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Print production


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Print production

  1. 1. Print Production There are 3 types of print production, Hand, Mechanical, Digital. Hand TechniquesTechnique What Is It? Advantage DisadvantageEtching Using acid on untreated Is very Acid is toxic and metal to create pattern. detailed may burn through metalLinocut Cutting a design into a Can be The image would sheet of lino, creating a duplicated be reverse image and then with ease. reversed which pressing it into fabric or Involves could cause some wood. lots of tools problems if you were writing.Screen Print Screen printing is a Wouldn’t Stencils are printing technique that take long to inaccurate and uses a woven mesh to make could come out support an ink-blocking faded and in some stencil. The attached areas stencil forms open areasWoodcut A print of a type made You can It takes a long from a design cut in a print as time. Needs alot of block of wood, formerly many times specialist widely used for as u want equipment illustrations in books.. and the wood will lastLithography The process of printing Detailed and It takes a long from a flat surface accurate time to do. But treated so as to repel the with a lot of skill ink except where it is required for printing.Harry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C
  2. 2. Hand TechniquesHarry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C
  3. 3. Mechanical TechniquesTechnique What Is It? Advantage Disadvanta geLetterpress Letterpress is a type of It doesn’t need people It may relief printing. Movable to operate it and take a long type is locked into the therefore if a company time and bed of the printing needs to make lots of machines press, then inked and prints they won’t need could pressed onto a sheet of to waste money on break paper, producing the hiring people to use down. image. the machines.Gravure Gravure printing is a It can make high It costs a technique that uses quality art due to the lot because engraving to product the fact that it has an the plates image. The image is engraved plate. Also have to be engraved onto a the colour registration made. This cylinder and a sheet of is superior and has the means it’s paper is rolled under it, best appearance. more pressing the image onto resourceful the paper. to run it for long periods of time.Screen A screen of wood or It’s one of the best It one ofProcess aluminium with a fabric printers to use for text. the worst mesh stretched over it. printers to The mesh is covered with use for art an emulsion which or images/ closes the holes. pictures. Photographic film is then exposed to UV light. The emulsion is washed away and the mesh is dipped in ink.Harry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C
  4. 4. Mechanical TechniquesHarry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C
  5. 5. Digital TechniquesTechnique What Is It? Advantages DisadvantagesPhotocopying A cylindrical drum is charged They can make lots of The photocopier its electrostatically. The drum is copies of all sorts of self is very large coated in a photoconductive things from and heavy this material. A bright lamp lights pictures/images to text. means it takes up a up the original image. The areas lot of space and is of the drum that are exposed to hard to move. Some light become conductive and the photocopiers can areas that aren’t become negative. only print in black This creates an electrical image. and white as most A toner is applied to the drum to have bad picture develop the picture and the toner quality. is applied to a piece of paper, Photocopiers also which is melted together to create tend not to pick up the image. faded lines.Laser Printing This is a method of digital It uses the same They are very printing that produces high- printing press as other dangerous to people quality images quickly. It uses digital methods. and the planet and an analogue printer, but it uses are a lot more the direct scanning of a laser costly. beam across the printer’s photoreceptor.Inkjet Printing Inkjet is a method of computer Inkjet printers are Images can be wet printing that fires drops of ink common and relatively when printed and onto paper. The principle is also cheap. easily smudged and used to directly put ink onto ruined. materials.Desktop Desktop publishing programs Can look as Setup expenses forPublishing create print material via a professional as other computer, you need standardised format. techniques. It allows a knowledge of using wide range of people to desktop publishing access methods of software. publishing. It also gives more control than word programs e.g. Microsoft Word. Harry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C
  6. 6. Digital TechniquesHarry Jenner Unit 7 Task 1C