This week, American Litho hosted 60 students from the College of DuPage Graphic Design program to give the aspiring designers an inside look at how printed pieces are produced.

“The tour has always been the highlight of the semester,” says College of DuPage Graphic Design Professor Dave Rogers. “Seeing how print professionals work remains the best way for students to understand the nuances of print production. We’re so grateful to American Litho for being such a strong supporter of graphic design education.”

COD Student Tour Alitho Presentation

ALitho print expert Larry McDermott joined with colleagues Frank Arostegui, Karie Vaughn, Dwayne Martinez and Amanda Zaccari to offer a hands-on experience for the students, sharing insights that we regularly present to marketing professionals who attend American Litho University.

“During the tour, we showed students what happens when a designer sends us a project, what it looks like on the press and what these finished materials look like when they are ready to ship,” McDermott says.

Students followed the print process from start to finish, moving from prepress to main areas of the production floor and getting a closer look at completed projects such as direct mail pieces, in-store displays and catalogs.

“We are glad to support the designers of tomorrow and look forward to the exciting concepts they produce as active members of the print workforce,” says American Litho President Mike Fontana.

VIDEO: catch a glimpse of our student tours

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