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GA 133 - Lithographic Press III

Credit Hours: 2

Advanced hands-on operation of a sheet-fed press and bindery systems. Procedures and techniques including use of a micrometer, blanket handling and packing, roller settings, adjustments, registering, specific press problems, and troubleshooting will be covered. Also included will be color principals, densitometry, and color bars, as well as a variety of imposition methods. The course objective is to provide experience in the set-up, make ready, registration, and production of a variety of single color, duo-tone, and multicolored jobs on the press including folder operations.

Course Outcomes
After completion of this course, the student will have acquired the skills to:

  • identify basic terminology utilized within the graphic arts industry;
  • recognize the various processes used to produce a project and the equipment utilized in the process;
  • identify the proper maintenance procedures relating to a variety of printing and bindery machinery;
  • recognize the need to follow safety procedures including chemical and mechanical hazard identification;
  • employ measuring techniques in a variety of formats;
  • develop procedures to follow in verifying position and register on a variety of printing and bindery equipment;
  • gain competency in properly setting up a variety of printing and bindery equipment;
  • recognize the importance of properly imposing images for the production on printing and bindery machinery; and
  • develop the skills required to safely handle materials in the print shop.

Prerequisites: GA 124
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