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What is Graphic Communication?

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.

Student Case Study Created by: Michael Michaud, Hailey Nelson, and Jennifer Wagner

Student Case Study Created by: Katherine DeOsuna, Gwen Giles, and Nathan Nungaray

 

 

The A3 Methodology is used in Lean Six Sigma for improvement and opportunity projects.  Named after the European equivalent of an 11 x 17 sheet of paper, the methodology of solving a problem or finding an opportunity is graphically presented for anyone in the organization to track the teams journey from defining the problem/opportunity to project completion.

GRC 320 BoltAbout A3 MethodologyClick to see Linnea, Morgan, Rory, Cassidy, Ethan, and Rachel's work with BoltAbout

Infographic Student Case Study Created by: Linnea Landgren, Morgan McKean, Rory McGinty, Cassidy Wurtz, Ethan Miller, Rachel Olree

 

GRC 324 — Binding & 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 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.

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