Author: H. Naik Dharavath (University of Wisconsin–Stout)
Graphic communications technology is a generic label that utilizes several techniques by which words, graphics, and designs are produced on paper, fabric, and metal or other suitable substrates with the use of inks or pigments. These techniques are also known as “graphic arts,” or printing. In the United States, graphic communications has evolved into a major industry and has become more efficient through new technologies. Printing Industries of America (PIA) reports that the graphic communications industry is the third largest industry, employing over 1.2 million people in more than 46,000 establishments and selling over $160 billion of products to print product users (PIA, 2002).
Keywords: curriculum|desktop publishing|graphic communications|printing|visual communication
How to Cite: Dharavath, H. N. (2003) “Importance of Technical Competencies in the Graphic Communications Technology Curriculum as Perceived by the Graphic Communications Industry and Educators”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. 19(2).