Printing Craft Practice – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Printing Craft Practice – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Printing Craft Practice – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term Introduction to the Art of Printing (i) Art of Definition, explanation of printing.
(ii) Importance, products advantages and uses.
(iii) Printing in Nigeria-Survey Press,Federal
Government Press, Railway Press, Daily Times
and other Press Houses.
(iv) Copyright law,History – Origin,Chinese, Johan Gutenberg. The role of Hope Waddel and Henry Townsend (1846 – 1926) and
(1926 – 1960).
(v) Printing and Career – Importance, Careers, e.g. Lithography machine minders, etc.
(vi) Printing Processes, description materials/tools/equipment – letter press/relief printing; offset/lithography; Gravure/intaglio, screen, stencil/flexography.
Workshop safety and maintenance (i) Technical workshops for printing – types e.g. lithography and machine room.
(ii) Safety in the workshop – precautions, air- condition, electrical and lightings, dark rooms, machine rooms.
(iii) Safety in the Binding and Print finishing, safety in the hot metal composition room.
(iv) Maintenance of machines, tools and equipment in the Printing workshop, Enumerate the procedures

SS1 Printing Craft Practice – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents

2nd Term

Letter Assembly (a) Hand Composition Identification e.g. Tools and facilities.
Explanation in simple Principles and terminologies, techniques, structures and parts of types.
Identification of type faces and typography
(b) Design for Printing The concepts of basic design and instrument
(c) Mechanical Composition
(d) Photo-composition Description and listing of differences between monotype and linotype; accessories and their uses.
(i) Equipment/tools, accessories.
(ii) Meaning: principles and components
(iii) Advantages.
Binding And Printing Finishing

(a) Print Finishing (i) Meaning, importance,etc
(ii) Types and processes e.g. Edition case binding and loose leaves.
(iii) Technical Terms.
(iv) Materials and accessories.
(b) Binding materials, tools and equipment (i) Materials – e.g. sewing- thread and leathers.
(ii) Bone-folders and guillotine.
(iii) Papers and boards
(c) Binding (i) Types: book, pamphlet, padding, edition case, loose – sheet, perfect binding.
(ii) Processes.
(d) Pamphlet Importance, explanation, description and processes, e.g. cutting, stitching, etc.
(e) Perfect binding Concept, importance and processes.
Differences between perfect binding and other types
(f) Edition binding Explanation.
Edition binding materials and their usages.
Distinguish between edition binding and others.
(g) Loose sheet binding Description, operational outline and materials, tools and equipment.
(h) Warehouse (i) Define warehouse.
(ii) Identification and uses of types of printing materials e.g. paper and board, ink, chemicals, printing surfaces, sizes, substances ,
grammage etc.
(iii) Stock and inventory control.

SS1 Printing Craft Practice – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term Screen printing (a) Frame/stencil making (i) Origin of screen printing
(ii) Preparation and methods –
wooden frame, mesh (silk), hand-made stencil with card board; stencil using block out method.
(iii) Stretching of the mesh on the frame.
(iv) Materials and tools – frame mesh, shoulder
joint, glue and nails,squeegee,wax,paint,
sponge, cardboard, oil base or water free ink.
(b) Print Making print using stencil with attention on registration marks and different colours
(c) Photographic screen making (i) Coating of the screen with sensitized solution.
(ii) Exposure of the screen with the gelatin
solution in suitable source of light and
development with water.
(iii) Identification and uses of the following materials – silk or organdie gelatin coating, dichromate, positive image, board light source, tracing paper, black light source, tracing paper, black paint (Opaque).
(d) Image Reproduction (i) Transferring of image from the mesh/stencil to the substrate, e.g. paper, sticker, plastic, etc.
(ii) The use of enlarger and Kodaklith translucent printing paper.

SS2 Printing Craft Practice – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term Lithography – Process Camera Work (1) Planning
(a) Work Ticket
(b) Layout Planning
(i) Definition of lithography and layout planning
(ii) The procedure and uses of the layout planning in chronological order, e.g. identification of griper margin, image area, folds and gutter margins.
(iii) Materials – Negative/Positive flats, masking tape/brown paper, etc.
Tools and equipment and their uses: Light table, stripping knife, etc.
(iv) Identification of Negative/Positive e.g. emulsion and non-emulsion side.
(2) Film making/Process camera (i) Definition, qualities, functions and safety rules of darkroom.
(ii) Equipment and materials for film making. e.g. chemicals, original art work, (different type) funnels, developing-sink/tray, mixing tools, pail.etc.
Process camera; Digital Colour Separation Machine.
(iii) Types of films and their characteristic,
Panchromatic films,Orthocromatic film, Laser films.
(iv) Chemicals – Developer; fixatives and stop bath; and their uses.
Preparation and preservation of films.
Effect of safe-light on films.
(3) Plate making Description of plate making equipment and their uses. e.g. plate processor, developing sink, exposure/frame vacuum, etc.
Materials – Pre-sensitised plates, gum,
The process of making corrections and preservation of plates and safety procedures.

SS2 Printing Craft Practice – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 2nd Term Machine Printing (i) Offset Machine Printing (i) Techniques of offset printing
(ii) Spare parts and maintenance procedures e.g. lubrication, bearings, rollers setting, etc.
(iii) Brief history of offset lithographic machine.
(iv) Configuration of lithographic machine.
(v) Plate and adjustment in correcting image position on the sheet during the printing process.
(vi) Functions of the important parts of the press
and its running.
(vii) Major units of a lithographic printing machine and their functions
(ii) Relief Printing (i) History; explanation; principles and types of relief printing.
(ii) Important parts and maintenance.
(iii) Method and schemes of imposition.
(iv) Types of image carrier.
(v) Tools and Materials- Chase, Quoin,
Solvents, Oils, etc.
(iii) Gravure Printing (Intaglio) (i) History, explanation, principles and types of Gravure Image Carrier.
(ii) Products and advantages/disadvantages
(iv) Flexographic Printing (i) Definition and concept of flexography and its image carrier.
(ii) Differences between flexography printing and other machine printing.
(iii) The importance of flexographic printing to packaging industry e.g. cellophane and pharmaceutical industry.
(iv) Products- cellophane bags, pharmaceutical and food packing products.

SS2 Printing Craft Practice – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 3rd Term Legal Aspects of the Printing Industry (i) Trade houses in the printing industry and their activities e.g. Employers Association; Professional Bodies, Training Institutions, Examination Bodies and other Foreign Trade House.
(ii) Copyright


SS3 Printing Craft Practice – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work

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