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The New PrintScape: A Crash Course in Graphic Communications -- Self Study Package

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This popular “orientation-in-a-box” program has been brought full up to date with this third edition and provides an overview of all aspects of the industry, including products, processes, workflow, job roles, safety, and more.

Familiarize yourself with all the new industry terms and quiz yourself on your retention of printing knowledge. Get all of the basics of printing in one place: The New PrintScape.


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Purchase one set for each self-paced learning student/trainee.

Comes with:

  • E-learning module presentation (Password required for access supplied at time of purchase)
  • Student workbook

Print is everywhere! More than just books and newspapers, the graphic communications industry plays a major role in the creation and manufacture of the products and materials you handle every day—even those you view in a digital format on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Did you know printing is the number one manufacturing industry by number of establishments? It’s also the fourth largest manufacturing employer in the United States. As one of the largest and most influential industries in the United States today, one that is always fast changing and technology driven, it remains an exciting area with much job potential. The New PrintScapetakes you on a guided tour of the vital and dynamic landscape of print. Filled with statistics, charts, and graphics, it provides a comprehensive overview of today’s printing, or graphic communications, industry—from its history to its practices, products, people, and future.

Designed for students, new hires, and anyone entering or considering becoming a part of graphic communications, the workbook features self-study quizzes with each section, an area for notes, and a glossary of terms.

This popular “orientation-in-a-box” program has been brought full up to date with this third edition and provides an overview of all aspects of the industry, including products, processes, workflow, job roles, safety, and more. Familiarize yourself with all the new industry terms and quiz yourself on your retention of printing knowledge. Get all of the basics of printing in one place: The New PrintScape.

The Student Workbook, the program text, allows for reading, self-study, and note taking and includes a glossary of industry terms used throughout the program. It is the companion text to the other program elements, containing additional statistics and information on the industry overview, print markets, career paths, the complete printing process, health and safety in printing plants, and training and professional development.

The e-learning module sessions features an audio narration of the program and is packed with information, graphics, and video clips, presenting a colorful, fast-paced overview of key concepts, processes, and terms. The student has control over lesson content and pace, with table of contents and search allowing access to all parts, and the inline graded quiz provides immediate assessment of knowledge gained as the program progresses. It can be played on a tablet or a laptop or desktop computer.

Table Of Contents

Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction: The Scope of the Graphic Communications Industry 1

Part 1 Pathfinder: Creating a Career in Graphic Communications 20

Part 2 Print Production: The Journey of a Job 27

Part 3 Snapshot: What You Should Know about the Major Printing Processes 40

Part 4 Substrates and Ink: Essential Ingredients 52

Part 5 Job Creation: Putting It All Together 61

Part 6 Prepress: The Production Journey Begins 76

Part 7 Presswork: Showtime! 85

Part 8 Last but Not Least: Binding, Finishing, and Mailing 100

Part 9 Safe Keeping: Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs 112

Part 10 Quality Management: The Customer Is Always First 121

Part 11 A Lifetime of Learning: Print Training, Education, and Professional Development 129

Part 12 The Cutting Edge: Graphic Communications Today and Tomorrow 141

Glossary of Terms 148

About the Authors 159

About Printing Industries of America 160

Printing Industries of America Affiliates 161

Selected Titles 162Contents

Training Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

Learner Profile and Training Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

How to Use The New PrintScape Orientation Training Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

Introduction: The Scope of the Graphic Communications Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Part 1. Pathfinder: Creating a Career in Graphic Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Part 2. Print Production: The Journey of a Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Part 3. Snapshot: What You Should Know about the Major Printing Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Part 4. Substrates and Ink: Essential Ingredients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Part 5. Job Creation: Putting It All Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Part 6. Prepress: The Production Journey Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Part 7. Presswork: Showtime! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Part 8. Last but Not Least: Binding, Finishing, and Mailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Part 9. Safe Keeping: Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Part 10. Quality Management: The Customer Is Always First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Part 11. A Lifetime of Learning: Print Training, Education, and Professional Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Part 12. The Cutting Edge: Graphic Communications Today and Tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

About Printing Industries of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Printing Industries of America Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Selected Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

About the Author

Daniel G. Wilson is professor in the Department of Technology and coordinator of the Graphic Communications degree program at Illinois State University.

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