If there was any assignment were we really worked with the understanding behind Graphic Production, then it was the Burning Man project.
During this project we learned about the technical details behind printing a document. What is a pre-flight, what technical decisions does one take when printing a magazine. There are many things to be considered, and not just while printing. Throughout the entire project, or document, you have to decide upon many things.
In the project there is a deeper explanation as to what technical aspects lie behind the understanding of a graphic production. Read all about it.