Who is this suitable for
This award concentrates on the make ready and running of a multi-unit lithographic printing machine. It covers colour control, colour sequences as well as the identification and remedies of print faults. As all printers are required to be able to maintain their press, the candidate will learn about maintenance procedures such as planned preventative maintenance and the replacement of component parts. The operation of accelerated ink drying systems is included along with the preparation of inks and coatings.
There are four mandatory units:
- Control sheet-fed multi-unit lithographic printing machines
- Maintain printing equipment in working order
- Control ink drying equipment
- Prepare inks and coatings
Duration: 6-12 months
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