Design and Graphic Arts
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 90,0 TP + 6,0 OT

- Luís Miguel Alves de Oliveira

Not applicable

Provide knowledge and technical expertise in the silk screen printing process using tools, machinery and miscellaneous materials inherent to the process.

1. Pre-press:
1.1 Image processing - line art and raster elements.
1.2 Silkscreen meshes; Frames; Tensioning devices.
1.3 Screen preparation (stretching).
1.4 Preparation of the emulsion and technical application -equipment?s and auxiliary materials.
1.5 Image transfer to the screen - equipment?s and auxiliary materials.
1.6 Developing - equipment?s and auxiliary materials.
1.7 Quality control - image retouch
2. Printing on various substracts with diferent originals.
2.1 Printing equipment?s and auxiliary materials.
2.2 Inks and substracts.
2.3 Preparation of the printing press.
2.4 Print.
2.5 Quality control during the production process.
2.6 Equipment cleaning and maintenance
2.7 Screen recovery.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment:
Class attendance - 5%
Work carried out during classes - 65%
Written test - 30%

written test - 30%
Class attendance - 5%
Work carried out during classes - 65%

- Stephens, J. (1996). Screen Process Printing. (Vol. 1). Inglaterra: Blue print
- SEFAR, S. (2006). Handbook for screen printers. (Vol. 1). Suiça: Sefar Inc. Printing Division
- Barbosa, C. (2009). Manual Prático de Produção Gráfica. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: Principia
- Kiphan, H. (2001). Handbook of Print Media. (Vol. 1). Alemanha: Springer

Method of interaction
Theoretical/practical classes supported by audiovisual resources. Study/description of mechanisms and technologies for industrial, artisanal and artistic printing processes. Laboratory work.

Software used in class
Not applicable