs
  • CMYK & Pantone comparisons
  • Trapping examples
  • Typefaces at different sizes
  • Tints of text examples
  • Tracking examples
  • Printing process diagram

Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.