Seven students from Pine River-Backus High School got a hands-on lesson in using Adobe software and a UV printer during a recent visit to Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Each student brought an original design idea for printing on 3-dimensional objects, such as a cutout wooden letter, box covers, wood slabs and business cards. All the students were excited to try the gloss feature that gives the design a clear embossed texture. Decals were also printed on a Roland VersaCaMM VS300i.
A few months ago, Central Lakes College, working with Tech Mobile, brought in the two UV printers, two vinyl printer/cutters and two laser etchers. Each of the machines will travel to local high schools to expand high school student’s knowledge of the process used for specialty printing in the graphic design industry for each piece of equipment.
Similar hands-on learning events are planned for other area high schools in the near future as well.