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GRT 403 - Production Methods

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A continuation of Introduction to printing methods, students will learn production methods of multi-color, multi-panel products for screen, offset, digital printing and flexography.
Competencies
  1. Summarize safety rules for operating duplicators.
    1. Identify safety considerations in Machine Operations
    2. Read and comprehends material safety data sheets
    3. Identify protective safety equipment when needed
  2. Construct a project for two-color offset printing.
    1. Establish correct document size and bleed settings.
    2. Choose correct color separation settings.
    3. Identify correct trap settings.
    4. Customize and place color control bar in slug area.
    5. Produce separated PDF for output.
    6. Understand four color process printing.
  3. Evaluate our RIP and output to plate.
    1. Transfer file to correct RIP folder via server.
    2. Download and view file on RIP software application.
    3. Produce a paper proof of the plate on the platesetter.
    4. Create a metal plate on the platesetter.
  4. Produce a two-color project on a sheet-fed offset duplicator.
    1. Mix ink required for project.
    2. Develop plates required for project.
    3. Develop plates required for project.
    4. Set up offset press.
    5. Maintain registration.
    6. Maintain quality ink coverage.
    7. Conduct clean up procedures.
    8. Cut down and shrink-wrap project.
  5. Produce a multiple color screen-printing project.
    1. Construct digitally a multiple color project for screen-printing.
    2. Output project to vellum separation.
    3. Create a screen for production.
    4. Prepare ink for production.
    5. Mount screens.
    6. Conduct printing process.
    7. Demonstrate standard clean up and maintenance procedures.
  6. Evaluate advanced digital printing features.
    1. Construct and digitally print a two-sided, multi-page document.
    2. Construct and digitally print a document containing a varnish.
    3. Customize paper on a digital press.
    4. Produce and print a wide format document.
  7. Analyze flexographic functions.
    1. Understand prepress aspects of flexography.
    2. Outline the plating process.
    3. Summarize the printing process.
    4. List die cutting procedures.
    5. Use the press.
  8. Evaluate substrates used in printing processes.
    1. Summarize how paper is manufactured.
    2. List the theories of FCS (Forest Stewardship Council).
    3. Identify the basic characteristics of various types of paper.
    4. Describe the applications of coated and uncoated papers.
    5. Identify standard paper weights.
    6. Recognize the difference in laser compatible and laser guaranteed paper.
  9. Assess the business of printing.
    1. Discuss the three basic types of business organization.
    2. Compare the advantages of conventional and digital printing.
    3. Utilize job tickets and other business forms.
    4. Describe the most common trade customs in graphic communications.
  10. Examine planning and management concepts.
    1. Establish general time management constraints.
    2. Understanding last to first planning.
    3. Plan a timeline as applied for projects.
    4. Identify printable layouts.
    5. Obtain standard project approval policies.
    6. Demonstrate the understanding of meeting a deadline.



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