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Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication, Grade 9 - 12, Binding and Finishing, 2009

1.) Demonstrate safety considerations and safe work habits in binding operations.

2.) Apply correct procedures for binding and finishing.

•  Identifying basic hand tools, equipment, and materials in binding operations
•  Explaining registration and pagination for binding operations
3.) Utilize basic paper counting techniques, including measurement by ream, marker, weight, caliper, and counting by hand.

4.) Demonstrate the use of folding equipment to produce a single fold, gatefold, accordion fold, right angle fold, slit, perforate, and score.

•  Utilizing folding equipment to produce a high-folio lip signature and a low-folio lip signature
•  Describing advantages of high-folio and low-folio lip signatures
5.) Describe methods of operating, maintaining, and changing the blade on a programmable paper cutter.

6.) Identify in-line finishing systems for bindery operations.

7.) Demonstrate accurate paper cuts using mechanized paper cutters.

•  Explaining dutch cuts and combination cuts
•  Demonstrating safe operation and maintenance of a paper cutter
8.) Apply fundamentals of saddle stitching and perfect binding to produce side and saddle stitched and stapled products.

•  Identifying spiral binding and wire binding equipment and products
•  Describing common production problems in bindery
9.) Demonstrate packaging methods for bindery operations.

•  Identifying packaging and shrink-wrap equipment and materials.
10.) Utilize United States Postal Service mail class rates and equipment.

•  Explaining situations where bulk and presorted rates may be used
•  Solving problems associated with mail class rates
11.) Utilize advanced binding and finishing techniques.

•  Solving problems associated with binding, including quality control
•  Describing components of a case bound book
•  Describing fundamentals of modern case binding
12.) Identify operational procedures for foil stamping and embossing.

•  Describing foil stamping and embossing equipment
•  Identifying common problems encountered in foil stamping and embossing
13.) Compare various coating and laminating techniques for binding operations, including advantages and disadvantages of each.

14.) Demonstrate paper handling techniques, including inventory, brick stacking, storage, waste control and disposal, and recycling.

15.) Apply procedures for setup, operation, and maintenance of a paper folder consistent with job specifications.

16.) Utilize ancillary equipment for gluing, ink-jetting, and wet-scoring.

17.) Demonstrate a drill job from the setup of a three-hole drill to job completion.

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