Name: Doug Crabtree
Phone: (509) 533-3717
Office: Technical Arts — Bldg. 19, Rm. 223
Office Hours: View my schedule
Mailing Address: MS 3190
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
GRDSN 122 Design Tech III
Print Production examines the methods of commercial printing; the presses, inks, paper, and finishing. The prepress operations to prepare digital files for printing will be emphasized.
Develop awareness of developing printing technologies, and the development of a learning strategy or habit.
Gain an understanding of lithography, letterpress, gravure, screen printing, digital printing, and large format printing.
Edit, color correct, and enhance photographic images for printing.
Develop efficient workflows for image editing.
Coordinate files from editing and layout applications into press-ready documents.
Use preflighting software to collect files for output.
Configure the Adobe PDF creation tools for proofing and final output.
Using critical thinking skills to solve production problems.
The Pirates’ Code, as practiced by the Pirates of the Caribbean.
“…the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules.”
Real World Print Production by Claudia McCue
The Pocket Pal International Paper
If you have completed the criteria and competency listing on any given project you will receive a 3.0. If you do not meet these industry standards you will receive an "I" for incomplete.
Any incomplete projects need to be completed within 5 lab days after the final project is due.
To obtain a 4.0 you must exceed expectations in either work ethic, artistic ability, production skills, writing skills, computer skills, people skills or idea development.
Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class. The attendance policy is as follows: More than 4 absences = 0.0 grade point.
If you are absent you must make up the work by: a) collecting the class notes, b) doing any missed work and c) coordinating with your instructor. Any work you do not make up due to your absence will lower your grade one full grade (Ex: 3.0 turns into a 2.0). Two late attendances equal one absence. Leaving early or working on projects for another class during class time will result in absence.
Be prepared: Bring your disks, sketches, ideas, pictures to scan, research, and textbooks to class. It is recommended that you make multiple backups of your work.
You are automatically set up with the Blackboard system. Testing and communication will take place within Blackboard.
You will receive email regarding this course through the email address you provided when you registered. Please make sure you have your current email listed in your SFCC student information. You may edit this at any time by visiting the SFCC web site.
There are a number of free email services available. It may be practical to set up an account (with a business-like name) just for your school work and correspondence.
Note: This information is tentative and may be changed as the course proceeds.This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and appropriate changes may be made by the faculty. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.