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    Offered: First and Second Quarter, First Year
    Instructors: Jennifer Fairman, Assistant Professor
    Credits: 1 credit: 3 Lecture hours per session

    An introduction to reproduction methods. Criteria for reproducibility of artwork presented for print media. Selected student work in various media may be reproduced for evaluation of instructional and artistic effectiveness and reproduction quality. Preparation for reproduction in both digital and print format: including leader lines, labels, typography and reduction. Taught concurrent with illustration courses.

    COURSE objectives

  • Students should be able to prepare camera-ready illustrations with labeling that meet the specific requirements for continuous tone and line reproduction.
  • Use of (a), digital equipment (b) related to mechanical preparation: a. Preparation for second color overlays. Transfer and composed typography. Registration, crop, and other printer's marks. b. Digital processing of line with type using: (1) Software: word processing; Adobe Illustrator®; Adobe Photoshop®; Adobe Type Manager® (2) Hardware: Scanner and Printer
  • Indicate measurements and determine percentage reductions.
  • Use accepted terms and references for plate preparation, i.e., half-tone screen percentage, "bumping" highlights, square-cut halftone, fine-line negative, combination negative.
  • Observe four-color separation process and preparation of art for laser scanning.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the illustrator, platemaker, and printer.


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  • Half tone and line reproduction examples of student work

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    COURSE evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Interim class critiques
  • Discussion of student's own work from media courses
  • Final grade


    One session coordinated with continuous tone project schedule. One session coordinated with pen and ink project schedule.

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