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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

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 123, GA 124
F (S)