Dec 11, 2023
GA 133 - Lithographic Press III
Credit Hours: 2
Introduction to the hands-on operation, components, and systems of a sheet-fed press, and folder. 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 operation, 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, duo-tone, and multicolored jobs on the press including folder operations.
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 123, GA 124