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Course syllabus N416T2_4I - Technology of Print Media and Printed Packaging (FCFT - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Technology of Print Media and Printed Packaging
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
3 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 5
Recommended semester/trimester: Natural and Synthetic Polymers - master (semi-compulsory), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
Completion of exercises from planning and cost calculation of the printed job. Written-oral exam.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The students are familiar with the technical terminology related to printing machines, conventional printing techniques and post-processing steps of prints. Understand a print machines as a parametric production systems consist from different subsystems. Understand the basic physicochemical processes in printing. Know the Computer to Plate technologies for classical printing techniques. Understand the processes taking place in the printing unit in a variety of printing techniques. Know the impact of material and process parameters on the printing process and on the quality of prints. Are able to evaluate print quality and identify potential sources of defects, and know significance of norms and standards for print quality assessment. Know the principles of planning and estimating printed job and calculate the production costs.
Course contents:
Offset lithography, physicochemical principles, printing plates preparation. Waterless offset lithography.
Sheetfed and web offset printing machines, construction principles. Transport of paper through the printing machine.
Offset printing unit, wetting, ink transfer, offset blankets, printing pressure, modeling of ink transfer.
Print quality control methods, subjective and objective methods, parameters of print quality.
Flexography – printing plate preparation, technology of flexography printing.
Gravure printing – printing cylinders preparation, technology of gravure printing.
Screen printing.
Print finishing processes – classification, varnishing, laminating, book finishing.
Print production planning, printing job characteristics, estimation processes, cost calculation of printed job.
Recommended or required reading:
PANÁK, J. -- DVONKA, V. -- ČEPPAN, M. -- JAKUCEWICZ, S. -- KORDOŠ, P. -- KARPISKÝ, Ľ. Základy polygrafie. Bratislava: TypoSet v spolupráci so Zväzom polygrafie na Slovensku, 2008. 262 p. ISBN 978-80-970069-0-7.
KAPLANOVÁ, M. Moderní polygrafie. Praha: Svaz polygrafických podnikatelů, 2009. 396 p. ISBN 978-80-254-4230-2.
BANN, D. Polygrafická príručka. Bratislava : Slovart, 2008. 224 p. ISBN 978-80-8085-590-1.
KIPPHAN, H. Handbook of Print Media: Technologies and Production Methods. + CD-ROM. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2001. 1207 p. ISBN 3-540-67326-1.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 35

34,3 %
22,9 %
22,9 %
8,6 %
11,3 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Vladimír Dvonka, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Viera Jančovičová, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification:
20. 4. 2020
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Viera Jančovičová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Samuel Hraško on 04/20/2020.

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