Dec 11, 2023
GA 123 - Advanced Press/Bindery
Credit Hours: 1
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, registering and fitting, paper considerations and press problem-solving for quality control will be covered. The comparison of various other printing processes will be included along with safety considerations.
After completion of this course the student will have acquired the skills to:
- identify various printing processes and understand lithographic principles and techniques;
- be able to apply methods used to measure quantities and thickness of paper and determine number of cuts derived from mill sheets while taking into consideration “grain directions”;
- understand the principles of multiple color printing;
- describe and identify various substrates used in printing and their relationships to ink and press operation;
- review of safety and health concerns in the press lab and industry;
- understand the basic management functions involved in a printing company;
- review press operations and procedures; and
- review finishing and bindery functions.
Prerequisites: GA 104, GA 105
Concurrent Registration: GA 124