Prepress

Design and Graphic Arts
7 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 105,0 TP + 4,0 OT + 3,0 O

Lecturer
- Rui Miguel Sardinha Proença
- Miguel Alexandre Pereira Sanches

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
Understand the stages of production of the graphic object;
Identify/characterize printing processes;
Acquire knowledge in analog and digital imposition;
Be able to use specific software;
Distinguish between different file formats;
Understand color management systems.

Program
Characterisation and identification of printing processes;
Printing moulds:
Classification of originals, its analysis and control;
Warping technologies and its densitometric applications;
Measuring/calibration instruments and control scales;
Text-image processing and integration;
Manual and digital page-setting;
Workflows CtF, CtP, CtS, CtC.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous: 40% P; 30% I; 30% SC (P; I; SC: 50% TP> = 10, 45% T>=10, 5% assiduity);
Theoretical: > = 10, TP works performed in each component;
Final: excluded if attendance <2/3 and/or <10 in theoretical in one of the components.

Bibliography
- BAER, L. (2004). Produção Gráfica. S. Paulo: SENAC
- RYBERG, R. e LUNDBERG, P. e JOHANSSON, K. (2004). Manual de Producción Grafica – Recetas. Barcelona: GG
- , . e , . e LÉLIS, C. (2011). InDesign CS5 – Curso Completo. Lisboa: FCA – Editora de Informática, Lda.
- KIPPHAN, H. (2001). Handbook of Print Media – Technologies and Production Methods. Berlin: Springer-Verlag

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by audiovisual resources and analogue/digital case studies.
Hands-on practice of manual, mechanical and computer-aided production of several types of printing moulds.

Software used in class
Adobe InDesign (Pagination)
Trueflow SE - SCREEN (Imposition)
XMF Workflow - FujiFilm (Imposition)