Graphic Design Technology

Skills & Knowledge to be tested

Secondary Level

  • Technological trends and developments in the industry
  • Different output requirements: print - including different PDF standards(ex. PDF/X-1a), or digital formats and their limitations and techniques
  • Standards for client presentation
  • Image manipulation and editing
  • Appropriate file formats, resolution, and compression
  • Colour gamut, colour matching, spot colours and ICC profiles
  • Printer marks and bleed
  • Dielines – use, modify or create
  • Software applications
  • Different types of paper and surfaces (substrates)