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Design e Tecnologia das Artes Gráficas


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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 9182/2020 - 25/09/2020

7 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 105,0 TP + 4,0 OT + 3,0 O , Cód. 964445.

- Luís Miguel Alves de Oliveira (1)(2)
- Rui Miguel Sardinha Proença (2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona

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1. Understand and control the prepress steps in the graphic production workflow.
2. Utilize specific page layout software.
3. Acquire skills on originals and their reproduction: Lineature; separation and color management.
4. Acquire skills in analog and digital imposition.

1. Presentation of the program and introduction to the interface;
1.1 The work environment. Definition of the document;
1.2 Introduction to the operating program toolbox;
1.3 Concept of parent pages. Page definition;
1.4 Composition and editing of simple and complex texts;
2. Tools and editing in Pagination;
2.1 Import and manipulation of text and images;
2.2 Grid: organization of text into columns; tabulations, collations and paragraph opening; information hierarchization;
2.3 Text processing: character and paragraph attributes, “widowed” and “orphaned” lines, hyphenation control and justification. Revision;
2.4 Construction and editing of tables;
2.5 Paragraph, character and table styles and formatting. Text editing, definition of parameters applicable to types and paragraphs;
2.6 Color editing, Color palette and gradients; Creation and editing of special process colors;
2.7 Creation and editing of indexes;
2.8 Management of extensive documents;
3. Originals and their reproduction
3.1 Lineature, point geometry, plot angle; AM, FM and XM (Hybrid) frame types;
3.2 Color separation;
3.3 Color management.
4. Document finalization;
4.1 Creation and editing of PDF files;
4.2 Preflight and Package.

1. Analog Assembly
1.1 Identification and nomenclature of equipment, instruments, consumable materials and tools for executing layouts and assemblies;
1.2 The preliminary phases for the preparation of the photoliths to be carried out during assembly;
1.3 Standard Formats, DIN (series A, B, C, and graphic formats);
1.4 Layout of the base page; determination of the rectangle/text area and distribution of perimeter margins;
1.5 Layout. Assembly requirements conditioned by printing;
1.6 Assembly. Normative elements to carry out the assembly; regular and irregular lying;
2. Control elements
2.1 Cut marks, registration marks, perforation marks, crease marks, signature marks (book work);
2.2 Indication of machine input, clamp margin, identification of the color system, strips for visual and densitometric control;
3. Digital Assembly
3.1 Programs for digital imposition and digital workflow;
3.2 File compatibility; PDF, JDF, PPF;
3.3 Digital imposition/assembly performed using software (Trueflow and Xmf);
3.4 Position Tests: obtaining digital tests, review.

Evaluation Methodology
The final grade of the Curricular Unit, at all times of evaluation, is calculated based on the following weighting:
Paging Component – 70%; Imposition Component - 30%.

In the evaluation of each of the components of the Curricular Unit, the elements described below are considered, with the following weighting:

1. Continuous assessment
Practical evaluation: 50% - average of the practical work carried out in class; 5% - attendance.
Written evaluation: 45% - written test.

Students who have obtained classification >=10 values in the practical evaluation and classification >=10 values in the written evaluation are exempt from the exam.~

Students who do not attend a minimum of 2/3 of the classes, or who have not obtained a classification >=10 in the practical evaluation, are excluded from the examination.

Students admitted to evaluation by exam will have to take a written test for the components of the Curricular Unit in which, in the written test, they have not obtained a classification >=10 out of 20.

2. Exam
Practical assessment: 50% - average of the practical work done in class (continuous assessment).
Written evaluation: 50% - written test.

Students who have obtained a classification >=10 points in the practical assessment and a classification >=10 points in the written assessment are approved in the exam.

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- ANTON, K. e DEJARLD, T. (2024). Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book (2024 release). San Francisco: Pearson Education, Adobe Press
- BAER, L. (2004). Produção Gráfica. S. Paulo: SENAC
- BARBOSA, C. (2019). Manual Prático de Produção Gráfica. Lisboa: Principia
- FORMENTI, J. e REVERTE, S. (2008). La Imagen Gráfica y su Reproducción. Barcelona: Ediciones CPG
- KIPPHAN, H. (2001). Handbook of Print Media? Technologies and Production Methods. Berlin: Springer-Verlag
- LUNDBERG, P. e JOHANSSON, K. e RYBERG, R. (2011). Manual de Producción Grafica: Recetas. Barcelona: GG - Gustavo Gil
- SEDDON, T. (2007). Images: A Creative Digital Workflow for Graphic Design. London: RotoVision

Teaching Method
1 - Presentation of theoretical content using audiovisual media and analog and digital examples.
2 - Practical exercises.

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




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