Welcome to the second edition of Troubleshooting the Printed Image. As the publisher, the author Tamas S. Frecska asked me to write a foreword to the new edition to explain a bit about why a second edition was necessary and how it differs from the original version.
Why a Second Edition
The simple reason for a second edition was that the original book was allowed to languish and went into an out-of-print status. Yet there was a demand for the knowledge that is in this book and not available elsewhere.
Although much has changed in the screenprinting technologies since the original book was first published, the problems with printed images have not. Screenprinters continue to have the same issues with a myriad number of edge and area faults. Every day on the forums and social media groups new screenprinters pose questions, often accompanied by photographs of problems.
The problem is that the forums and social media are populated with a great number of novice printers who can only guess at what went wrong and often give conflicting misinformation on how to resolve the issue. Thus, a great amount of time and resources are needlessly lost. Countless others who are not active on the Internet must attempt to find solutions to their problems on their own. That’s why I made the offer to produce this second edition.
When Tamas retired, I inherited his library of screenprinting books and magazines, which included the last box of the original version of Troubleshooting the Printed Image. He asked me to distribute them to those who requested a copy. When the last four copies recently sold, I requested permission to produce a second edition to fulfill any future orders and Tamas agreed.
However, since Tamas no longer had the original files, it would mean a complete rebuild of the text, illustrations, charts, tables, and a new cover. Tamas requested that he would have approval over the production and I agreed.
After some extensive work, the second edition was ready to go, and Tamas was provided with a proof, which he edited thoroughly and made some corrections and suggestions.
The second edition is actually four editions as the book is available in both a printed format and e-book, and it is in the process of being translated into Spanish, for the first time, as well.
The Imaging Problem Cross-Reference Chart (11 x 17-inches) is being made available in high-resolution, poster size, format (26-inches-high x 40-inches-wide), which can be printed on a large format printer and displayed on the shop wall. The Troubleshooting Record Form (8.5 x 11-inches) is also available for download online in high-resolution.
All the illustrations, charts, and tables in the book are new. They were recreated from scratch in high-resolution for printing at up to 300-pixels.
The text in this second edition is true to the original version and was approved by the author for accuracy. So you can be sure that the information is correct.
About the Author
For those who are new to screenprinting and do not know who the author, Tamas S. Frecska is, he is a graduate of Beloit College (1961/ BA in Industrial Design) and LaSalle University (Business Management)
Tamas has spent all of his adult life working directly or indirectly for companies producing screen printing. He was a production- or department-manager for American Decal, Chicago, IL, Stewart Warner, Chicago IL, Fosco Fabricators, Dixon IL, and Pro Arts Co., Medina, OH. His fascination with screen-printing drove him to become a self-educated engineer and soon started designing both equipment and production programs for his employers.
In 1981, Tamas became the editor of Screen Printing Magazine. In 1985, he launched the magazine Screen Imaging Technology in Electronics (SITE). Frecska is a lifetime member of Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, a Fellow Member of the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies, and a 5-time recipient of The Dave Swormstedt, Sr. Memorial Award for excellence in technical writing. He is now officially retired.
Format: Adobe PDF
File Size: 16.7 MB
Print Length: 60 pages
Publisher: Solutions Publishing
Sold by: ScreenprintBooks.com
Author: Tamas S. Frecska
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