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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GA 124 - Lithographic Press II

Credit Hours: 2.5

A continuation of the theory of operating lithographic sheet-fed presses including make ready, feeder and delivery procedures. Concepts of plate and blanket handling, PH factors, dampening/ink systems, registration, paper considerations and press problem-solving for quality control and safety will be covered.

Hands-on advanced procedures in operating duplicator presses will include multi-colored registration, PH measuring, ink mixing, finishing, press and paper problem solving, as well as plate developing and troubleshooting. The course objective is to produce well-registered, multi-colored jobs for inclusion in a portfolio.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the operations required to produce a printed product;
  • explain the role of the graphic arts technician and their relationship with the members of the print production team;
  • demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain a variety of printing/bindery equipment;
  • present ideas verbally, demonstrating craftsmanship and confidence in a commercial print shop environment;
  • demonstrate safe working habits and practices in an industrial environment;
  • demonstrate proper material handling abilities; and
  • demonstrate increased verbal and visual communication skills in presenting one's ability to apply standard practices in a printing production environment.

Prerequisites: GA 105
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