Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: VART5961C

Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5228 - Diploma of Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr Robert Gale
Phone: 9925 4848
Email: rob.gale@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites or co requisites.

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

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

Element:

1Consult with pre-press bureau about formatting requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source a checklist for printing requirements from
appropriate person/s and follow throughout preparation process.
1.2 Obtain relevant specifications for software and image file
formatting from appropriate person/s.
1.3 Ensure constraints of different printing processes (and
other diffusion techniques) are understood.

Element:

2Prepare files for pre-press processing.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Prepare image files using appropriate pre-press
processing techniques .
2.2 Choose suitable test charts/targets and print to
appropriate specifications for ink density and stock on a
linearised proofer.
2.3 Calibrate digital proofing device to examine test charts
and use results to generate colour profile.
2.4 Print test file on calibrated digital proofing device and use
results to generate output profile for press and stock.
2.5 Proof sample image and confirm with client.
2.6 Optimise images and output image product to profile
specifications using industry standards.
2.7 Save image files in appropriate format for pre-press
processing and prepare invoice/account for client.
2.8 Pack completed images for electronic/physical dispatch
with invoice/account and deliver to agreed location by
appropriate method/s within agreed timeframe.
2.9 Conclude and maintain management procedures.

Element:

3Wrap up and review print

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Catalogue and archive images appropriately.
3.2 Review response from client/s against final printed product.
3.3 Maintain contractual and financial records for business and taxation purposes.
3.4 Review personal performance within job context.
3.5 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from job.


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.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• demonstration and practical application
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• field trips
• independent project based work
• workshopping of students’ own projects

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to,
• independent project based work
• independent study


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass Content  <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type" />Elements
1

Introduction and Assignment 1 & 2 Briefs - RGB to CMYK Tutorial  
Discussion Assignment 2 ’The Book Project’ Overview
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1,2,3

2

Assignment 1. Location shoot - Fitzroy Gardens/Capt Cook Cottage Brochure  CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing
1.1, 1.2,1.3
3.1, 3.4, 3.5

CUVPH1512A
Make illustrative images for publication and display 1.1,1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5.
3

Submission: Assignment 1 Class review CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3
1, 3.1, 3.4,3.5
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CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4

4

Assignment 2. Book Proposal: Submission of 1 page typed proposal, of the subject matter and the intended approach to including costing. Student to make 5 minute presentation to the classSubmit assignment 1CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3.1, 3.3, 3.4,3.5

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4

5

RGB to CMYK workflow

Tutorial - Soft proof techniques using PS CS4

Demonstrate book layout issue Colorspace, profile, uploading method
 CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1,1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,2.5,2.6, 3.1

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1, 1.2, 1.3,2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.5,2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
6

Assignment 2 - Critique 1 : 3 Images due, Participate & comment in critique. CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3
1, 2, 3.1, 3.4,3.5

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

7

Project work CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3
1, 2, 3.1

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

8

Assignment 2 – One On One :Appointments  
 CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3
1, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5

CUVPHI512A 

Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,4.2,4.4,4.5


 
9

Guest Lecture - Book production: Project feasibility, financials, layout, photography, colour proofing, marketing, distribution. CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing
1,2,3

CUVPHI512A 

Make illustrative images for publication and display

1,2,3,4

10

Bryce Dunkley

Guest Lectures - Digital Production instruction and costing.
 

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1,2,3,4

CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1,2,3



11

Assignment 2 - Critique 2 : 8 Images due, Participate & comment in critique. CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3,2.7, 2.8, 2.9,3

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

12

Project work 

 CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3,2.7, 2.8, 2.9,3

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

13

Mike Bandenburg
’The One Man Publishing company’
Guest Lectures - Digital Production instruction and costing.

 

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1,2,3,4

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1,2,3



 
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Project work UVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3,2.7, 2.8, 2.9,3

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

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Project work in class

CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1.1, 1.2,1.3,2.7, 2.8, 2.9,3

CUVPHI512A  Make illustrative images for publication and display

1.1,1.2, 1.3,1.5 2, 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,4

16

Final Assessment & review 

CUVPHI512A Make illustrative images for publication and display

1,2,3,4

CUVPHI515A Prepare digital images for pre-press printing

1,2,3
17Assessment  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Galer M., Andrews P. 2010 Photoshop CS5 – Essential Skills, Focal Press


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Personal Hard Drive 350 - 500gig


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.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment tasks
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Assignment 1.
Location shoot - Fitzroy Gardens/Capt Cook Cottage Brochure
Formative assessment.

Assignment 2. Produce a photographic book
Graded assessment

Grades which apply to this course are in accordance with competency-based assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;Late Submissions
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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