Printing (PRN)

Courses

PRN 131. Flexography I. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course provides basic hands-on instruction in flexographic image preparation, platemaking, mounting, and printing. Emphasis is placed on taking press measurements, making and mounting plates, and obtaining quality in press operation on a narrow-web press. Upon completion, students should be able to describe and perform flexographic production procedures in pre-press, press setup, press operation, and die-cutting.

PRN 132. Flexography II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of PRN 131 and introduces wide-web presses. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting press problems, color matching, parts identification, make-ready, and setup of narrow-web, wide-web, or corrugated presses. Upon completion, students should be able to produce advanced projects involving all flexographic production phases. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentration in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take PRN 131

PRN 155. Screen Printing I. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers screen printing techniques and materials. Topics include methods, materials, design, and image and stencil preparation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to produce single- or multi-color projects.

PRN 156. Screen Printing II. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of PRN 155. Emphasis is placed on advanced techniques and current industry practices. Upon completion, students should be able to produce multi-color projects utilizing various photographic stencil methods and substrates.

Prerequisites: Take PRN 155

PRN 221. Offset Press Operations. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced lithographic theory and provides extensive hands-on operating experience. Emphasis is placed on make-ready, press operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of multi-color jobs on sheet-fed offset presses and duplicators. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, run, maintain, and produce commercial-quality multi-color work.

PRN 231. Flexography III. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of PRN 132. Emphasis is placed on the products made and processes used in the industry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced production techniques of flexographic products. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentation in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take PRN 132

PRN 232. Flexography IV. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course provides opportunities for advanced and specialized study in flexography. Emphasis is placed on specialized product design and production. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the comprehensive scope of the flexographic industry, products, and processes. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentation in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take PRN 231

PRN 240. Print Estimating/Planning. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers printing economics, development of cost centers, job flow throughout departments, and material and labor costs. Topics include budgeted, hourly, cost-rate derivation; production standards and data; and analysis of other estimating procedures including computer-assisted estimating. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of economic factors of the printing industry and determine all production costs of printed jobs. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentation in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take GRA 121

PRN 241. Flexo Applications I. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an opportunity to specialize in certain applications in flexographic printing. Emphasis is placed on understanding color and production concerns in order to produce products. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot color problems during printing and relate them to the production procedures. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentation in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take All: GRA 152 and PRN 131

PRN 242. Flexo Applications II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an opportunity to produce comprehensive projects, including color work on special substrates using specialty inks. Emphasis is placed on compensation for press limitations to produce high-quality color products. Upon completion, students should be able to produce color images on a variety of substrates and troubleshoot and solve production problems. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Flexography concentation in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program.

Prerequisites: Take All: PRN 241, GRA 153, and GRA 255