The aim of this module is to provide students the fundamental knowledge of pre-press workflow, printing processes and finishing techniques in print production. The course covers preparation of digital files for output and reproduction, colour management, colour separations, colour proofing, selection of paper materials, various printing methods and processes, production cost and other design considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively prepare F.A. files and select appropriate production output methods for different design solutions.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the module, the student is expected to be able to:
1. Define basic terminology and key elements in graphic print/digital production.
2. Classify the format, standard sizes and folding types of print collaterals.
3. Explain the standard workflow in the pre-press stage of production.
4. Identify various printing methods in relation to paper types and qualities.
5. Demonstrate various stages of files preparation in pre-press stage of production.
6. Analyze the effectiveness of various output methods for different design solutions.