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
1.1- Digital workflow;
1.2- Special prints forms and their characterization;
2.1- Special prints produced with inline offset equipment;
2.2- Study of equipment, media and consumables.
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;
4.1- 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
Theoretical evaluation will take place at the time of attendance and examination.
The practical component will have continuous assessment if the student attends at 2/3 of the classes.
The final grade assigned as follow: Pad printing 40%, Offset 60%.

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