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GA 105 - Lithographic Press I

Credit Hours: 2.5

Introduction to the background, components and principles of offset lithography and hands-on operation of various duplicator presses, plate-making, paper handling, ink and basic bindery/finishing methods. Included will be instruction in safety, maintenance, make ready, production and quality control. The course objective is to produce well-printed, single- and multi-colored jobs for inclusion in a portfolio.

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

  • explain the operations required to produce a printed product;
  • explain the role of the graphic arts technician and their relationship with the members of the print production team;
  • demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain a variety of printing/bindery equipment;
  • present ideas verbally, demonstrating craftsmanship and confidence in a commercial print shop environment;
  • demonstrate safe working habits and practices in an industrial environment;
  • demonstrate proper material handling abilities; and
  • demonstrate increased verbal and visual communication skills in presenting one’s ability to apply standard practices in a printing production environment.

F (S)