GCIP 105 Design for Print Production - Fall 2012
GCIP 105 • Section 72486 • 4 Units • Tuesday & Thursday 2:00PM 4:50PM • MD 133
Instructor: James Miller • Phone: 760.744.1150 ext 2452 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the printing industry, there are a variety of production and press options. This course covers the basics in operating a variety of printing presses. Students will learn the difference between digital and offset presses as well as concepts in register board presses and direct feed presses. Specific areas of study may include types of paper stock, press set-up and plate types. This course may also cover processes for color printing such as 1-color or 4-color process jobs.
Offset lithography, or offset printing, is most frequently used for printing magazines, newsletters, tabloids and books. Students in this course will learn terminology and basic operations of an offset press. Specific areas of study may include press plates, rollers, inks, materials, paper stock and press safety. Students may also learn about environmental factors in printing such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and other green printing initiatives.