Digital Printing and Colour Management

6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 45,0 TP + 5,0 OT

- Soraia Alexandra Cancela da Fonseca de Vasconcelos Magalhães

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On completion of this module the students should be familiarised with the digital print process, be able to produce photographic proofs with accuracy and efficiency. They should be able to create a colour management system in order to control colour information from capture to printing.

Fundamentals of printing.
Printers management and printing layout.
Quality control.
Introduction to project.
Description and calibration of screens. Creation of colour profiles for scanners.
Creation of colour profiles for digital cameras.
Alignment of jet printers and ink jet printers.

Evaluation Methodology

- MURPHY, C. e FRASER, B. e BUNTING, F. (2003). Real World Color Management. Berkeley: Peachpit Press
- ITTEN, J. (1971). The Elements of Color, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. -: -
- BUCKLOW, S. (2009). The Alchemy of Paint: Art, Science and Secrets from the Middle Ages: Colour and Meaning Fom the Middle Ages. -: Marion Boyars Publishers
- BELLANTONI, P. (2005). If Its Purple Someone’s Going to Die: the Power of Color in Visual Storytelling. -: Focal Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical/practical classes.

Software used in class
Photoshop CS4, Eye-one Match, Profile Maker, Silverfast