Print+ | Graphic design and pre-press competition

Test project

The test project combines different tasks which must meet specic technical requirements.

Schedule for participants:

Wednesday, 27. November

  • 09.30 – 10.00 Gathering of participants, snacks
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Opening ceremony
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Introducing test project, participants consultations with tutors
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Test project I
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 17.00 Test project continues

Thursday, 28. November

  • 08.30 – 09.00 Gathering of participants, snacks
  • 09.00 – 09.30 Introducing test project, participants consultations with tutors
  • 09.30 – 13.00 Test project II
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 17.00 Test project continues
  • 18.00 – Finishing the second day with a social event

Friday, 29. November

  • 08.30 – 10:30 Evaluation
  • 10.30 – 11.30 Public feedback from Jury
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Closing ceremony and competition summary

Competitors must have knowledge about

  • typography and layout
  • graphic design and suitability of colors
  • color management and ICC proles
  • pre-press techniques for oset printing
  • dierent le formats
  • ability to use computers and professional software
  • ability to implement process and spot colors
  • ability to create original vector and pixel graphics
  • ability to produce nal PDF le for printing

Test project:

  • All competitors have similar Apple iMac’s
  • Competitor will use Adobe CC programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge
  • Competition will last 3 days
  • No internet use during the competition is allowed
  • The test project combines dierent tasks which must meet specic technical requirements
  • All materials (text, pixel and vector graphics, instructions) needed for test project will be saved to competitors computer before competition by the organizing team

Evaluating and criteria:

Subjective criteria:

  1. Creative process – max 10 points
  2. Final design – max 40 points

Creative process:

  • Idea and originality.
  • Understanding target audience.

Final design:

  • Quality of the composition
  • Quality of the communication and visual strength
  • Quality of the typography and layout
  • Quality of the color scheme and implementation
  • Quality of the picture manipulation
  • Quality of the nal printed and postpressed prototype

Technical criteria:

  1. Ability to use computer and software (implementation of technical instructions) – max 30 points
  2. Final files, format, and conformation to technical descriptions – max 20 points

Ability to use computer and software:

  • Resolution of pixelgraphics
  • Color space and color management
  • Optimal usage of printing sheet
  • Final measures of design
  • All elements are in use

Final file, format and conformation to technical description:

  • File format conforms to task
  • ICC profiles are in use as demanded
  • Final PDF conforms to task
  • Final files are saved as demanded