Tuesday, 8 October 2013

OUGD504 - Design Production Workshop - Design For Print

As a year group we were asked to discuss our findings from last week. From looking at the six categories we were asked to look at our own work then make comparisons with the rest of our group.
  • Format
The way in which something is arranged or set out.

- Magazines
- CD
- Business card
- Poster
- Flyer
  • Colour
Appropriate to the audience and other relevant factors within the design.

- Monochrome
- Multiple colour
- One colour to full colour
  • Production
Hard to define between production and process. The way the printed piece is made/assembled after the printing process. Everything from start to finish.

- Book binding
- Packaging
- Foiling
- Cropping
  • Process
The chosen way to print, the inks on to paper/stock itself.

- Digital
- Inkjet
- Screen printing
  • Stock
The material the design is applied to.

- Metal
- Wood
- Paper
- Cardboard
- Plastic
  • Finishing
The additional processes, to make the product final.

- Foiling
- Embossing
- Spot varnish

As a whole task, this was quite challenging, as many of the categories overlapped each other making it hard to make definitions for each.

When talking to Phil about what we had found I explained that the process and production were very similar in a lot of ways, and so we came to the conclusion that all of the categories link together and synthesize.


As a class we then discussed overall definitions for each of the six categories.

Format - Scale/size and working within that
Colour - Colour modes, hues, function, etc
Production - The actual making of it
Process - The method
Finishing - Production and process
Stock - Substrates for printing, considerations (cost)

This isn't a definitive list, it will become more obvious in our print lectures and workshops. The objective of the session was to make us aware of what things are and what things do. It was a pointer to start our research for the new brief. Consider the six things when researching. 

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