GRAPH 275 / DES 237 Digital Prepress :: International Academy of Design & Technology

Course Overview

Complete Syllabus

Class Meetings Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30PM–5:00PM
Session Term 1 2011
Instructor Dawn Pedersen
Email [email protected]
Phone 916-320-1371

Course Description

This course explores the technology and terminology of the printing process from the electronic design perspective. Preparation of art for production, working with vendors and leading projects through to completion will be the focus of the course.

Performance Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the electronic and conventional elements of prepress production;
  • Compare and contrast different types of printing and the techniques involved in the printing process;
  • Identify and discuss each stage of the production process, from prepress to delivery;
  • Prepare flight-checked and correctly formatted and specified electronic files for the printer or related vendor; and
  • Demonstrate the correct use of professional printing terminology

Course Prerequisite

GRAPH250 - Digital Layout

Required Text

Johansson, Kaj. A Guide to Graphic Print Production.
Wiley. 2nd ed. 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-0471761389
ISBN-10: 0471761389

Supplies

Recordable media (such as a Flash drive)

Course Outline & Assignments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Assignments not completed in class will be assigned as homework. This schedule may change based on class experience and instructor’s discretion.

Week Class Dates Topic Assignment Summary File Name Points Due Date
1 01/03/11
01/05/11
Fundamentals of Prepress Business Card Specifications Report business card report.doc 20 01/10/11
Business Card Layout business card.ai 25
business card.pdf 5
2 01/10/11
01/12/11
Chromatics Duotone duotone.psd 10 01/17/11
duotone.pdf 5
Tritone tritone.psd 10
tritone.pdf 5
Gamut Adjusted gamut-adjusted.psd 10
Spot Color spot-colot.psd 10
3 01/17/11
01/19/11
Digital Images Comparative Poster comparative.pdf 50 01/24/11
4 01/24/11
01/26/11
Image Editing Images Scanned and Edited images.pdf 50 01/31/11
5 01/31/11
02/02/11
Text and Layout Using InDesign Puppet Article.pdf 50 02/07/11
MIDTERM PROJECT class portfolio.pdf 150
6 02/07/11
02/09/11
Avoiding Printing Pitfalls Restaurant Company Overview company overview.doc 25 02/14/11
Restaurant Logo logo.eps 25
7 02/14/11
02/16/11
Logo Implementation and Prepress Production Restaurant Business Card business card.pdf 17 02/21/11
Restaurant Letterhead letterhead.pdf 17
Restaurant Envelope envelope.pdf 16
8 02/21/11
02/23/11
Proofs, Imposition and Halftone Restaurant Menu menu.pdf 20 02/28/11
handheld mockup 5
Restaurant Take-Out Box take-out box.pdf 20
handheld mockup 5
9 02/28/11
03/02/11
Paper Graphic Standards Manual—first draft manual.pdf 50 03/07/11
10 03/07/11
03/09/11
Final Project Lab Graphic Standards Manual—second draft manual.pdf 50 03/09/11
FINAL PROJECT kit of parts.pdf 250