Student Work

GRC 316 — Flexographic Printing Technology

Flexographic printing technology for flexible packaging, label printing, folding and corrugated cartons. Optimization of file preparation, plate imaging, and equipment settings. Specification and management of automated workflows.

GRC 320 — Managing Quality in Graphic Communication

Theory and practices of quality management in the graphic communication industry. Quantifying customer expectations, specifications, standard operating procedures, SPC tools, and employee empowerment. Principles of Lean Management, Six Sigma, ISO, and Malcolm Baldrige.

Created by: Michael Michaud, Hailey Nelson, and Jennifer Wagner

Created by: Katherine DeOsuna, Gwen Giles, and Nathan Nungaray

GRC 324 — Binding and Finishing Processes

Imposition techniques, cutting, and folding. Stitch, case and perfect binding techniques and applications. Operational and aesthetic uses of die cutting, scoring, creasing, foil stamping and embossing techniques.

GRC 339 — Web Design and Production

Advanced design and production techniques for web development. Current software applications and technologies for user interface design, site structure and information architecture.

GRC 440 — Magazine Design Technology

Students spend an entire quarter honing their skills in page layout, typography, and color reproduction to produce magazine spreads. Their work is printed and compiled into a one-of-a-kind, perfect bound magazine, “Four Forty.” Students also learn what it takes to convert their print layouts into interactive digital media.

Phoenix Challenge

The Phoenix Challenge is a yearlong project in which students help a local company rebrand and market its business with materials using the flexographic print process — a technique that uses a flexible plate to print on a variety of materials.

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