Quality Control

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

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

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
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.

Program
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 test (module I). Exam exemption: minimum mark of 10/20.
Continuous assessment of laboratory work and final report (module II).
Continuous assessment of individual/group exercises including project brief (module III).
In both continuous ass

Bibliography
- 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
Conventional lectures supported by audiovisual resources (CD, DVD, etc.)
Practical, laboratory classes: group and individual assignments.

Software used in class
Not applicable