Printing as a medium of communication has been in vogue since ages. But as a means of mass communication, it got popular only after the dawn of the industrial revolution in Europe in the 19th century. With the advent of electronics and the advancement in digitalization, printing technology got an added dimension. It is now not only limited to printing on paper, but also includes printing on surfaces such as cloth, ceramics, metals and plastics. However, till now paper is the most popularly used material for printing and is used at a mass scale. The printing technology today is almost all controlled by computers.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Math is the minimum requirement for attending this course. Colleges however, insist on minimum 50% marks in 10+2 and admissions are through entrance tests.
Duration of this undergraduate course is 4 years.
More about printing technology
There was a time when many feared computers would replace the printing industry and the print media will go out of business. But things are just the opposite. Rapid computerization has instead helped in strengthening and popularizing the printing industry. It has made printing technology accessible to all, even in small offices, schools, department stores and at homes. Today the print media along with other mediums like television and internet has become instrumental in educating us and in providing a clear picture of the world around us. The importance of the printing industry is more on the rise, instead of showing any signs of decline.
Printing technology is a highly technical process. It involves typesetting, designing, pasting, plate making, image setting, camera work, printing and binding. It’s a team work involving the efforts of each and every person skilled in different aspects of the printing process. Among other things during the course, you learn things like printing techniques, offset and digital printing, flexography, screen printing, laser printing and thermal printing.
The printing industry is a flourishing one and provides many opportunities to young people interested in making it as their career. Jobs are available in sectors like newspapers, magazines/book publishing, printing presses, packaging industry, advertising and print equipment manufacturers. Both private and government publishing houses provide jobs in the field. Opportunities for postgraduation courses, like masters and doctoral program are there. Those ready to take up the challenges can even go for entrepreneurship in the field.
B.E. Printing Technology Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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