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
GRA420 - Week 10 (Saddle Stitching)
midterm review (question was taken off the midterm)
feeder system is a pile feeder and feeds from the bottom using suckers
pile supported by a couple of fingers
sucker draws the bottom signature around the drum or grabb
GRA420 Week 6
usually some form of hole punched , many different formats, each used for some form of
require 3 collated sheets beforehand
trim all 4 sides before bind
collate after all the appropriate finishing operations are do
GRA420 Week 8
slide 1 - Adhesive Binding Part I
putting things together with some type of glue
the dominant binding method for books and brochures
most books are perfect bound/adhesive bound
number of thread sewn books has decreased
almost all softcover b
Muller Martini Amigo Plus Perfect Binder
Emergency Stop (2)
Slide out control panel
Hot glue 170 degrees
4 clamps, open and close
Fully open when near black strip
Closes near yellow strip
Fully closed when in machine
Loose Leaf products & Industry
Loose leaf products are usually letter size but not bounded, and have a pink margin
Window Report Covers
uses mechanical binding processes
pockets are used for additional functionality
protects whats inside the products
GRA202: Midterm Review
What is Graphic Design: Using Pictographic & Typographic elements to create an effective message with meaning
Physical (tangible): Shape Space - Trapped space: around elements - Counterform: within counters of letters