Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5228

Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

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Course Description

This course looks at skills and knowledge required for preparing client image files for pre-press processing. This practice is used by those working in the digital imaging industry, where image files require processing before printing.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites or co requisites.

The unit is taught in conjunction with Make illustrative images for publication and display CUVPHI512A.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing


1Consult with pre-press bureau about formatting requirements.

2Prepare files for pre-press processing.

3Wrap up and review print

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to plan and implement a pre press project’s production workflow, through the application of relevant software, profiles, layout and image processing techniques. You will also be aware of considerations such as financial planning and feasibility.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises and through the application of learned skills and insights to your preparation of digital files.