Graphic Technology

Design and Graphic Arts
7 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 60,0 PL + 6,0 OT

Lecturer
- Regina Aparecida Delfino
- Vitor Dinis Carita de Jesus
- Paula Alexandra Costa Leite Pinto Pereira

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Learn the basics of the production phases in the printing industry and graphic reproduction systems.
Master the engraving and etching techniques
Master letterpress hand setting and typsetting techniques.

Program
? Work flow of the printing industry: pre-press, printing, postpress. Orig.: image/text.
? Convent. Printing (Letterpress and flexography, offset, gravure and Pad Print., Screen Print.) and Digital Print. Print. forms.
? Technical processes of engraving: woodcut, lithograph, drypoint, intaglio, mezzotint, etching, aquatint and soft varnish.
? Department: metric systems, typology, classification.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous asses.: theoretical written test, attendance and practical lab projects
Final asses.: attend. 2/3 of classes and min.mark 10/20 on projects. Theoretical exam.
Overall grade: arithmetic average of all assessment tasks (min. mark 10/20)

Bibliography
- CATAFAL, J. e OLIVA, C. (1996). A Gravura. Lisboa: Editorial Estampa
- HEITLINGER, P. (2006). Tipografia, origens, formas e uso das letras. Lisboa: Dinalivro
- JOHANSSON, K. e LUNDBERG, P. e RYBERG, R. (2004). Manual de producción gráfica. Recetas. Barcelona: Editorial Gustave Gili, SA.
- KIPPHAN, H. (2001). Handbook of print media: technologies and production methods. Heidelberg: Springer

Method of interaction
?Presentation of theoretical contents using audiovisual resources. Discussion/analysis and comparison of printed items.
?Field trip
?Engraving: practical projects with etching.
?Typesetting: hand setting exercises.

Software used in class
Not applicable.