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Print Production

Course Code GMD-130
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides an overview of the process of preparing print communication materials for reproduction, from concept to completion. Students are introduced to production workflow models in use today. Through a series of assignments, requires students to prepare and execute press-ready files of a professional standard. Using Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Adobe InDesign as a base, students will compile documents that are technically correct according to industry-standard workflow methods. The proper preparation and inclusion of Illustrator vector and Photoshop raster files is explored alongside colour synchronization, and colour management across applications. Projects will also require students to design and produce files that are technically correct for advanced printing methods that extend beyond the CMYK model like additional colours, and extensive use of pantone colour systems.