Print Press Operator

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Apr 04, 2021
Apr 04, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

1 skill sets | 10 total skills
Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
Safety and environmental considerations - Knowledge of proper safety for equipment and manufacturing facilities and environmental concerns for the printing industry.
Measurement - Ability to properly measure the substrate and how it will fit in the print machine to maximize efficiency of the print product.
Pre-press fundamentals (layout) - Understand how to set up the machine in a manner that maximizes use of available substrate and readies the equipment to avoid mistakes or problems during printing.
Graphic arts - Understand different mediums and principles of two-dimensional, flat surface, art.
Press components - (Doctor blades, anilox rollers, gears, tooling and Dies) - Understand the important purpose and proper maintenance and safety of print press
Color theory - Understand basic color theory and its impact on the perception of color.
Color software - Knowledge of basic computer programs that can be used to alter the color in a two dimensional object and/or graphically designed piece.
Color measurement and balance - Understand density, dot gain, lab color space, and the proper use of a spectrodensotometer for measuring them.
Postal regulations - Knowledgeable of the current postal costs and size requirements for printing addresses, bar codes, stamps, etc.
Troubleshooting - Training on common problems and solutions as well as training on troubleshooting guidelines and processes.