202 Printing Technology

Painotekniikka lajivastaava Kimmo K. Koskinen ja varavastaava Juhani K. Anttila Tredusta.
Kimmo K. Koskinen and Juhani K. Anttila from Tredu.

General description

The competition is based on the requirements of the printing technology study programme within the vocational qualification in publishing and printing. Assessment focuses on the requirements of working life, entrepreneurship, customer service, work ability, ergonomics, internationalism and the principles of sustainable development.

The competition tasks are based on the requirements of the ”Excellent” (K3) grade of the printing technology study programme within the vocational qualification in publishing and printing. The competition tasks have been designed in close cooperation with the world of work and are based on its requirements.

Skill requirements

The competition covers various tasks related to printing and post-press finishing. The competitors must know how to prepare and operate sheet-fed offset press machinery and post-press finishing machinery. The competitor must be able to manage files and print using digital press methods.

The competitor is able to consider the various requirements related to quality, print work and materials. The competitor also knows how to observe occupational safety regulations.

 

Competition task structure and the main task module contents

In all competition tasks, the competitor must follow work safety instructions and ergonomic practices as well as operate economically and in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

Phones must be turned off during the competition. The competitors are not allowed to take the competition materials outside the competition venue.

The performance order is randomized.

Offset printing

The competition task is to print a two-colour work with the Heidelberg Printmaster 52/2 printing machine. The work includes setting up the printing machines and production run as well as cleaning the machine, quality assessment and ink blending.

The total time for the tasks is 3.5 hours.

Print finishing

The competition task is to perform various finishing tasks with finishing machines. The tasks include trimming and cutting with a flatbed cutting plotter. The sheet cutter does not need to be programmed.

The total time for the tasks is 1.5 hours.

Digital printing

The competition task is to print work with a digital printing machine according to models instructions provided. The tasks may include material editing, stripping and variable data.

The total time for the tasks is 2.5 hours.

Printing

The competition task is to print, cut and finish various products such as ad decals and a roll-up banner.

The tasks include changing the roll material in the printer, configuring printing settings, finishing the printouts, construction, and transferring them onto products.

The total time for the tasks is 2 hours.

Screen printing

The competition task is to print products such as a shirt or a bag using the screen printing method. The task may include editing the material and preparing a stencil.

The total time for the tasks is 2 hours.

Running the printing machine

The competition task is to perform various tasks related to running the printing machine.

The tasks may include measuring drawsheets, replacing bearings, measuring/adjusting rollers, recognizing machine parts, recognizing printing materials etc.

The total time for the tasks is 30 minutes.

Entrepreneurship

The competition task is to digitally calculate the material and printing cost for the printed work.

The total time for the tasks is 30 minutes.