Digital Print Media Lab

Digital Print Media is the graphic design aspect of the graphic communications industry. Through training, students will gain an understanding of image manipulation programs, typography, page layout operations, scanning operations, vector based graphics programmes, electronic pre-press operations, and colour principles. Instruction is provided in the operation of digital production printing systems and electronic pre-press.

Digital Print Media Lab is open to all the department faculty and students, providing a space for media creation and editing. Specific capabilities include video editing (e.g., Final Cut, iMovie, Camtasia), image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), sound editing (e.g., Adobe Audition, Garage band), media-rich website creation (e.g., Dreamweaver, Flash, Filezilla), and basic productivity (e.g., MS Office, web browsers, Adobe Acrobat Pro).

Students will become proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. During the programme, students create an online portfolio, as well as a printed portfolio. Printing and portfolio projects include, short films, logos, business forms, package designs, newsletter, brochures, business cards, T-shirts, cups, and tiles.

Jobs related to Digital Print Media are creative, innovative, high-tech and high-skilled.

Job Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Offset Machine Operator
  • Pre-Press Operator
  • Digital Press Operator

Equipment and Software

The DPM Lab is well furnished with the latest designing and priniting equipments. The working area of the lab is about 35X30 sq ft and store room 12X11 sq ft. The machineries are German and Japan made. The following are the list of machineries settled in our lab:

  • HEIDELBERY - Offset Printing Machine   
  • RYOBI - Mini Offset Printing Machine                   
  • NEBIOLO - Paper Cutting Machine
  • Plate Making Machine
  • Film Assembly Light Table 

Consulting and Workshops

Our staff are highly skilled across a broad range of media and computing topics. For in depth, one-on-one help designing, creating, or troubleshooting media projects, the department has collaboration with Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts (SIGA), Chennai.

The Department has performed hundreds of personal consultations on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Incredible Art (I-Art)
  • Replicating a Mayan artifact from dig site photos
  • Scanning and replicating small sculptures
  • Creating short animations to illustrate chemical processes
  • Custom endoscope tips
  • Custom microscope fittings and other lab equipment
  • 3D printing infant heart models from MRI data
  • 3D printing heart models from CT scan data
  • Depth mapping prison wall texture from photos
  • Printing protein structures from online databases


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