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PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

Career Definitions – PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

Career Definitions – PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

BINDING & FINISHING (CER)

PRINTING TECHNOLOGY – The covers of a volume.The finished work resulting from the process involved in binding a book.Finishing is that branch of binding concerned with the book after it has been put into its cover, includes tooling, lettering and polishing.

BOOK BINDING (CER)

The process of transforming printed sheets into finished products such as books, magazines, catalogues, folders or directories is known as Binding.Binding involves operations such as cutting, folding, gathering, gluing, stitching, trimming, sewing, wrapping and other finishing operations.

LETTER PRESS (CER / DIP)

Matter printed from a ruled surface, as opposed to lithography.

LITHOGRAPHY (DIP)

Lithography is the dominant method of Printing.In this process, Lithographers photograph or scan the material to be printed to produce the film negatives and positives which are assembled into flats that are used to expose printing plates.When inked, the plates transfer the image to be printed to a rubber blanket.The rubber blanket in turn transfers the ink onto the rubber.

OFFSET PRINTING (CER / DIP)

The transfer of ink from a freshly printed surface, a printing process in which ink is transferred from a plate to a rubber covered cylinder and then transferred to a paper.

OFFSET PRINTING M/C OPERATORS (CER)

The operator of the offset printing machine is known as the offset printing machine operators.

REPHOTOGRAPH (DEG / CER)

The science and practice of copying and reproducing documents or graphic material by photography, xerography etc.

SCREEN PRINTING (CER)

A printing process in which ink is transferred to the surface to be printed through the screen, the non-printing parts of the screen having been blanked out.

BOOK BINDING (CER)

The process of transforming printed sheets into finished products such as books, magazines, catalogues, folders or directories is known as Binding.Binding involves operations such as cutting, folding, gathering, gluing, stitching, trimming, sewing, wrapping and other finishing operations.

BOOK BINDING TEACHING (CER)

The art of binding, stitching books.The strong covering of a book holding the sheets together.

COMPOSING (CER)

Compositors are those who set type, style and format for printing job.

LETTER PRESS (CER)

Matter printed from a ruled surface, as opposed to lithography.

SCREEN PRINTING (CER)

A PRINTING TECHNOLOGY process in which ink is transferred to the surface through the screen, the non-printing parts of the screen having been blanked out.

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