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FIRST SEMESTER Sub. Code PME 601.1 / PME 601.2 PME 603.1 / PME 603.2 PME 605 PME 607 PME 609 PME 611 PME 613 SUBJECT Printing Technology / Advances in Printing Technology Printing Material Technology / Advances in Printing Material Technology Electronic Publishing technology Research Statistics and Research Methodology Print Finishing and Converting Elective - I Seminar Total PME 601.1, PRINTING TECHNOLOGY [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Introduction to printing industry: printing industry and its structure, work flow - pre press, press and post press, scope of printing technology. [03] Conventional / Impact printing processes: Relief printing processes: Letterpress and Flexographic printing - Principle, process, general terminology, features, applications, image carriers, substrates and inks used. Flexographic presses: components, fountain roller, doctor blade, configurations. [08] Recess printing processes: Intaglio and Gravure printing - Principle, process, general terminology, features, applications, image carriers, substrates and inks used. Press: parts, design, configurations and types, top and bottom printers, two side gravure printing units, modular printing units, right and left hand presses. [08] Planographic printing processes: Lithography and offset printing - Principle, process, general terminology, features, applications, image carriers, substrates and inks used. Press: Feeding unit ­ Principles, types, sheet control, lays, detectors, insertion systems, grippers. Printing unit ­ Plate, blanket and impression, cylinder. Inking unit ­ parts, roller setting, operation. Dampening unit ­ Systems and operation. Delivery systems. [08] Stencil printing process: Screen-printing - Principle, process, general terminology, features, applications, image carriers, substrates and inks used. Press: Squeegee, flood bar, on and off contact printing, manual, semi-automatic and automatic screen printing machines, special machine configurations. [06] L 3 T 1 P 0 C 4





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Non-impact / Digital printing processes: Technologies: Computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and computer-to-print. Electro photography, Ionography, Magnetography, Thermography, Electrography, photography, "X"graphy, Ink-jet - Principle, imaging systems, components and applications [08] Advances in printing technology: Modern Printing Machines, Optional Devices, Automatic System and Computer Control Systems for Offset, Flexography, Gravure, Screen printing and Digital printing [07] References: Adams J.M., Faux D.D. and Rieber L.J. (1998) "Printing Technology", Delmar Publications, New York. Speirs H.M. (1998), "Introduction to Prepress, Pira International, UK. Martin Graham (1992), "Non-impact printing", UK Kipphan Helmut (2001), Hand book of print media", Springer, Germany.

PME 601.2, Advances in Printing Technology [3104] Total number of lectures - 48 Review of various printing processes. Development of advanced printing technology for the commercial printing - offset, flexography, gravure, screen and digital printing. Emphasis of this course is to reduce the cost and time, increase the quality and productivity. [04] Offset: Modern Printing Machines and Optional Devices: Advanced operation console for digital control, Efficient workflow for web offset, Direct to plate, Digital from planning board to press, Shaft less drive system, Roller locks and printing width control (IROLOC ), Hybrid printing, Large web width, Markless cut-off register control, Web tension control, Quick Start. Automatic System and Computer Control System: Automatic plate loading, Automatic color register systems, Inline ink density control, On-Line Defect Detection in Web Offset Printing. [10] Flexography: Modern Printing Machines and Optional Devices: Shaft less drive systems, Servo press, Sleeve technology, Tension control systems, Air shafts - Unwind and rewind facility, Inline splice table with pneumatic clamps, Ceramic anilox rolls with doctor blades, High power dryers with exhaust system, PLC Control, Touch Screen, Electronic web guide, End-of-roll detection, Rotary scissors action slitters. Automatic System and Computer Control System: Automated inspection systems (100% inspection systems), Automatic web tension control. [10] Gravure: Modern Printing Machines and Optional Devices: Multicolor rotogravure printing system, Direct gravure for fine-line printing, Set plate without shaft cylinder, Damp external heat setting, Internal recycling drying case, the waste gas discharger, hot air recycling unit. Automatic System and Computer Control System: Automatic registration by computer, Automatic reel alternation, Automatic constant


tension control, Central computer integrated controlling registration system, Automatic ink circulation and pneumatic ink scrape, Automatic constant temperature control system, Automatic color printing control system and the static picture supervisory unit [10] Screen printing: Modern Printing Machines and Optional Devices: Surface mount technology for electronic printing, Screen printing machine for printing web (moving screen and stationary squeegee), Multi color screen printing machines, Mechanically driven and servo driven screen printing machines, Adhesive systems for textile printing. [06] Digital printing: Inkjet Printing: Why Inkjet, Continuous and Drop on demand, Technology comparison, Creating and processing image, File management, Print and image Quality, UV curing technology, Industrial applications, Future developments and trends. Digital technology, Digital Processes, Latest equipments, Quality and Economics, Special applications [08] References: Kipphan Helmut (2001) "Handbook of Print Media" Springer, Germany. Blair Ray and Destree T. M. (1991) "Flexography - Principle and Practices", Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, USA Speirs H.M. (1998) "Introduction to Prepress" Pira International, UK. Martin Graham (1992) "Non-impact Printing" Pira International, UK. Samuel B.H. (1997) "Screen Printing - Contemporary Approach" Delmar publisher, New York Harry and Smith (1994) "Modern Gravure Technology -A Literature Review" Pira International, UK. Daniel G Wilson (2005), "Lithography Primer", GATF, US J Page Crouch (1998), "Flexography Primer", GATF, US Lloyd P Dejidas and Thomas M Destree (2005), "Sheetfed Offset Press Operating", GATF, US Daniel G Wilson and PIA/GATF Staff (2005), "Web Offset Press Operating", GATF, US David J Lanska (2007), "Common-sense Flexography: A user's guide to improved press productivity", GATF, US

PME 603.1, Printing Material Technology [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Various materials used in printing, classification of material according to applications, types of materials used for different processes. [02] Photographic materials: types of photographic materials used for various processes, categories, characteristics, sensitivity to light, structures and applications. Exposure and processing of these materials and their results. Film bases - structures, properties and applications. Photosensitive coatings - characteristics and applications. Photo initiators and photo sensitizers and their behavior with light. [08]


Materials used for various image carriers: characteristics and properties. Categories according to the process and study of applications. [04] Various types of inks used for different processes: Ingredients - colorings materials, vehicles, binding agents, additives, types and properties. Drying methods and special ink formulations for special applications. [06] Paper and board: types, grades and applications, raw materials. Making of paper - methods, surface finishing operations. Recycled papers - fiber preparation, bleaching and processing. Various properties of paper and board. Storage and handling of paper and boards. [10] Other substrates: plastics, metallic, glass, porcelain, leather, wood, textile etc., suitability to various printing processes and applications. [08] Blanket, rubber, polymers and elastomers: properties and general applications in printing. [06] Chemicals, solvents and solutions: used in pre-press, press and post press applications, types, chemical composition, properties and specific applications. [04] References: Flick, E.W (1999) "Printing Inks and Overprint Varnish formulations", Second Edition, William Andrew Publishing. Leslie D. Stroebel (2000) "Basic photographic materials & processes", published by NIIR board. Herbert Holik (2006) "Handbook of Paper and Board", published by Wiley- VCH. Biermann Christopher (2005), "Handbook of pulping and papermaking", Academic Press, California. Bob Thompson (1998) "Printing materials science and technology", PIRA International, U.K. Eldred Nelson R and Scarlett Terry (1990) "what the printer should know about ink" GATF, US Bureau William H (1989) "what the printer should know about paper" GATF, US

PME 603.2, Advances in Printing Material Technology [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Various materials used in printing: originals, light sensitive materials, materials of different image carriers, paper and other substrates, different inks for various processes, solvents and processing solutions, chemicals used in printing and finishing. [06] Light sensitive materials: Naphthoquinone diazides, Resin coated and fiber based papers, etc. Characteristics of these materials, exposure and processing parameters, quality aspects of these


parameters and their control. Biophotoresists as counterpart to the light sensitive materials for photolithography and photoengraving. [06] Materials for image carriers: steel, copper, magnesium, chromium, aluminum, rubber, photopolymers, polyester masters, different types of screen and stencil materials for screen printing, photoconductor materials for electrostatic image carriers, elastomeric image carriers for digital printing, Transfer materials etc ­ characterization and properties. [06] Printing inks and toners: Conductive and semi-conductive inks, Metallic and metallic conductive inks, UV curable, Water based and plastisols, Nitrocellulose and Propionate modification, Fluroscent, Magnetic, Poly olefins. Speciality inks used for security printing. A-type, C-type and T-type gravure ink. Hydrocarbon and water based Electrographic toners. [05] Overprint varnishes: General purpose, Oil resist, Gold metallic, Heat resist, Heat sealable, Repulpable, High glass thermoset, Lacquer based, Water & Grease resist. [03] Coatings: Alcohol resist for Al foil, Carboset GA-33 in water based inks for Vinyl substrates, Carboset GA-33 top coat for Vinyl floor coverings, Non blocking coatings, Non blocking moisture coatings, Vinyl plastisole coatings, Fluroscent paper coatings ­ study of composition, properties and applications. [08] Printing Substrates: paper, board and cardboard, fabric, non-pervious (plastics, polymers, glass, metals) ­ grades, composition, basic properties and applications. Substrates for digital printing and specialty printing. [08] Blankets and rollers: roller and blanket materials, structure, care and maintenance, effect of solvents on rollers and blankets, for various applications of printing, blanket selection factors, cost vs quality, different materials for blankets, felt blankets, under blankets for packing. [04] Chemicals / Solutions / Solvents used in printing for various other applications [02] References: Bob Thompson (1998) "Printing materials science and technology", PIRA International, U.K. Michael Kouris (2003), "Dictionary of paper", TAPPI Press, USA. Biermann Christopher (2005), "Handbook of pulping and papermaking", Academic Press, California. Flick, E.W (1999) "Printing Inks and Overprint Varnish formulations", Second Edition, William Andrew Publishing. Leslie D. Stroebel (2000) "Basic photographic materials & processes", published by NIIR board. Herbert Holik (2006) "Handbook of Paper and Board", published by Wiley- VCH.


Eldred Nelson R and Scarlett Terry (1990) "what the printer should know about ink" GATF, US Bureau William H (1989) "what the printer should know about paper" GATF, US

PME 605, Electronic Publishing Technology [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Evolution of electronic publishing, Publishing with electronic system from pre-press to finishing of print media production, Electronic Books and Texts, Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals [08] E-books, Print-on-Demand (POD), Digital Content, E-mail Publishing and Web Publishing [05] Hypertext, Quality enhancements of image, color management and profile making for electronic devices. Application of imposition software, Data storage, compression, download, transfer by network. [11] Output on digital devices and printers, computer control system for digital work flow, Electronic Ink display technology, working principle, impact on newspaper industry. [10] Library Issues: Input and processing of digital data, cataloging, identifiers, linking and metadata. [06] Legal Issues: Intellectual property rights, license agreements, digital rights management, information integrity and preservation. [08] References: Claudette (2005) "Reporting and Production for Digital Media" Surjeet Publication, New Delhi. Singh Chandrakanth (2004) "Dictionary for Media Journalism" Menon K.S.R. (1990) "Stylebook for Journalists and Writers" Konark Publication, Delhi Dorthy Bowles (1999) "Creative Editing" Thompson Learnin, USA Julian (1992) "Complete Reporter Fundamental of News Gathering" Allyn and Bacon, London Fred Felder (1997) "Reporting for Media" Harcourt Publication, London Colin Haynes (1994) "Paperless Publishing" McGraw-Hill, USA Michael B. Spring (1991) "Electronic Printing and Publishing" Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York


MME 607, Research Statistics and Research Methodology [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Techniques of collecting data, type of data, reliability and validity of collected data, frequency distribution, measure of central tendency, dispersion, Z-score, T-score percentile, simple correlation and regression, uncertainty analysis, evaluation of uncertainties for complicated data reduction. [15] Sampling techniques, parameter estimation and statistical hypothesis testing: T-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance [10] Introduction to research and developmental work, types of research tools, developmental projects, specific research for technology. [05] Layout and various stages of planning of research projects. Preliminary stage: establish need for project based on literature search and financial implications. [03] Intermediate stage: preliminary analysis / experimental work and comparison with available theories, design of research / developmental project based on variable ranges and uncertainties required, variable and assumptions, data sampling, techniques in collecting data, analyzing data, and comparison of preliminary data with theories available. [08] Final stage: Matching theories with the collected data, correlation of data [04] Writing of research report, oral presentation and research evaluation [03] References: Kothari C.R. (1995), "Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques" Susanna Horning Priest (1995), "Doing Media Research: An introduction" Sage Publication, James H.W., Sjef A Vanden Ber Allyn and Bacon (1995), "Research Methods for Communication service" Holman J.P. (1994), "Experimental Methods for Engineering", McGraw Hill Inc

PME 609, Print Finishing and Converting [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Latest developments in book production. On demand technology, layout, equipment and materials. [03] Book publishing formats and standards, non-standard formats, house style, designing the text, Prelims and end matter. Standard sheet, reel and book sizes, Paper measurements and calculations [05] Folding: schemes, folding and machine direction. Advancements and developments in folding machine [06]


Securing and binding: methods, classifications, materials, tools, factors and considerations, styles, automation [06] Covers and jackets: considerations, characteristics, specifications, materials, defects and problems [06] Finishing operations: Cover decoration, varnishing, laminating, foiling, embossing blind and foil embossing, die-cutting, trimming, Cutter crush, gold blocking / foil stamping, die printing, thermography, Velvet printing, marbling, varnishing, graining, gumming, gluing, punching, perforating, drilling, Label punching, appliqué, edge decoration - requirement, coloring, marbling, edge gilding, round corner cutting [12] Quality: Quality testing of bounded books, adhesive testing, organizing packing, dispatch and distribution, banding and lacing, poly bagging, mailing, commingling, creasing, bundling, packeting [06] Modernization in bindery, automation, workflow and preflight in bindery. [02] Future trends in post-press. Electronics in Bindery. [02]

References: Lyman Ralph (2000) "Binding and Finishing" GATF, USA Tedesco T.J. (1999) "Binding Finishing Mailing" GATF , USA Speirs Hugh (1998) "Introduction to Printing and Finishing" PIRA, U.K.



CS 611.1 PME 611.2 PME 611.3


Computer Data Processing Advanced Digital Printing Advances in Specialty Printing


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CS 701, Computer Data Processing [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Introduction: Database-System Applications, Purpose of Database Systems, View of Data, Database Languages, Relational Databases, Database Design, Data Storage and Querying, Transaction Management, Database Architecture, Database Users and Administrators [03] Relational Model: Structure of Relational Databases, Fundamental Relational-Algebra Operations, Additional Relational-Algebra Operations, Extended Relational-Algebra Operations, Null Values, Modification of the Databases. [05] SQL: Data Definition, Basic Structure of SQL Queries, Set Operations, Aggregate Functions Null Values, Nested Sub-queries, Complex Queries, Views, Modification of the Database, Joined Relations, SQL Data Types and Schemas, Integrity Constraints, Authorization [06] Database Design and the E-R Model: Overview of the Design Process, The Entity-Relationship Model, Constraints, Entity-Relationship Diagrams, Entity-Relationship Design Issues, Weak Entity Sets, Extended E-R Features, Database Design for Banking Enterprise, Reduction to Relational Schemas, and Other Aspects of Database Design. [06] Relational Database Design: Features of Good Relational Designs, Atomic Domains and First Normal Form, Functional-Dependency Theory, Decomposition Using Functional Dependencies, DatabaseDesign Process. [05] Storage and File Structure: Overview of Physical Storage Media, Magnetic Disks, RAID, Storage Access, File Organization, Organization of Records in Files, Data-Dictionary Storage. [03] Indexing and Hashing: Basic Concepts, Ordered Indices, B-Tree Index Files, Multiple-Key Access, Static Hashing, Dynamic Hashing, Comparison of Ordered Indexing and Hashing, Bitmap Indices, Index Definition in SQL. [05]


Transactions: Transaction Concept, Transaction State, Implementation of Atomicity and Durability, Concurrent Executions, Serializability, Recoverability, Implementation of Isolation, Testing for Serializability [03] References: Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan, (1998) "Database System Concepts, Fifth Edition, McGraw Hill, NY Ramez Elmasri and S B Navathe, (2000) "Fundamentals of Database Systems", Fifth Edition Addison-Wesley, NY Ramakrishnan and Gehrke, (2000) "Database Management Systems", Third Edition, McGraw Hill, NY

PME 611.2, Advanced Digital Printing [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Advanced Imaging: Raster file and bitmap file, Wide-format printing process, Electrostatic printing, Inkjet printing, Thermography, Xeikon digital, Xerography, Problem of Digital machine. Latest Digital equipment. [10] Digital technology: Rendering the print, Workflow for raw image and Work flow for color management, calibrating the digital darkroom, making transition from Film to Digital. Special substrate and toner for Digital printing, determining the print permanence, Standard test [06] Digital, Quality and Economic: Color profile for Quality and cost saving. Color proof approach for Quality graphics and screen proof software, right color and saving. Reduction in turnaround time for a job. [05] Black and white digital printing: Fine art Black and White printing, Technical issues, BO printing technique, Using color setting and workspace for grayscale printing [05] Digital Printing special application: Digital printing in Medical science - Technique used and different area of applications. Printed electronic - technique used and area of application. Digital printing for variable data printing and security application. Digital printing for Packaging and food processing industry. Digital printing for Print-on demand. Digital printing for Electronic publishing [10] References: Romano J F (1999), "Professional Prepress, Printing and Publishing", Prentice Hall, USA. Gerald H Gaynor, (1996), "Handbook of Technology Management", McGraw Hill Publication, New York. Johnson H (2005), "Mastering Digital Printing", Thomson Publication, USA.


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PME 611.3, Advances in Specialty Printing [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Printed electronics: Printing methods - screen printing, inkjet, gravure, flexography, offset technologies, substrates used - paper, plastic, textile, corrugated boards, inks used - electronic inks, any solution-based material including organic semiconductors, inorganic semiconductors, hybrid inorganic/ organic solutions, metallic conductors, nano particles, nanotubes. Applications: flexible displays, smart labels, animated posters and active clothing, smart packaging, printed circuit boards. [08] RFID: Systems, RFID vs Bar-coding, RFID tags and categories, different types of radio frequencies used. Applications: digital print ­ label printing and security applications- smart cards. Chip less RFID technology. Security measures and safe guards used with RFID. [04] Security printing: Security features ­ document security problem, security design feature, security papers, inks, special printing processes, numbering, watermarks, envelope security. MICR cheque printing ­ features, specifications. [08] Bar code printing, Lenticular printing, 3D printing, cubic printing, method of printing, process and considerations, material and ink requirements and their applications. [06] Computer stationery and business forms: Continuous products, direct mailing, envelopes, Integrated and affixed products, labels, mailers, postal, laser sheets, single sheets, unit sets, etc. Their size and design features, paper and ink considerations, finishing operations for these products. [10] References: Clyde F Coombs (2001) "Printed Circuits Hand Book" McGraw Hill British standards institute staff (1999) "Paper Printing and Business Paper Requirements for continuous stationery" IBSI Standards Richard D Warner and Richard M Adams (2005) "Introduction to security printing" GATF press, USA. Poppy (2005) "Forms, Folds and Sizes: all the details graphic designers need to know but can never find" Rock Port


PME 615, Seminar [0031] 3 hours per Week Students are required to collect the recent literature and information on the assigned topic, understand and analyze the associated theoretical and experimental aspect. Based on the collected information, a report is to be prepared. The report should clearly bring out present status and scope for future work on the topic.

The students will be evaluated based on material collected, presentation of material in the form of a report, conclusions derived, scope for further work, oral presentation and answers to the questions during the presentation.


SECOND SEMESTER Sub. Code PME 602 PME 604 PME 606 PME 608 PME 610 PME 612 PME 614 PME 616 PME 618 PME 620 SUBJECT Advanced Printed Packaging Technology Print Production and Business Management Quality Control and Standardization in Printing Color Management Systems Elective - II Elective - III Quality Control and Standardization in Printing Lab Color Management Systems Lab Mini Project Seminar Total L 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 16 T 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 06 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 12 C 4 4 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 26

PME 602, Advanced Printed Packaging Technology [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Review of Basics of Packaging technology, Compatibility of the package with the product, Product Life Cycle, Systems approach to packaging, Advances in die making techniques, CAP, MAP, Vacuum, strip, blister, shrink, stretch wrapping, and gas packaging systems. FFS, Injection Molding, Extruder, process and applications. [07] Structural Design, Materials and Converting for Packaging: Surface and Structural Design of packaging using various materials: Paper and Boards, Plastics, wood, glass, metal etc. Recent trends in package designing. [04] Types, characteristics, functions, manufacturing process, machines and printing of various packaging materials: Paper and Boards, Plastics, wood, glass, metal etc. Adhesives and Adhesive tapes for packaging industries: Manufacture, properties and limitations. [05] Packaging components: Inner packaging materials, reinforcement materials, positioning and weight distribution, corrosion preventive materials, methods and applications. Reinforcement on distribution packages, Caps and closures, Developments of packages of stand up pouch. Eco friendly packaging [06] Food packaging: Recent trends in packaging technologies for food, fruit juice, ready to use foods, pharmaceutical products, cosmetic products, soaps and detergents, hazardous chemicals, fertilizers, light engineering products. [06] Printing methods for packaging: Packaging and printing ­ Printing suitability. Considerations in Printing on folding cartons, plastics, corrugated fiberboard, and metallic surfaces, curved surface.


Printing on metal containers, plastic bottles. Printing Inks used in packaging industries. Use of various printing methods for Label and sticker printing. [05] Packaging management, Inventory control in Packaging, Safety and legislative aspects of Packaging, consumer protection, Packaging cost Material, packaging operations, transportation, loss and

damage, insurance, obsolescence, packaging development cost, storage and handling of filled packages, storage and handling of empty packages. Cost reduction in packaging [05] Package Testing: Mechanical and climatic Tests - Tensile and elongation test, impact test, tear test, water-vapor transmission test, bursting strength, flat crush test, grease penetration, specular gloss. Tests on Paper and Boards, Plastics, wood, glass, metal etc. Prevention of shock damage to articles by various means and measurement of shock Cushioning design, Packaging quality control - Types of quality control - continuous, non-continuous. Stages of quality control. Standards for various tests. [06] Transit hazards - road, rail, sea and air. Test procedures for evaluation of transport worthiness of packages - Physical and environmental [02] Recent advances in Packaging: Future trends, environmental implication of packaging, solid waste disposal, recycling, incineration, laws and regulations. [02] References: Athalye A.S. (1992) "Plastics in Packaging" Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi Briston John. (1992) "Advances in Plastic Packaging Technology" PIRA, UK Chakravarty B. (1997) "A Hand Book for Printing and Packaging Technology" Galgotia Publications Gordon Robertson L. (1993) "Food Packaging principles and Practice" Marcel Dekker,Inc.

PME 604, Print Production and Business Management [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Operation Management: Printing process industry, Process and operations, Types, Manufacturing and Service industry in printing sector, Productivity calculation in printing industry [06] Capacity, Location and Layout: Capacity planning and measuring, Theory of constraints and economic of scale, Diseconomies of scale, A system approach to capacity decisions. Globalization and geographic Dispersion, Factors affecting location decisions, BE analysis for location. Layout planning and types, Strategic issues and designing process layouts. [06] Forecasting Technique used in printing industry: Demand characteristic, Pattern of Demand, Factors affecting demand, Designing the forecasting system. Judgment method, Casual method, Time series method


[06] Inventory management, Resource planning and scheduling: Inventory concept, Inventory reduction tactics, Calculating EOQ and its effect. Material requirement planning and its benefits. Inputs to MRP, Planning factors and output from MRP. Scheduling in Printing Industry. [08] Strategic Choice: Link between Corporate Strategy and Functional area Strategies in printing Industry, Strategic considerations, Global strategies in printing sector, Competitive priorities in printing industry, Standardized-service, Assemble-to-order, Customized-service, Make-to-stock, Assemble to order strategy. Lean system and scheduling [11] Decision Making: Decision making, Break-Even Analysis, Evaluating Product, Process and Service, Preference matrix, Decision-making under certainty, uncertainty and risk, Decision tree and problems. Linear programming [11] References: Krajewski L. J. (2002), "Operations Management", Pearson Education, Delhi. Adam E. (1993), "Operation Management", Prentice Publication, Delhi. Chary S. N. (2000), "Operations Management", Tata Mc Graw Hill , NewDelhi. Jhamb L. C. (2002), "Text book onOperation Management", Everest Publication, Pune. Paneerselvam R. (2001), "Operations Management", Prentice Hall, Delhi.

PME 606, Quality Control and Standardization in Printing [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Managing quality through quality control and quality assurance: Production control and quality assurance, Control Mechanisms for Print Quality Assurance. Apparatus and equipment for quality analysis. Theory and method for quality improvement. Evaluation of efficiency in quality control for the production of printed products and printing materials. [05] Standardization and Calibration: Necessity of calibration, creating a new process calibration, Progress and importance of standardization, Stages of standardization. [05] Measuring and Monitoring: Basis of Standardization, Reference Values and Tolerances, Printing and Print Monitoring, Exposure and Tonal Value Monitoring, Standardization and Image Control, Standardization and Quality Monitor, Comparison of measured values and Standards, Using measured values as Standards, adjusting measured values to Standards. International Standard to accepted practice, Accepted practice to International Standard. [10] Standardization in the processes: Original preparation, color separation, film and plate making, printing and post-press; standards of printing ink, paper and substrates; factors affecting print qualities; test form for printing quality control; measurement and analysis with standard instruments to compare


with standard values. Setting the standard system of printing industry for different presses, equipment and printing materials. [05] Complete print copies, color sequence, checking for completeness, producing identical proof sheets, register control, visual control, color strips, quality control aids and quality control for entire print run. [05] Quality control in inventory: substrates, inks, rollers, plates, blankets, solvents. standardization for printing inks, paper, process and various printing applications. [10] Standardization of printing processes according to ISO. Print Registration Quality Control Using LabVIEW and IMAQ and other control systems. [08] References: Richardson K Kristin (1992) "Total Quality Management in the Printing and Publishing Industry", Graphic Communications Association, USA. Dalphod Julie (1999) "A critical review of the variables in offset printing: effects on print", Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada, Canada. Websites:,,, International

PME 608, Color Management Systems [3104] Total number of lectures ­ 48 Review of - Light and Colour, Visual system, Colour (Cone)vision, Spectral Eye Sensitivity Curve, Abnormal colour vision, Chromatic adaptation, Colour contrast effects and Metamerism, Attributes of Colour sensation: Hue, Luminosity and Saturation, Three colour sensation theory, Additive and Subtractive colour mixing theories, Psychological effects of Colour, Impact of Colour on Human Activity and Performance [08] Colour classification systems: Munsell system, CIE system, Colour triangle, Tri stimulus values, Chromaticity coordinates and Distribution functions, CIE Chromaticity diagram, Black body locus, CIE Uniform-chromaticity-scale (UCS) diagrams, Conversions between the coordinates [07] Tri Chromatic Colorimetry: Psychophysical methods of Colour Measurement, Colour matching functions, Standard Observers, The Planckian radiator, Colour temperature and Correlated colour temperature, Colour Appearance and Colour Rendering properties, CIE methods of measuring colour rendering properties of sources and surfaces [07] CIE Standard Illuminants and Spectral Power Distribution, Colour Mixtures, Colour constancy and adaptation, Metameric and Conditional colour matches, Illuminants for colour matching, Colour Spaces and Colour Difference equations, Colour Schemes


[07] Use of Colour: Reflectance and Transmission, Colour filters, Spectral transmission factors of various filters, Choosing suitable colours for different applications, Selection Guide, Light Sources for Colour appraisal, Colour preference, Safety colours and specifications [06] Colour matching and Colour reproduction: Applications in Imaging Technology / Printing, Photographic lighting, Recent developments [03] Colour in Media Engineering: Visual imaging, Luminescence, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence, Electro-luminescence, Colour characteristics of various phosphors used in light sources and VDT applications, Tri-phosphors and spectral emissions, Future directions in phosphors and coatings [06] Electro luminescent panels ­ materials and construction, VDU screens, Colour appearance models ­ CRT displays and colour printers, CRT screen selection parameters, CRT screen images [04] References: Ronald N. Helms (1980), "Illumination Engg. for Energy Efficient Luminous Environments", PHI, NJ H. Cotton (1960), "Principles of Illumination", Chapman and Hall Ltd., London J R Coaton and A. M. Marsden (1993), "Lamps and Lighting", Fourth Edition, Arnold Publishers IESNA (2000), "Lighting Hand Book", 9 Edition, New York, USA Anthony Mortimer (1998), "Colour Reproduction in a Digital Age", PIRA Intl., UK Gary G. F. (1988), "Colour and its Reproduction", GATF, USA




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PME 610.1, Advanced Imaging Technology [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Review of basic imaging technology on photographic films, papers and printing image carriers, photographic emulsions, films and papers. Light sensitive materials used for imaging on printing image carriers, colorants in imaging, types and properties of photo/chemical/physical sensitive materials in imaging. Light source for imaging. [06] Special photographic techniques used in tone reproduction, computer to film technique, CtF architecture, its workflow, equipment used. Ripping, AM screening, FM screening, perfect blend- "hybrid screening", advanced scan, raster imposition. [05] Imaging for lithography: Computer to plate (CTP) and Computer to press systems, their architecture, workflow, equipments used, type of plate used ­ silver halide, thermal fuse, photopolymer plates and their structures and technique of imaging ­ laser, UV, thermal imaging. Computer to Polyester Plate (CTPP) and technique of imaging [06] Imaging for gravure process: electromechanical engraving of gravure cylinders, equipments used, engraving with single and multiple head engravers, digital workflow. Laser cutting of gravure cylinders, type of plastic material used for the laser cutting cylinder, system architecture and workflow. Controlling quality [05] Imaging for flexography: Laser engraved design rolls for continuous patterns, types of rubbers and polymer used, and production of design rolls, laser engraving techniques used. Cushion Core photopolymer plates, developments in special construction photopolymer plates, equipment used, and quality control aspects of these plates. [06] Imaging for screen printing: imaging on cylindrical screens, laser engraving of rotary screens,

equipment used, process used, imaging technique, materials of cylindrical screens and quality aspects. [04] Digital Printing: Electrography, laser printing systems, Ionography, Magnetography, inkjet technology and thermal technology. [04]


References: Frank J Romano (2001) "Computer to plate" NAPL Helmut Kipphan (2001) "Handbook of Print Media: Technologies and Production Methods" Heidelberg, Germany John T. Lind, Gregory M. Radencic (2002) "GATF Computer-To-Plate Performance Study" GATF, USA "Complete Book on Printing Technology" NIIR Board.

MME 610.2, Management Information Systems [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Introduction: Definitions of data and information, utility of information, typical organizations, Managerial activities at various levels, Types of information needed at different levels and Sources of information. Role of MIS and Impact of MIS [04] Decision-making: Newel-Simon model of decision making, Concept of Decision making, Programmed and Non-programmed decisions, Criteria for Decision making, Kinds of decisions made at various levels [04] Systems Concept and Basic Industrial systems: Definition of system, General model of system, Deterministic and Probabilistic system, Open and closed system, Personnel, Marketing, Finance, Production and Materials [04] Approaches to information resource management: Fundamental roles of information system, Manual information system, Evolution of Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS), Transaction Processing System (TPS), Management Information System (MIS), Decision Support System (DSS), Executive Support System, (ESS) and Office Automation System (OAS) [05] Database Management: Definition of database, Objectives of database and database systems, Organizational Methods, Database Methods ­ Hierarchical, Network, Relational Structures [03] System Design, Development, Installation, Operation and Maintenance: Approaches to Systems Development: Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Prototype, End User, Top down Vs Bottom up Approaches [04] Development Stage: Physical System Design, Physical Database Design, Programme Development, Procedure Development. Hardware Selection and Software selection, Conversion, Operation, Maintenance and system Audit


[06] Data Communication & Networks: Types of signals, Types of transmission, Mode of transmission, Multiplexors, Communication Controllers, Communication Software [03] Definition and characteristics of Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Network topology, Network management, Application of networks [03] References: Vladimir Zwass, (1992) "Management Information Systems", Wm.C.Brown Publishers, Dubuque

Texts: Gordon B. Davis and Margrethe H. Olson, (1986) "Management Information System ­ Conceptual Foundation, Structure and development", McGraw Hill International student edition, NY Kenith C. Lauodon and Jane Price Laudon, (2002) "Management Information Systems ­ A Contemporary Perspective", Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi George M. Scott (1987) "Principles of Management Information System". McGraw Hill Edition, NY W. S. Jawadekar (2002) "Management Information System" Tata McGraw Hill Edition, Ned Delhi Suresh K. Basandra (1999) "Management Information System", A. H. Wheelar Publications, New Delhi

PME 610.3, Environment Management for Printing Industry [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Environmental pollution: definition, cause, effects and control measures, printing sector pollutions, case studies, role of printing industries in prevention of pollution [04] Major waste streams: solid waste, waste water and air emissions. Sources of different waste streams, hazardous and non-hazardous waste. [04] Waste reduction in different stages of printing: Graphic design, job planning, Material handling and storage, waste segregation, recycling and reuse, alternative materials. [04] Principal releases to the environment by different printing processes: Offset, screen printing, Flexography and Gravure. Pre press: photochemistry, silver recovery, alternative pre press technologies Press: Mechanical modifications, inks, recycling inks, alternative inks ­ UV, EB curable, vegetable oil based inks, water based inks, waterless inks, Clean up, part washers. Post press: binding and laminating chemicals, scrap paper [08]


Pollution Prevention: Assessments, Barriers and motives, comparison of P2 with conventional "endof-the-pipe" system, Identifying and implementing best management practices and pollution preventions opportunities, Environmental solutions. Treatment and disposal methods and strategies in Pre press, Press and Post press operations. [06] Environmental Management Systems: EMS for improved data collection, evaluation and process operations, ISO 14000, Environmental accounting concepts, Systematic process optimization methods, Measure pollution prevention, Life-cycle concepts. [06] Federal regulations: Clean air act, clean water act, occupational health and safety act, resource conservation and recovery act, toxic substance control act. [04] References: Kipphan Helmut (2001), Handbook of Print Media, Springer, Germany. Jones Gary A (1993), air Pollution Engineering Guide For Graphic arts Industry, GATF, USA Commercial printing industry compliance and pollution prevention workbook, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Research Center, 1997. Report of sector notebook project - Printing and publishing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1995. Melissa Malkin Weber and Mark Bahner, "Manual on Pollution Prevention for the Printing Industry", Research triangle Institute, North Carolina.



CS 612.1 PME 612.2 CS 612.3


Advanced Techniques in Computer Graphics Advanced Graphic Design and Publishing Design Database Design and Management


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CS 612.1, Advanced Techniques in Computer Graphics [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Review of computer graphics, operating system for graphic arts, applications of computer graphics, problem solving of print design using computers, connecting devices for printed product design, file format, file transfer, output as soft and hard copy, supporting software for computer graphics [10] Flash: Symbols and Layers, Frames and Animation, Bells and Whistles, establishing an identity, grabbing the viewer's attention, limiting download time, and managing file size [06] Animation: principles of animating three-dimensional computer graphics, methods and techniques of animating virtual objects and environments using industry-leading software and hardware. 3D arts: principles of shading, modeling, lighting, and animation [10] Web design: design elements, website planning and purpose, audience and content, compatibility and restrictions, planning documentation, Web servers, web browsers, web page makers and site builders, plug-ins and delivery vehicles, working on the web, text for the web, images for the web [10] References: Tay Vaughan (1998) "Multimedia: Making it work" TMGH, New Delhi Ralf Steinmetz (1995) "Multimedia: computing, communications and applications" N Jersey, PH Gourdon Bob and Gourdon Maggic (2002) "Complete Guide to digital Graphic Design" Thames and Hudson, London

PME 612.2, Advanced Graphic Design and Publishing Design [2103] Total number of lectures - 36 Graphic design. Design of a communication and sale of a product. Design approach and execution. Elements of Design and effectiveness of design elements. Principles of Graphic Design, Concept and process in design, application of graphic design for printed product design. [05] Process of Design: Techniques that make the print production process simple, less cost and time and enhanced quality. Envisioning Design: Catching the eye, highlighting, type design, layering, closure,


figure-ground relationships. Designing in Publishing - Designing for print and digital methods of information distribution [05] Publishing Design: Use a computer, graphic and web software, scanner, digital camera, printers, and other specialized equipment to execute complex layouts for a variety of publications, including newsletters, magazine ads, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, reports, forms, information packets, booklets, manuals, presentation folders, posters, logos, displays, charts, graphics and web files. [06] Application of computer graphic, software and special equipment for printed product design.

Softwares of graphic design and publishing design: Photoshop: acquaintance and navigating Photoshop environment, Photo Retouching, Filters and Preferences, Selections and Channels, Photo Retouching, Photo Montage [05] Illustrator: acquaintance and navigating illustrator environment, Selecting, Organizing, Painting, Transformations and Distortions, Modifying and Combining Paths/Shapes [05] InDesign: acquaintance and navigating InDesign environment, Images and Content Management, Setting Pages for Layout Design [05] Quark: acquaintance and navigating Quark environment, Guides, Gutters, Grids, Master Page, Newspaper Publishing [05]

References: Albert C. and Schick C. Dennis (1997) "Fundamentals of copy and layout", National Text Book Company, Illinoi Amy Einsohn (2000) "Copy editor's Handbook : A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications" University of California Press, Berkley Gourdon Bob and Gourdon Maggic (2002) "Complete Guide to digital Graphic Design" Thames and Hudson, London

CS 612.3, Database Design and Management [2103] Total number of lectures ­ 36 Database System Architectures, Centralized, Client-Server, Parallel and Distributed [02] Transaction management: Concurrency control ­ Lock based protocols, time stamp based protocols, dead lock handling. [04]


Recovery system: Failure classification, data access, recovery and atomicity, log-based recovery, recovery with concurrent transactions. [05] Object and Object Relational Databases: Complex Data Types, Implementing Object and ObjectRelational Features, SQL3 [05] Distributed Databases: Distributed data storage, Transactions, Commit Protocols, Concurrency and Availability and Query Processing [05] Spatial Databases: Storage, Indexing Techniques, Querying [05] Semi Structured and Web Databases: Data Models, XML, XML schema, Querying and Transformation, Storage of XML data [05] Other Emerging Database Technologies and Applications: Temporal Databases, Multimedia Databases. [05] References: Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan, (1998) "Database System Concepts, Fifth Edition, McGraw Hill, NY Ramez Elmasri and S B Navathe, (2000) "Fundamentals of Database Systems", Fifth Edition Addison-Wesley, NY Ramakrishnan and Gehrke, (2000) "Database Management Systems", Third Edition, McGraw Hill, NY Selected Research Papers from various Journals


PME 614, Color Management Systems Lab [0031] Number of Experiments ­ 12 List of Experiments: Color separation using software Study and analysis of color properties and measurement Study and analysis of Standard Illuminants and Standard Observers Study of densitometry and colorimetric values using spectrophotometer Study and analysis of Colour characteristics of various phosphors used in light sources and VDT applications Study of various softwares for color management

PME 616, Quality Control and Standardization in Printing Lab [0031] Number of Experiments ­ 12 List of experiments: Students will conduct an in-depth study on equipment used, understand and analyze the following factors in terms of Quality, Quality control and standardization. Ink Properties and Testing: o o o Optical properties Working properties End use properties

Paper Properties and Testing: o o o o Optical properties Printability properties Runnability and End use properties Interrelationships of Paper properties and Paper handling

Other substrates, Properties and Testing: o o o o o Paper Boards Plastic Metallic Textile, wood, ceramic, glass, leather Multi-layered substrates: Metal on paper and board, Plastic on paper, metal on plastic etc


PME 618, Mini Project [0031] 3 hours per Week Students are required to collect recent literature and information on the assigned topic, understand and analyze on the associated theoretical and experimental aspects, and based on the collected information a report is to be prepared. The report should clearly bring out present status and scope for future work on the selected topic.

The students are required to present their findings in the form of a seminar which will be evaluated based on the material collected, presentation of the material in the report and presentations, conclusions derived and answers to the questions during viva session.

PME 620, Seminar [0031] 3 hours per Week Students are required to collect the recent literature and information on the assigned topic, understand and analyze the associated theoretical and experimental aspect. Based on the collected information, a report is to be prepared. The report should clearly bring out present status and scope for future work on the topic. The students will be evaluated based on material collected, presentation of material in the form of a report, conclusions derived, scope for further work, oral presentation and answers to the questions during the presentation.




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