List uses and capabilities of storage devices for digital files, including network servers.
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different storage media including compact diskette (CD), digital video diskette (DVD), and flash memory.
Demonstrate file compression utility for file storage or transfer.
Explain the differences between Type 1, True Type and Open Type font formats.
Analyzing various font management activities and processes
Create logo designs for integration into a three-panel fold brochure design.
Utilizing a scanned template to create a logo
Utilize the Pantone Matching System to produce a multicolor job that includes scans, text, and spot color artwork.
Demonstrate the use of PostScript in digital prepress.
Determining the strengths and weaknesses of Tagged Information File Format (TIFF), Encapsulated PostScript (Eps), picture (PICT), Joint Photo Graphic Experts Group (JPEG), Portable Document File (PDF), Portable Document Format prepress data exchange (PDF/X-3), and Desktop Color Separations (DCS) in a PostScript environment
Apply procedures to produce, modify, and output files to customer-supplied or industry standard criteria.
Use a photo manipulation program to perform basic color correction and image cloning.
Identify safety considerations in computer-to-plate and direct-to-digital press operations, including interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and demonstrating proper waste disposal methods.
Demonstrate the trap to be applied to digitally created page using page layout, illustration, or trapping software.
Apply process control procedures necessary for successful digital file output.
Identifying direct imaging technologies on press
Utilizing plate scanning and ink key presetting technologies
Identifying digital plate materials and types
Comparing characteristics of paper and other various printing substrates, including foil and plastic
Demonstrate deletions and repairs to an offset plate.
Design a folding dummy for a 16-page job with pagination, folds, and guides.
Evaluate computer-to-plate operations at a commercial printing operation or facility.
Demonstrate techniques for operating a camera to produce high quality line and halftone images.
Applying safety considerations in camera, image assembly, and platemaking
Demonstrating darkroom layout, use of developing solutions, film usage and characteristics, and darkroom printing
Construct various sizes of flats from layout to completion.
Utilizing tools and equipment correctly to establish true edge and layout guidelines
Applying printing processes, including stripping; work and turn; work and tumble; step and repeat; multiple-page signatures; and tints, halftones, and multiple colors
Demonstrating the ability to proofread and make corrections during prepress operations
Use various platemakers, including photo direct and direct transfer.
Describe components of plates and platemaking, including materials, types, chemicals, methods, and procedures.
Demonstrate step scale, rubdown test, additions, deletions, and corrections for metal plate preparation.
Identify basic systems and parts of a press.
Demonstrate safe work habits and operation procedures in press operations.
Interpret printed production information from a job docket or ticket.