Workshop Curriculum

The curriculum will be covered across all courses
Methods & Organisation of work
workshop limitations
workshop organisation & rules
Basic elements & tools
in hand setting practice
printing types
word spacing material
leading
furniture
composing sticks
galleys
Measurement systems
the point system
picas
standard line
Workshop work
type cases
the lay of the double case
methods of setting
Method of proofing
tying-up
imposition
chases
building the forme
using the proofing press
make-ready
cleaning materials
Corrections
correction signs
correction to the metal
Printing presses
lever joint presses
platen presses: clamshell & parallel
cylinder presses
Paper
raw materials
standard & non-standard sizes
trimmed / untrimmed
paper weight (gsm)
Ink
the Pantone system
mixing ink
colour theory
Bibliography
key texts