Produce basic flexographic printed product

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICPPR214C, 'Produce basic flexographic printed product'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Maintain routine operation of reel system (OR Element 2)

1.1. Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system

1.2. Set up is carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage

1.3. Prior inspections are completed and signed off

2. Maintain routine operation of sheet system (OR Element 1)

2.1. Plate height and relief are measured

2.2. Plates are trimmed and prepared according to mounting system requirements

2.3. Mounting adhesive is selected to achieve correct PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) of specified plate cylinders and gears

3. Maintain basic flexographic printing process

3.1. Plate cylinders/seamless sleeves are selected, cleaned and prepared and correct gears are mounted

3.2. Sleeves and correct gears on mandrels are selected, cleaned, prepared and mounted to meet routine job specifications

3.3. TIR (Total Indicated Runout) is checked to be within specified tolerances on plate cylinders

3.4. Selected mounting adhesive is applied to plate cylinders

4. Maintain routine production process

4.1. Plates are prepared and mounted on cylinders using pin mount or microdot systems or sleeves according to chart number/print direction OR

4.2. Plate mounting sheet is prepared to meet routine job specifications AND

4.3. Plates are mounted to position on plate mounting sheet or camera targets AND

4.4. Plate mounting sheet is installed and tensioned onto plate cylinder to specified chart number/print direction

4.5. Plates are proofed and each plate cylinder is checked for register

4.6. Flexographic plates are trimmed and taped down according to printing press requirements

5. Identify and rectify faults

5.1. Problem in flexographic machine operation is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures

5.2. Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator's skill level

5.3. Flexographic machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation

5.4. Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures

6. Conduct shutdown of production process

6.1. Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures

6.2. Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements

6.3. Reels and cores are removed from press if web-fed

6.4. Unused ink is drained back to containers and correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications and enterprise procedures

6.5. Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory requirements and enterprise procedures

6.6. All product is removed from operating area

7. Clean and wash up printing machine at end of print run

7.1. Cylinders or sleeves, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run

7.2. Inking rollers and doctor blades or chamber blade systems are cleaned with correct solvents according to OHS guidelines

7.3. Ink pumps, tanks and hoses are cleaned correctly

7.4. Impression rollers/central impression and press rollers are cleaned

7.5. In-line printing/converting/binding/finishing units are cleaned ready for next run

7.6. Reel or sheet-feed transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run

7.7. Press is lubricated and protected according to duration of shutdown

7.8. Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR214C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP20110 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)