Introduction to Graphic Arts. Major Areas of Specialization in the Graphic Arts Trade Printing Graphic Arts Photography Folding, Binding, and Finishing

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Introduction to Graphic Arts </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Major Areas of Specialization in the Graphic Arts Trade Printing Graphic Arts Photography Folding, Binding, and Finishing Proofreading Sales, customer service Writing, design, and Layout Desktop publishing Plate-making </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Types of organizations that employ printers Commercial printing plants Universities/Colleges In-House printing plants Newspapers Magazine publishers Book Publishers Yearbook Publishers Greeting Card Publishers Advertising Agencies Print Shops </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Personal Traits Important for Successful Printers Ability to listen and follow instructions well Ability to work well with others Dependability </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Skills Important for Successful Printers Desire for Perfection Ability to work without direct supervision Accuracy </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Advantages of an Occupation in Graphic Arts Variety of Challenging Tasks Open Job Market Sense of Pride and Satisfaction </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Disadvantages of an occupation in graphic arts Pressure of work deadlines Close work confinement Rigid standards for accuracy Long hours during peak production periods Most good employment opportunities are confined to metropolitan areas. </li> </ul>