Printing - Offset II and Pad Printing

Design and Graphic Arts
6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 75,0 TP + 5,0 OT

Lecturer
- Paula Alexandra Costa Leite Pinto Pereira
- Miguel Alexandre Pereira Sanches

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1- Provide in-depth knowledge of printing techniques with special emphasis to the traditional systems such as offset and pad printing.
2- To recognize, classify and master the methods of preparation of various special printing techniques.

Program
1- Classification of the main techniques for special printing;
1.1- Digital workflow;
1.2- Special prints forms and their characterization;
2- Identification and production of prints using special prints;
2.1- Special prints produced with inline offset equipment;
2.2- Study of equipment, media and consumables.
3- Studies of equipment and printing plates for pad printing;
3.1- Study and identification of pad printing machines with closed and open cartridge;
3.2- Identification of pressure contol devices, board door parts and clichés door, scraper blades and ink cartridges;
3.3- Producing forms of pad printing and application of frames;
4- Preparation of consumables for pad printing.
4.1- Differentiation of pad printing clichés;
4.2- Characteristics of buffers and their manufacture (Silicon hardness and shape);
4.3- Identification of different types of inks and conducting resistance and compatibility testing.

Evaluation Methodology
In continuous evaluation, the elements described below are considered, with the following weighting:
OFFSET - 50% practical work done in class with evaluation >= 10; 25% written evaluation with evaluation >= 10; 20% practical-theoretical work; 5% for attendance.
PAD PRINTING - 50% final report with evaluation >= 10; 45% practical work done in class with evaluation >= 10; 5% for attendance.

Students admitted to exam evaluation will have to take a written test in the Offset component (TP).
Students who do not attend a minimum of 2/3 of classes or do not meet the criteria for continuous assessment are excluded from the exam evaluation.

In evaluation by exam the elements described below are considered, with the following weighting:
OFFSET - 50% practical work done in class with evaluation >= 10; 30% written evaluation with evaluation >= 10; 20% practical-theoretical work.

The final grade of this unit is calculated based on the following weighting:
60% OFFSET; 40% PAD PRINTING.

Bibliography
- WITHAM, S. (2007). Print and Production Finishes for Promotional Items. Londres: Rotovision
- BECKMANN, T. e MORLOK, F. (2009). Extra: Encyclopaedia of Experimental Print Finishing. Basel: Birkhauser Verlag AG: Basel: Birkhauser Verlag AG
- HARRIS, P. e AMBROSE, G. (2006). Basic Design: Print & Finish. Londres: AVA Publishing
- Underconsideration, U. (0). FPO - For Print Only. Acedido em 19 de fevereiro de 2018 em www.underconsideration.com/fpo

Method of interaction
1- Lectures supported by audiovisual resources.
2- Hands-on practical exercises individually or as part of a team.

Software used in class
Not applicable