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Students tour local print shop for capstone inspiration

Published on October 6, 2017

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Seniors in Trinity's Graphic Design Capstone recently visited Northern Ohio Printing for a first-hand look at what happens to their digital creations after they are approved for production.

During their visit, the students went on a tour of the shop, learned about different types of printing presses and finishing equipment, met with the art director and a graphic designer, and were exposed to all of the departments in the business, from graphic design to printing and production. They even spent time with the company's president, Mr. Gary Chmielewski, learning about the business aspect of starting and managing a print shop.

Senior Eric Filakosky found the trip to be particularly helpful as he begins putting together his capstone project.

"The field trip helped me learn a lot about the printing process, and opened my eyes up to more possibilities for my capstone project," he said.

The Graphic Design Capstone class serves as a culmination of everything the seniors have learned throughout their time in the Graphic Design Internship Program. They are spending the semester creating their very own campaign display from the logo to a brand being used in various promotional materials. The visit to Northern Ohio Printing served as a source of inspiration for the seniors to see the kinds of options open to them when working with a full-service print shop. Mr. Chmielewski generously offered to print materials for the seniors' projects.

Pictured above, left to right: Mr. Chmielewski and seniors Eric Filakosky, Jacob Thomason, and Halle Frimel.