Unit 1 : Digital Printing Technologies

1.1 Digital printing – Definition, Scope and job suitability of Digital printing process.

1.2 Basic principles of Computer-to-Film, Computer-to-Plate,
Computer-to-Press and Computer-to-Print.

1.3 Computer-to-Press – Working principle of Direct Imaging with once imageable master and Working principle of Direct Imaging with re-imageable master.

1.4 Computer-to-Print – Working principle.

Unit 2 : Non-Impact Printing Technologies

2.1 Basic principle of Non-impact printing technology, Flow chart of NIP technology and Applications of NIP technology.

2.2 Basic principle of Electrophotography – Imaging, Inking, Toner transfer, Toner fixing and Cleaning.

2.3 Basic principle of Ionography – Imaging, Developing, Toner
transfer, Toner fixing, Cleaning and Erasing.

2.4 Basic principle of Thermography – Direct thermography, Transfer thermography, Working principle of thermal transfer and thermal sublimation printing systems and Properties of ink tonner for Thermography.

2.5 Basic principle of Ink jet printing – Continuous ink jet and Drop on demand ink jet, Working principles of continuous ink jet and drop on demand ink jet and Properties of ink tonner for ink jet printing.

Unit 3 : Security Printing Features and Materials

3.1 Security design features – Pantograph screens, Void pantograph Screen, ODT – optical deterrent technology, Guilloches, Warning bands, Code safe, High resolution graphics and Padlock icon – Application of security printing.

3.2 Security papers – Safety paper, Chemical reactive paper, Special papers, Water mark paper and Copy evident paper.

3.3 Security threads – Metalized thread, Windowed thread,
Holographic windowed thread, Micro text, Clear text and Thermo

3.4 Watermark, Classification of watermark – Line drawing watermark, shaded watermark and Digital watermark.

3.5 Security inks – Trademark colors, Color changing ink, Magnetic ink, Copy protection ink, Erasable ink, Fugitive ink, Pen reactive ink, Heat reactive ink, Coin reactive inks, Migrating ink, Bleeding inks, Florescent ink, Metallic ink and UV ink.

Unit 4 : Special Printing Technologies

4.1 Basic principles of hybrid printing system and Application of Hybrid printing systems.

4.2 Basic principles of holograms making process, Components of hologram making system – laser, lenses, beam splitter, mirrors, holographic film and Process steps of hologram making system.

4.3 Basic principles of lenticular printing process.

4.4 Basic principles of waterless offset printing, Plate structure of waterless offset printing, Merits and Demerits of waterless offset printing.

Unit 5 : Emerging Printing Process

5.1 Basic principles of E-book, List of various manufactures of E-book, Application of E-book, Basic principles of E-ink and Concept of Eink with microcapsules filled with a coloring agent.

5.2 Basic principles of “Gyricon” E-paper, Types of display of E-paper, Application of E-paper, Concepts of rewritable paper, Imaging and erasing processes for rewritable paper.
5.3 Introduction about 3D printing, Types of 3D printing – direct and binder 3D printing, Steps involved in 3D printing process and Application of 3D printing.

Text Books / Reference Books:

1. Handbook of Print Media – Helmut kipphan, Springer.
2. Handbook of Printing and Packaging Technology – Bishwanath Chakkaravarthy.
3. Digital colour Printing Technology – Bishwanath Chakkaravarthy
4. Printing in a digital world – David Bergsland.
5. On demand Digital Printing Primer – Howard M. Fentan – GATF.
6. Printing Materials – Science and Technology – Thompson, Bob – PIRA.
7. Pocket Guide to Digital Printing – Frank Cost.
8. Introduction to Printing and Finishing – Hugh M Speirs – PIRA.