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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GA 122 - Electronic Imaging II

Credit Hours: 2

A more advanced course in pre-press activities that reflects changes in the printing industry with hands-on laboratory projects that include digital image capture and the use of an imposition application to create signatures in a variety of styles. Students will learn to imposition print jobs with multiple images like post cards, menus and multiple page signatures.

Course Outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • learn about how job tickets provide checklists of general information for use by both prepress and press, and bindery departments;
  • plan and create an imposition that will be saddle stitched;
  • learn about how to plan for proper clamp and gripper allowances;
  • learn about the importance of printing controls like crop marks, registration marks, and color bars and how to create each in an imposition software application;
  • send digital files for output to a wide format printer;
  • create a two color step and repeat imposition;
  • plan an imposition based on a work and turn layout style;
  • create an imposition that will be printed on two sides of a press sheet;
  • study sequential page order for various types of signatures;
  • send digital files to output computer to plate;
  • learn why computer application software continues to replace the traditional imposition (stripping) methods for plate making; and
  • learn how unwanted patterns (moiré) are created in printing and how to avoid and correct them.

Prerequisites: GA 103
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