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CONCEPT Publication or series of publications designed for students to take away from induction: - Already had the induction so not an instruction manual - Filled with considerations that should be taken into account when using printing method eg. Stock considerations. - Understand the process but there is a lot more to think about other than that. - Divided into sections that focus on different areas - Selection of do’s and don’t’s/tips for a process, what will make it easier/faster/more effective. - Designed to be given out at the end of induction of a process to carry around/refer to while printing or in preparation for printing. - Identify format, which print methods work best in which format, which are most cost efficient, how to achieve desired effect etc. - Potentially include set of more miscellaneous products for the student to use decoratively/as reference. - For first time printers who have only just learnt about the process and don’t feel they know enough to go ahead and do it (learning from mistakes theme).

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METHOD OF DELIVERY I am to make the methods of printing that I will focus on appear to be an everyday activity, in order to make it more comfortable for the user. I will do this by making it approachable and easy to use as reference. I also need to consider the format as it would be most ideal for the user to be able to carry t around while printing: - Considered a magazine about print - not ideal to use in the print room, too fussy - A set of pocket sized booklets, each focusing on different print processes. - Simple layout to keep informal and friendly while remaining to-thepoint - will simplify the process to the user. - Ensure it’s not just any old guidebook - don’t be instructional and allow user to use it for tips. - Show alternatives to each printing method eg, a ‘do it at home’ option.

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PRODUCTION

Booklet content: - Considerations when using particular method of printing - Stock; what stocks are most compatible with which print methods. - Format; which methods are most appropriate when considering size, scale or placement of design. - Cost efficient methods of printing. - Processes - foiling, embossing, screen printing, digital print. - diagramatic illustrations to accompany text in each booklet giving instructions without actually giving them. Stock: - Vary stock based on printing method and which works best? - emboss on textured uncoated stock - foil on a coated smooth stock - screen print on more unusual stock - show versatility of method. - digital printing could be on printer paper - or make it look more industrial on coated stock.

Format: - passport size booklets? maybe slightly larger - be able to carry them around the print room while printing for reference. - might need to be able to fit in pocket.

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Print design boards