Assignment #2: Choose Your Own Adventure
Mitchell Houlahan 500629199
November 27, 2015
In the design and printing industries there are always misconceptions and
certainly a fair amount of misunderstandings. Communicating with de
GCM 110 Lecture 2
September 15th, 2016
A Brief History of Communications (Video)
- Before written communication, the only way to communicate was
o These had to memorized to passed down
o Broken telephone: message got transformed as it pass
Two key traits you find in the workflow
- reliable and repeatable
Status steps of integration matrix
- customer confirmed installed available in progress interface listings?
- IoT _pest control (mousetrap) healthcare (connected patient
LECTURE 1: INTRO TO DIGITAL PRINT
Printing with a Master vs. printing without a Master
Digital Technologies: Digital Print Is Growing.
COST: print as few as one copy
lots of different formats and materials:
- small & large
Basic Components of an XML File
Concept of Markup Languages
XML is everywhere already. We can use a browser, all words are English (no specialist
JDF is everywhere. A Standard.
currently in Acrobat 8, 9, X, Kodak Preps (Impos
Researchers have found cave paintings that date back as far
as 20,000 BC
True written communication happened many years later around
3,500 BC by the Sumerians
The Sumerians created drawings of everyday objects cal
Binding and Finishing
When making a diecut they use two different types of tapes
o Green- that the print is good and ready to create
o Red- that there is a mistake that needs to be changed
Post-Press Binding Job:
Pen & Paper Material Testing
The Importance of Knowing Paper
Influence the message you are trying to communicate
Will affect the cost of the job significantly
o Thicker stock is more expensive
Will determine how long th
1. Customer and marketer think of solutions
2. Graphic designer creates files
3. Prepress operator makes the files ready for a printing
4. Press operator prints the job
5. Post-press binds the job
6. Job i
Because of pressures from society we have developed printers
that help preserve materials
Pangea organics packaged in moded fibers (Egg carton,
Screen print makes it easier to recycle as glass and plas
Week 5 PT.1
Premedia & File Prep
Proofing is when you printing the one off page to show the
It is to show what the file would look like after print and
to check if everything if fine (spelling, colour, design)
o This is to get fin
GCM738 FINAL REVIEW
The Dodge tool and the Burn tool lighten or darken areas of the image
Photographers hold back light to lighten an area on the print (dodging) or
increase the exposure to darken areas on a p
Image Settings for Web and Print
ISO was known as ASA
ISO is the film sensitivity
Higher the ISO the more sensitive and will become
ISO 200 more smooth
GCM110 Exam Review
Questions & Marks: 100 marks/100 questions
Time: 100 minutes
GCM110 Exam Section 1
Start time: Dec 9, 3 p.m.
Location: ENG Building, Room LG 14
Bring a calculator
No questions on dates
Most is after midter
The significance of Johannes Gutenberg's (Circa 1398 1468) contributions to printing
and their impact on greatly expanding opportunities for literacy and learning, particularly
among lay people, cannot be overstated. In fact, some assert that no invention
GRA 320 Bindery and Finishing Midterm Review
- RF Welding a process to bond plastics together radio frequency
- Ancillary Services makes the most money
- Prepress is a black hole, tech changes every 5 years
- Single copy = digital
- Limited edi
Ancient Chinese Bindings
-popularity of this form of book marked the end of the scroll
and the beginning of the folded leaf book.
-first Chinese book format to depart completely from the
concept of the scroll
- folded leaves are pasted
Title of the magazine: Bloomberg Markets
Publisher: Michael Dukmejian
Issue: volume 21 | number 3
Date: March 2012
Bloomberg Markets magazine is the publication for global finance professionals.
Although it is based in New York, Bloomberg also targets the
September 29, 2015
Overview of Premedia, File Prep & Proofing
Kinds of Original Images !
- Classied according to whether the copy is line, as in type matter, lines, diagrams,
and pen and ink drawings; or continuoustone, as in a photogr
October 29 - November 3, 2015
GCM 110 !
Paper & Ink + Materials Testing
The Importance of Knowing Paper !
- Inuences the message you try to communicate !
- Affects the cost of the job !
- Determines how long the product lasts !
What Is Paper Made Of?!
November 4 - 10, 2015
GCM 110 !
Printing Processes - Sheetfed & Web Offset
Printing With a Master !
- Convention Processes!
Sheetfed and Webfed Offset Lithography !
All Traditional Printing Requires !
- Somewhere to store ink !
- Somewhere to mount the p
November 18-24, 2015
GCM 110 !
Binding and Finishing
Binding & Finishing !
- Any process that happens after printing and before shipping to the customer !
- Sometimes referred to as "post press processes" !
- Finishing comes rst, then binding !
- Always w
Adhesive Binding II
Perfect Binding Basics
Signatures are gathered (instead of inserted), therefore no lip.
Spine and head/foot are registered.
Spine is milled (roughed up) and notched.
Spine is glued, side is glued.
Cover is fed.
Cover is nip
There are 5 emergency stop buttons (feeder, control panel, either side of trimmer)
1 drive at a time
Start at delivery and work forward
Takes 1-3 hours to set up
Hand feed station
It is on the right end of the saddle-stitcher
Twin compact pocket