a. Offset lithography. Make a layout, and produce a plate using a process approved by your counselor. Run the plate and print at least 50 copies.
b. Screen 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.
c. Electronic/digital printing. Create 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.
d. Relief printing. Prepare a layout or set the necessary type. Make a plate or lock up the form. Use this to print 50 copies.
a. Visit a newspaper printing plant. Follow a story from the editor to the press.
b. Visit a retail, commercial, or in-plant printing facility. Follow a project from beginning to end.
c. Visit a school’s graphic arts program. Find out what courses are available and what the prerequisites are.
d. Visit three websites (with your parent’s permission) that belong to graphic arts professional organizations and/or printing-related companies (suppliers, manufacturers, printers). With permission from your parent or counselor, print out or download product or service information from two of the sites.