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Kelly R Showalter
T C 412
Seattle Campus

Print Production

Introduction to print production for technical communicators. Topics include digital pre-press, printing, binding, and finishing. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Learn to take a design through preflight, prepress, printing, bindery and delivery. We'll learn about inks, paper, different printing methods, retouching photos and the aspects of bindery and fulfillment. We'll also look at great ad campaigns both integrated online and in print.

Student learning goals

Print a project on press and know what printers are talking about.

Learn the difference between inks and paper.

Be able to talk printer language and know the production vocabulary.

Will know advertising budgets and costs for printing projects.

General method of instruction

Hands-on projects in class, working in team environments and touring vendor shops. Guest speakers will attend the class talking about prepress and preflight of files, paper and taking your project into the prepress world.

Recommended preparation

Reading the weekly chapters in the required text book and participation in class.

Class assignments and grading

Individual project, Mid term and Final Team Presentation.

4.0 scale. Grade consists of 1) attendance, 2) Individual project, 3) Mid Term and 4) Final team Presentation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kelly R Showalter
Date: 03/26/2007