Digital Printing

Design and Graphic Arts
3 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 TP + 2,0 OT

Lecturer
- Rui Miguel Sardinha Proença
- Miguel Alexandre Pereira Sanches

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1- Acquire knowledge about digital printing (DP) processes;
2- Understand, distinguish and characterize technologies, products, raw materials and consumables;
3- Be aware of DP advantages
4- Identify types of products produced with DP
5- Operating with different DP equipment

Program
1- Digital Printing;
2- Fundamentals and basic components;
3- Conventional vs Digital printing;
4- Advantages of Digital Printing;
5- Various types of Digital Printing;
5.1- Computer to press;
5.2- Electrophotography;
5.3- Ionography;
5.4- Electrography;
5.5- Magnetography;
5.6- Photography;
5.7- Ink Jet;
5.8- Sublimation;
5.9- Thermography;
6- Types of print jobs.

Evaluation Methodology

Bibliography
- KIPPHAN, H. (2001). Handbook of Print Media; Technologies and Production Methods. Berlim: Springer-Verlag
- JOHNSON, H. (2004). Mastering Digital Printing, Second Edition (Digital Process and Print). : Muska & Lipman
- JOHNSON, H. (2004). Digital Printing Start-Up Guide (Digital Process and Print). : Thomson, Course Technolog
- Mortara, B. (2009). Impressão Digital: introdução e tecnologia. São Paulo: Scortecci
- Nickelson, J. (2017). Fine Art Inkjet Printing: The Craft and Art of the Fine Digital Print. San Rafael, CA, USA: Rocky Nook
- Jürgens, M. (2014). The Digital Print: Identification and Preservation. Los Angeles, USA: Getty Publications
- Roland, . (0). Roland DG. Acedido em 8 de setembro de 2018 em www.rolanddg.com

Method of interaction
1- Presentation of theoretical concepts using audiovisual media;
2- Analysis of printed graphics objects by digital process;
3- Practical exercises.

Software used in class
VersaWorks