These were the REQUIREMENTS before the REVISIONS
made when a new pamphlet was issued during 2006
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PREVIOUSLY, THE REQUIREMENTS WERE COMPLETELY REVISED
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- Review with your counselor the processes for producing printed
communications: offset lithography, screen process printing,
electronic/digital, relief, and gravure. You may show samples
or draw diagrams to help with your description.
- Explain the difference between continuous-tone, line, and
halftone artwork. Describe how it can be created and/or stored
in a computer.
- Design a printed piece (flier, T-shirt, program, form, etc.)
and produce it. Explain your decisions for the typeface or typefaces
you use and the way you arrange the elements in your design.
Explain which printing process is best suited for printing your
design. If desktop publishing hardware and software are available,
identify what hardware and software would be appropriate for
outputting your design.
- Produce the design you created for requirement 3 using one
of the following printing processes:
- Offset lithography
Make a layout and then produce a plate using a
process approved by your counselor. Run the plate and print
at least 50 copies.
- Screen process printing
Make a hand-cut or photographic stencil and attach
it to a screen that you have prepared. Mask the screen and
print at least 20 copies.
- Electronic/digital printing
Make a layout in electronic form, download it to
the press or printer, and run 50 copies. If no electronic
interface to the press or printer is available, you may
print and scan a paper copy of the layout.
- Relief printing
Prepare a layout or set the necessary type. Make
a plate or lock up the form. Use this to print 50 copies.
- Review the following postpress operations with your counselor:
- Discuss the finishing operations of padding, drilling,
cutting, and trimming.
- Collect, describe, or identify examples of the following
types of binding: perfect, spiral, plastic comb, saddle
stitched, and case.
- Identify three career opportunities in graphic arts and
tell how you can prepare for them.
- Do one of the following, and then describe the highlights
of your visit:
- Visit a newspaper printing plant: Follow a story from
the editor to the press.
- Visit a commercial or in-plant printing facility: Follow
a job from beginning to end.
- Visit a school’s graphic arts program: Find out what
courses are available and what the prerequisites are.
- Visit three Web sites on the Internet that belong to
graphic arts professional organizations and/or printing-related
companies (suppliers, manufacturers, printers): Download
product or service information from two of the sites.
BSA Advancement ID#: 122
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1998
Requirements last updated in 1999
Page updated on:
May 08, 2022