PRTC H2709 - Design Print Production

Module Title:Design Print Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture and practical based learning. Learner will engage in demonstration of technology, practicals in applications of print standards, and engage in design project to demonstration learned technology and principles.
Module Aim: To equip the student with practical skills for working in a variety of digital Imaging/design formats. Introduce the student to professional standards of visual presentation and print production. Provide the student with practical experience in work using a variety of printing techniques. Encourage the student to be able to problem-solve in groups.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate through application, knowledge learned of digital image formats appropriate to Design for Print. Realise the various formats, their function, application and process in their production.
LO2 Engage in the learning of technical skills needed to create print ready files for production to industry standards. Engage in best practice for colour selection, input and output, creating files that are ready to go to press.
LO3 Realise the workflow process, from design to print and then to post production / print finish. Learn and employ the various possibilities that print production and finishing allows. Engage in best practices in preparing files to avail of various print process.
LO4 Create documents that are print ready, and adhere to print industry requirements. Engage in various software to create print ready files.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Colour Modes
Learn the purpose and function of the various colour modes in terms of print production. Realise the difference and function of CMYK, spot / Pantone, grayscale modes. Learn how to create documents in various colour spaces. Use colour guides to select correct colours and input these into various software for use.
Learn the various options relating to paper, its finish, effects, and its production. Understand the technical needs when design for specific papers and how to set up for colour production.
Print Marks
Learn the purpose of various print marks, their function, and process in setting them up for various printed outputs. Understand the production process and how marks and bleeds integrate into this process.
Learn the various types of binding available, and when to employ them into a design project. Understand the technical needs for each binding option.
Print Finishing
Realise the processes and possibilities that print finishing allows. Use skills and information to create new possibilities for design projects
Document Production
Learner's will engage in process of creating print ready digital files, that adhere to print industry standards
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be introduced to and acquire skills in digital imaging for design and producing industry standard print work. Project briefs will direct the student towards designing and producing multi page documents that adhere to industry standards in printing, finishing, production and binding. For this subject module a combination of delivery methods is recommended, including practical instruction, oral presentations and in a group-learning environment. 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 5.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWVCD_B Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Visual Communications and Design 3 Mandatory
CW_HWVCD_D Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications and Design 3 Mandatory