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The Patriot Ledger

Western Reprographics

Webster Print

Other various local commercial print shops as well as local newspapers and publishers

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Graphic Communications

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Graphic Communications is a dynamic industry that balances art and science. The Graphic shop will prepare students seeking a career in the digital media field. From concept and design to printing and distribution, this program instills the latest industry standards and best practices. In the classroom, students will learn editing and drawing techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, page layout in InDesign and Quark and web design in Dreamweaver. In shop, students will learn how to use a digital press, print plates, operate an offset press and various bindery methods.


Course Content

The Graphic Communications program will teach you: desktop publishing, offset printing, digital printing, layout & design, safety, web design, color theory, marketing, the use of light tables for assembly (stripping), offset plate making, offset press operation, binding & finishing operations, printing sales and estimating with customer contact.

Sample Student Work

The GC students produce work from business cards to large-format posters to animations and web design.
Below are some highlights!

Law: 12th grade: Package design


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Schwemin: 11th grade: Support for Anti-bullying awareness


Shields: 10th grade: Vector artwork with embedded images



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