Oct 22, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
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GA 231 - Prepress Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 2.0

A basic course in pre-press activities. Students will use a computer application to create simple digital documents. Printer control marks, color bars, text marks, crop marks and fold marks will be explained as well as how to output documents in PDF format. Different styles of print layouts for single and multiple impositions will be discussed and used. An imposition application will be used for the basics of how to output files to wide format proof printers.  

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

  • recognize standard Graphic Formats, Color Spaces and Documents;
  • produce and convert basic graphic documents into a pdf workflow;
  • solve imposition calculations for page creep, ganging and step and repeat;
  • modify quality control devices and marks relevant to specific outputs;
  • classify imposition layouts for books and flat sheet layouts;
  • apply impositions to specific binding and workstyles utilizing a digital workflow; and
  • modify Output Device dependent settings to achieve predictable results.

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