Explaining different binding methods and applications, including case binding, perfect binding, saddle stitching, and lay flat binding
Describing the mailing and distribution process of printed products
Recognizing the basic procedures used to produce die cut, embossed, and foil products
Describe basic bindery operations in graphic arts.
Identifying advantages and disadvantages of in-line, off-line, and near-line finishing
Identifying basic paper types, including weights, grades, grain directions, and classifications used in the printing industry
Creating basic folds for printed products
Creating a basic paper cut from a parent sheet and a master cutting diagram for making cuts
Utilizing punching and drilling equipment
Demonstrating side, saddle-stitched, or stapled products
Calculate measurements for graphic arts technology, including line dimensions for printing, type in points and line length, volume for mixing chemicals, and original images for reduction and enlargement.
Solve mathematics problems related to graphic arts, including type calculations, liquid measurements, conversion problems, and paper-cutting calculations.
Determining volume for mixing chemicals in pressroom
Describe desirable work ethics and habits needed for the graphic arts industry.
Research career options in the graphic arts industry.
Evaluate job opportunities to include wages, benefits, and employment responsibilities in the graphic arts industry.
Describe a commercial printing operation and its production department following research and industry site visits.
Identify basic principles of design for graphic arts.
Identify digital image file types and resolutions.
Demonstrate techniques involved in the selection and use of word processing, illustration, image editing, and page layout software.
Interpret print production information from job ticket or jacket.
Explain techniques used to produce high-quality line and halftone images.
Demonstrate preflighting applications involved with various digital image file structures and types.
Utilizing transform tool to adjust layer sizes
Evaluating layer masking of digital image file
Explain attributes and characteristics of various type styles and their uses.
Demonstrate appropriate use of page layout software for desktop publishing.
Compare various methods of image capture, including scanner, digital camera, and file downloads.
Create original illustrations using appropriate design, tracing, and photography manipulating software.
Explain why portable document format (PDF) has become an integral part of the printing industry.
Create a PDF file from a native application file.
Describe the use of digital photography in image capture and digital imaging.
Summarize the capabilities and functions of imagesetters, platesetters, and digital printers.
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various hard and soft color proofing systems.
Demonstrate current systems, techniques, and imposition software for outputting files computer-to-plate.