Digital Printing is a method for printing on paper, photo paper, canvas, fabric, or vinyl.

This class is packed full of printing projects since the instructor believes students learn better when they are having fun. If you want to create a design, whether it’s in Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, and print it, then this class is for you. 

You will enjoy this project-based class where you start off creating your own business card. Soon you move on to decals, labels, movie posters, Christmas cards, and graduation announcements.

Students participate in live work assignments dealing with businesses in the community. They compete annually for the winning logo for the Barbecue and Blues event. A committee chooses the winning design to be used on posters and shirts.

One of the class favorites is screen printing. You will learn how to  

  • coat the screen,  
  • burn an image (one for each color used in the design),  
  • develop the image,  
  • tape the screens,  
  • and pull the ink through to show the final product.  

You can print your image on t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants. In fact, the class will design and print their own class shirts along with class shirts for other classes.  

digital printing teacher at Central Tech showing a student how to cut paper


With wide format printers, you will find out how to print on poster paper, banner material, and vinyl up to 54” wide and several feet long.  

Did you know printers order large sheets of paper that must be cut down to various sizes depending on the project? You will learn stock cutting formulas and diagrams to get the greatest number of cuts with the least amount of waste.   

You will learn types of paper and weights of paper which will aid you in printing manuals and multipage books. The bookbinding process teaches you how to fasten the pages together either with spiral binding, wire stitching, or gluing the spine.  




Digital Printing and Imaging Communications (DPIC) are everywhere.

Documents, brochures, books, magazines, decals, labels, and signs utilize creative techniques in an effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media. To accomplish this, designers use a variety of methods such as:

  • Color
  • Type
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Various Print & Layout Techniques

Instruction and hands-on activities focus on:

  • Graphic Imaging
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Proofing & Printing Principles
  • Digital Photography
  • Image Capture
  • Scanning Black & White, Color
  • Image Editing
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Photo Software & Digital Images
  • Application of Vinyl Graphics
  • Vinyl Signage & Screen Printing

Areas of Study

  • Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • Safety
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Professional Development
  • Keyboarding
  • Proofing Principles
  • Digital Photography
  • Image Capture
  • Scanning Black & White, Color
  • Image Editing
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Portfolio Development
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Digital Photography/Photo Software
  • Photo Software & Digital Images
  • Screen Printing
  • Vinyl Signage
  • Portfolio Development – Print

Potential Career Path

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Want to make your own shirts? In our Printing class, designing and printing t-shirts is one of the many things you learn. #centraltechedu #centraltechPrinting ...

THROWBACK THURSDAY 2019 - After 41 years of teaching, Danny Hoggatt's office proudly displays photos of former printing students... and the collection is still growing! #centraltechPrinting ...

Celebrating 50 Years in 50 Words - "In 1978, after seven years of industry experience, I returned to my alma mater, Central Tech, as the printing instructor. Tech is my life…always trying to make a difference in students’ lives for 41 years. This is the best CareerTech in Oklahoma. I LOVE this school with all my Heart!" - Danny Hoggatt, 1978, Digital Printing & Imaging Communications Instructor #centraltechPrinting ...

Celebrating 50 Years in 50 Words - "Having taken all the classes at my high school, I took Offset Printing in 1981-82 with Danny Hoggatt and Kenneth Woodcock. Thanks to that training, I got a great job and put myself through college to become a teacher. Central Tech will always hold a special place in my heart." - Regina Foster, Teacher, OSU Institute of Technology #centraltechPrinting ...

Celebrating 50 Years in 50 Words - "I graduated from the Offset Printing program at Drumright Central Tech in 1985. Of my entire educational experience, CT was the most valuable. Along with learning a trade, I was shown work ethic, responsibility, and pride in oneself. I will forever be grateful to CT, and my instructor Danny Hoggatt!" - Lisa Holmes Kreps, Supply Distribution Manager, OSU Medical Center #centraltechPrinting ...


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  • Students: Adult & High School
  • Campus: Drumright Only
  • Times: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day

DPIC student printing a shirt

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