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  • 1) Sets up and operates horizontal or vertical process camera to photograph illustrations and printed material and produce film used in preparation of lithographic printing plates: Mounts material to be photographed on copyboard of camera, and adjusts camera settings to enlarge or reduce size of copy to be reproduced.

  • 2) Selects and places screen over high contrast film in camera to reproduce image with dot pattern for halftone printing.

  • 3) Places color filters between lens and film to produce four-color separations.

  • 4) Performs exposure tests to determine line, halftone, and color reproduction exposure lengths for various photographic factors, such as type of camera, screens, films, and light intensity.

  • 5) Measures degrees of darkness of continuous tone images to be photographed, using densitometer, and enters readings into exposure control system of process camera to set exposure time for halftone images.

  • 6) Adjusts lens and copyboard for reduction or enlargement of copy and focus, adjusts lights, and exposes high contrast film for predetermined period of time.

  • 7) Places film in automatic film processor that develops, fixes, washes, and dries film.

  • 8) May immerse film in series of chemical baths to develop image on film and hang film on rack to dry for manual method of processing film.

  • 9) May measure original layouts and determine proportions needed to make reduced or enlarged photographic prints for pasteup.




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DOT:   972.382-014

Job Number: 7406