The production templates for this medical text were designed to ensure consistent visual style, reduced markup during proofreading, minimized revision effort, and successful conversion to digital platforms.

A solid production template results in efficient and effective production. In this superior medical text, the layout templates were meticulously designed and constructed for consistent production style and to enable expedient post-layout conversion for a digital version.
In addition, thoughtful graphic construction, color correction, and care taken to preserve the beautiful illustrations were especially important.
And like much involved with making a great movie, this largely goes unnoticed simply because it works.

Example chapter opener with blends reconstructed to eliminate ‘banding’ and other undesired blemishes in the printed page.

The chapter opener design includes numerous InDesign blends and transparencies. These did not reproduce well in PDFs for print, so I reconstructed the background base image in Photoshop, utilizing noise and other filters to minimize banding. The text and illustration are easily placed within the InDesign layout.

Table elements utilize table styles and cell styles to achieve consistent formatting.

Table elements utilize table styles and cell styles to achieve consistent formatting. The compositor utilized the flexibility built into the template to manipulate column widths per the publisher’s style. In tables, numbers automatically converted to tabular style for alignment, ensuring proper alignment. The template included additional table elements including references, notes, straddle heads, and multi-line rows.

Services contributed:
Constructing complex template, complete premedia and asset management, image editing, color correction, proofing, prepress for print, cover production (geometry, foils, and tip-on), liaison with printer.

Title: Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Concepts & Techniques
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay
Published by Quality Medical Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-57626-262-7