E-Book

As a person who enjoys playing fun games on the go and listening to music mostly i would go for the iPad. Theres not many books i read , only about zombies and horror. The series i had bought was the Zombie Chronicle series which i read all 3 books in my phone on train rides heading to school and coming back home only. Recently i started re-reading them again on the iPad and it is really nice and a fun thing. But i cant just simply read it , i need something to listen to. When i read i play some music , not with words but mroe as in instrumental. Just the background to give what im reading more realism to it. Usually the band i play is Nox Arcana. I dont think that other ebook’s allow one to listen to a music and read at the same time so fluently.

The Printing Press (Off-Set)

In the press room we learned how Off-Set printing works. The one thing that is bad from the printer is that it only prints one ink at a time. We learned how its colors over lapping each other , and in little dots (except the ones that were printed by the press) The press works by streaming one page at a time to be printed. We learned how even tho a image may be really sharp and look like is perfect, if you look real close you can see the really tiny pixels.

Books description

My two books was one called “Larrys” and the other was “The Edge” Both books really apealed to me because both have a dark mood to it. One is a collection of pictures and different text. And the second is a about the marine life. I say the marine one is dark because its not really that bright or colerful.

Larrys

– coated cover

– not many words

– what I liked about it was the dark images it had , which appealed to me

– it wasn’t to thick nor to thin, but it was big

– the title had bold letters

– the dark images seemed something from a horror movie, there was one page which told of a story that was dark, and hold on to my interest

– The cover was so glossy that in the picture i took you can see the reflection

The Edge

– rough feel to the cover

– what I liked about it was the nature pictures it had

– it had 2 staples

– really thin and was small

– its a book made by the inspiration from a nother book that was about marine wild life.

– its something I havnt seen before, the way how it’s a book is just marine life put over txt

Mid-Term

~ (1) 5 Great Moments in Print History 1
a) The invention of paper in 105
b) The invention of gravure in 1879, Austria
c) The invention of lithography in 1798, Germany
d) The first commercial halftone illustration in a newspaper, in 1885, New York City
e)  Gutenberg’s Bible in 1455

~ (2) What is.
a) Font: A collection of different sizes and style of a typeface
b) Definition:
c) Family: Fonts of specific weight. (Italic, Bold,)
d) Serif: details on the end of the strokes from the letters
e) Sans Serif: Don’t have the details from the stokes at the end of the letters
f) Decorative and Display Font: Mainly use to decorate and to grab the attention of the viewer.

~ (3) Describe Great Moments in Print History 2
A great moment in print history 2 was the first eBook reader. The reason why i chose it is because reading became more portable, you could store up to 10 books in it , instead of actually carrying 10 books. It became more enjoyable and comfortable to read.

~ (4) Explain color.
a) RGB (Red Green Blue): the 3 primary colors. When their lights are added together, they form other color.
b) CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black): Used for color printing.
c) Complimentary Colors: The pairs of colors that are of the opposite hue.
d) Difference between 4-color printing and Spot Color Printing: Is that 4-color printing prints in CMYK  and the 4 inks can be mixed together to create a full spectrum of colors in a document. And spot color uses customized inks that create very specific results when they are applied to paper.

~ (5) What is E-Porfolio?
E-Portfolio is a collection of work through different content from a user.

~ (6) Paper.
A) Characteristics:
(1) Brightness: The measurement of how much white light a paper reflects.
(2) Opacity: It determines how visible images from the underside of the sheet will be on the side being looked at
(3) Calendering: A step in the process that imparts a smooth surface to the paper.
(4) Basis Weight: It’s the weight in pounds of a ream, which is 500 sheets, in the basic size for that grade
(5) Caliper: The measurement of a paper’s thickness.
B) Grain Detection: Depending on the fibers of the paper machine, it can be either “grain long” or “grain short”. Grain short is when the direction is parallel to the short edge of the sheet , and grain long is when its parallel to the long edge of the sheet.
C) Making of Paper:
(1) Raw Materials: One of the materials it’s needed is Cellulose, in the cellulose we need the lignin or the “brown stuff” , after we get that we bleach it.
(2) Pulping: The cellulose fibers are separated from wood chips by washing, cooking, and bleaching
(3)Wet End: The paper is stocked and sprayed onto a moving screen called a “wire” , and water drains through the wire, and the pulp fibers bond together in a very thin mat on the top side of the wire.
(4) Dry End: The wet paper is dried by going through a series of steamed-filled metal cylinders.
(5) Calendering and Coating: The paper is pressed to dry, and can be smooth and uniform in thickness.

~ (7) Describe 4 Binding Process.
(1) saddle- and side-wire stitching: saddle-stitching is for booklets, brochures, leaflets, and some magazines. They are bound down their common center with staples from a continuous roll of wire that feeds the stitcher heads. side-wire stitching is the same as saddle stitching, except that the staples are inserted along one edge instead of through the center.
(2) case binding (with thread sewing): case binding for hardcover books begins with gathering the signatures side-by-side and stitching them together into “book blocks” in an operation known as Smyth sewing. Then the book blocks are fitted and glued into a rigid cover that is known as a “case” because its edges project beyond those of the book block.
(3) adhesive or perfect binding: The binding edge of the book block is roughened to make it more receptive to the adhesive. The inside of the cover is then glued and then pressed and held against the book block.
(4) and mechanical binding: A spiral wire binding all the pages together.

~ (8) Explain Prepess.
a) Halftones for Printing: a way of simulating a picture through patterns of dots that tricks the eye into believing they are a continuous area of ink. It is produced by placing small dots in patterns in the CMYK colors.
b) The Halftone Dot: The dots that are used to simulate an area of continuous ink, they will attract ink while repelling the water-based fountain solution that     its in the plate in the non-image area.

~ (9) Explain Prepress.
a) Image Assembly: Putting the pages by order
b) Layout: is the arrangement of contents, graphics, and images on a page.
c) Scanning: A process which makes a digital copy into a computer from a photograph.
d) File Formats: Different encode information for storing information in a computer.
e) Program used to create print layouts: InDesign

~ (10) List 10 Products of Graphic Communication Industry P64
1) Poster
2) Flyers
3) brochures
4) Billboards
5) Pamphlets
6) Catalogs
7) Magazines
8) Product boxes
9) Store Signs
10) food products

~ (Bonus) Exaplin the importance of Gutenburg bible
The Gutenburg bible was really important because it was the first book printed in movable type and was the first major book produced in a printing press.

Wired Article

In my opinion the WEB isn’t dead and is not dying anytime soon. As some believe just because we use apps in our phones and spend less and less time in the computer that the WEB will be extinct. I couldn’t disagree more, both sides seem to be on different track or unless I’m getting the wrong picture here.

First let’s start with the side that is saying is our fault. The side saying is us  is full of crap because app’s and other mobile things help the WEB spread, I believe that the WEB is living on more and more each day. Information being easily spread through apps and not just those games also play a big part of it too. Through games you can interact, you can communicate, and you can have fun together. Wasn’t that one of the main points of the WEB? To socialize together without the need of actually being there with your friends.

The second side, the one that I saying it’s them, I also disagree with that one too. To me it was a little confusing to understand because it speak of people controlling the WEB, I find that true but the WEB can’t ever be silenced, there will always be ways of information to leak and to spread. If the debate was only about that then I would lean more towards it but it’s not just about that, it also spoke of Yuri and how he owed 10% of facebook and by that time I was already confused and lost on its argument.

I believe that the WEB can live on, unless I’m getting the wrong idea or the wrong picture about what each side is debating I disagree with both. The WEB has evolved with time, it’s no longer giant computers, its small portable laptops and phones that are accessing the WEB. Apps isn’t taking over the WEB but it is the WEB in its new way.