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 assessment test.
Continuous assessment in the lab and final reports.
Continuous assessment of individual and group exercises and project briefs.

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

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
Not applicable