Quality Control

Design and Graphic Arts
5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 45,0 PL + 4,0 O

- Luís Miguel Alves de Oliveira
- Rui da Costa Marques Sant`Ovaia

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Students should be able to understand the performance of the several supports in all printing process (Prepress, Press and Postpress)in order to ensure the quality in graphics work.
Working with production flowcharts and apply quality control in production.

Module I: Fundamental principles of the paper manufacturing process and others as printing supports (plastics and textiles).
Module II: Characterization and quality control of paper and others printig materials. Statiscs tables. Properties of materials and its implications on printed product. Printing inks. Relationship ink-print support.
Module III:Quality control in all the process: Prepress, Printing and Post-Press

Evaluation Methodology
Written assessment test (module I). Minimum classification for exam exemption: 10 values.
Continuous assessment of student lab work and final reports (module II).
Continuous assessment of individual and group exercises with descriptive memory written works (module III).
In both continuous evaluations it is mandatory to carry out the scheduled laboratory work (in groups of 2 or 3 students) as well as the presentation of the respective reports.
The approval of the practical component implies a minimum grade of 10 values.
Final Exam (module I).
Final classification: 30% module I + 20% module II + 50% module III.

- Biermann, C. (1996). Handbook of pulping and papermaking. San Diego: Academic Press
- Kiphan, H. (2001). Handbook of Print Media. Berlin: Springer
- Asunción, J. (2002). O Papel ? Técnicas e Métodos Tradicionais de Fabrico. Lisboa: Editorial Estampa
- Barbosa, C. (2009). Manual Prático de Produção Gráfica. Lisboa: Principia

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by oral and audiovisual media (CD, DVD, etc.)
Practical and Laboratory exercise classes: group and individual assignments.

Software used in class
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