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Okay as a starter
on 17 February 2013
I have a number of Michael Freeman's books, some of which are very good and thought provoking, they will help you become a better photographer. This is not as good as some of his others. There is an error on page 84 (possibly a typo or poor proof-reading), which is contradicted by what is correctly stated on page 20. Replace references to dots per inch (dpi) with pixels per inch (ppi) and this section is correct.
This book is a step above a basic introduction to printing, but no more than intermediate. There are many clear illustrations and good reference to a range of printing related issues. I think it is actually very difficult to produce a reference to printing which will not be out-dated quickly, due to the rate of advances in technology. Michael Freeman has made a reasonable stab at it (typos aside!), but this will not last long and will not meet all the needs of someone looking for advanced information.