Course Outlines

Digital Printing — PHOT 2560

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    Using the skills and knowledge from the Color Management course and the skills introduced in the prerequisite courses the student will print large format and high quality images for clients. The student will use numerous computer systems and printing devices to produce color photographs ranging from wallets to large enlargements. Different substrates, surfaces and ink applications will provide the student with a thorough understanding of many of the options that the client may request. The ultimate test of skills in this area is for a photographer or photo technician to be able to create large high-quality photographs in order to stay competitive in the industry. Prerequisites: PHOT 1310, PHOT 1320, PHOT 1510
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. access online photolab test prints
    2. adjust color/density on test prints
    3. adjust image resolution correctly
    4. apply coating to canvas prints
    5. build custom paper profiles
    6. define, adjust, and convert color spaces
    7. demonstrate vignetting techniques
    8. describe color gamut issues
    9. describe light-jet printing technology
    10. describe paper differences
    11. describe printing procedures
    12. describe type c prints
    13. discuss print lamination
    14. evaluate print quality and problems
    15. identify print mounting procedures
    16. locate and load custom paper profiles
    17. match various enlargement sizes to proofs
    18. mount fine art print
    19. mount print on foam core
    20. mount/stretch canvas print
    21. operate large format inkjet printer
    22. perform color corrections using curves
    23. perform color corrections using levels
    24. perform printer maintenance procedures
    25. prepare prints for display
    26. prepare/submit prints to professional lab
    27. print watercolor fine art prints
    28. produce metallic prints.
    29. produce package print sets
    30. research giclee? prints
    31. research professional printing labs
    32. survey lab print quality
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted