Students will assess and utilize software for electronic page assembly of text and graphic elements. Students will explore page layout and design concepts as well as scanning equipment and output devices. Students will gain an overview of the graphic communication and reproduction process and be able to integrate page layout software into that process. The course will include daily exercises, assignments and lectures. Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital file preparation/output and imposition procedures when developing single and multiple-page layout documents. Topics will also include: 4 color process, step and repeat functions, job tracking sheets, document binding systems, preflight and file repair, imagesetter use and calibration, and digital proofing systems.