A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

$49.95 - $30.44

(as of Feb 13,2019 08:52:26 UTC – Details)




Widely considered the classic book in the field, George Cameron Stone’s A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times is an indispensable resource and reference tool for anyone interested in arms and armor. Originally published in 1934, it remains an essential guide to the field. To describe the worldwide range and variety of weaponry, Stone drew upon the more than 4,000 items in his private collection of Eastern arms and armor, as well as the European arms collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a variety of other sources. Since the author subsequently bequeathed his entire collection to the Metropolitan Museum, this volume serves as an abbreviated visual reference to that institution’s Arms and Armor collection.
By profession a metallurgist, the author focused on techniques of manufacture and workmanship to derive his method of codifying the typology of weapons, relying on an alphabetized dictionary format to avoid the confusions he found in a field without standardized nomenclature. This “glossary” format makes it easy for anyone to locate material on the astonishing variety of weapons covered. These include arquebuses, blunderbusses, flintlocks, wheel locks, matchlocks, and other antique guns; German armor; French rapiers; Roman short swords; Turkish crossbows; all the Japanese bladed weapons (katana, wakizashi, naginata, etc.); the East Asian kris in its countless permutations; and many more.
Illustrated with 875 detailed figures, incorporating thousands of individual photographs and drawings, the book was written from the unique viewpoint of an expert who devoted a lifetime to the field. Hard to locate today (original editions are worth hundreds of dollars), Stone’s Glossary represents a peerless resource for scholars, experts, collectors, students, hobbyists, and institutions — any student of the long history and development of weapons and armor around the world.



Design and Technology of Packaging Decoration for the Consumer Market (Sheffield Packaging Technology)

$205.00

(as of Jan 23,2019 07:56:25 UTC – Details)



Packaging for the “fast moving consumer goods” market plays a vital role in promoting the product to the customer, as well as in carrying informative and legislative detail. Combining these roles requires commercial awareness, detailed knowledge of the relevant technologies, creative care and consideration of the effects of colors, typefaces, and images that must support the brand.

Design and Technology of Packaging Decoration for the Consumer Market guides you through the technical and commercial factors to consider when planning the decoration, or label, of a package:

  • the printing technologies
  • their relevance to the labeling formats or structural package
  • the application of the label to the structural package
  • the development of artwork
  • the use and impact of labeling on a range of consumer products
  • some legal considerations
    The book concludes with a chapter on future labeling systems.


    The role of the packaging technologist is to ensure that the creative design is translated into a functional representation. The challenge is to have both the design and the execution working in harmony. With an emphasis on technology, this practical handbook will help you achieve this.


  • Product Decoration Technologies: Understanding the primary methods for decorating a product

    $129.00 - $118.61

    (as of Oct 11,2018 00:08:27 UTC – Details)


    There are many different ways of decorating the wide range and variety of products found on supermarket shelves and in other types of retail outlets, from sports goods to garden centers or pharmaceutical chains. The aim in each case is to attract shoppers with the, often, highly colorful graphics and provide them with all the necessary information about the product, its contents and its use.

    No one product decoration solution however, can meet all the different packaging requirements. In some instances, a carton, pouch or sachet itself will be printed with visual information; in other cases, a separate label or sleeve is the main carrier of information. In many instances, it can often be unclear as to how a product has been decorated, or even by what process.

    This Label Academy book has set out to look below the surface and explore the wide variety of product decoration technologies in use today, highlighting their unique characteristics and help in their identification. As the chapters unfold the reader will gain a comprehensive insight into the whole decorative process as it relates to consumer packaging – from material selection, print and finishing technology, and finally to the application onto/or integration into the pack itself.

    The pros and cons of each decoration system are identified, but more importantly, the cost implications underpinning the selection of a particular decoration system are examined. The book provides a valuable and convenient reference source for label converters and package printers, industry suppliers, packaging buyers and many brands.

    Chapters include:

    • Market overview
    • Conventional direct printing
    • Direct digital printing
    • Pressure-sensitive labels
    • Glue applied labels
    • In-mold labels
    • Sleeving
    • Flexible packaging
    • Total applied costs