Set up and produce basic digital print

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 ICPPR384A, 'Set up and produce basic digital print'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Set up and produce basic digital print' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Check components and functions of a digital print system

1.1. All areas of user replaceable consumables are checked and replacements made

1.2. Substrate feeding mechanisms and transport units are checked and cleared of any misfeeds

1.3. Correct set-up for data and electrical power is completed

1.4. Shutdown and restart procedures are performed according to manufacturer's specifications

1.5. Print driver and/or job download software are correctly installed and set-up on workstation computer and/or digital front-end processor

2. Maintain digital printing system to maximise productivity and quality

2.1. Routine maintenance tasks are performed according to manufacturer's specifications

2.2. Substrate transport and inking systems are cleaned to ensure optimum productivity and quality

2.3. Temperature and humidity conditions are checked to ensure even flow of substrate

2.4. Substrate registration mechanisms are checked to ensure alignment of printed images

2.5. Ink density calibration is performed on a digital print system to meet job specifications

2.6. Basic maintenance solutions to minimise ink residue, substrate misfeed, paper particle dust, uncalibrated systems and ink coverage are implemented

3. Maintain and perform optimum substrate handling procedures

3.1. A paper handling and storage system for a digital print environment are developed that maintains substrate integrity and digital image quality

3.2. Machine status is checked, print counters and consumable levels are reviewed and time estimated for reordering, servicing and reporting purpose

4. Confirm job specifications

4.1. Print job specifications are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system

4.2. Availability of all job components is checked according to enterprise procedures

4.3. Finishing requirements of job are checked and internal workflow and/or outsource arrangements are coordinated according to enterprise procedures

4.4. Run time of job is calculated and completion time is estimated, allowing consideration for other production demands

5. Set up reel system

5.1. Unwind reel is adjusted according to job specifications

5.2. Rewind reel is set up and adjusted according to job specifications

5.3. Minor in-line processes are set up and adjusted according to job specifications

6. Set up sheet transportation system on sheet-fed machine

6.1. Substrate is loaded into correct feeding mechanism and all substrate properties are correctly specified in the user control interface

6.2. Adjustments to the delivery unit are identified and made using the user control interface according to job specifications

6.3. On-line finishing unit is adjusted using the user control interface according to job specifications

7. Use RIP or front-end processor to set up job

7.1. Electronic data files are located and retrieved according to job specifications

7.2. RIP or front-end processor parameters are set according to job specifications

7.3. Preview or preflight check of electronic data files is performed to verify correct job set-up according to job specifications

7.4. Basic troubleshooting methods are applied to identify and rectify unverified data files, file errors and job requirement inconsistencies according to manufacturer's specifications

8. Submit data files to a digital print machine

8.1. Job priority is determined according to job specifications and production schedules

8.2. Data file is submitted to print and image quality and machine productivity checks are performed

9. Produce digital proof and run digital print job

9.1. A proof run is conducted to confirm proof conforms to job specifications and/or for client approval if required

9.2. Entire print run is conducted according to job specifications ensuring that machine productivity and quality are monitored and rectified throughout the duration of the print job

10. Coordinate and/or perform document finishing and client delivery

10.1. Steps required for document finishing are identified if not performed on in-line finishing units on a reel or sheet-fed system according to job specifications

10.2. Finished print work is packaged in a manner to prevent damage and to conform to delivery requirements according to job specifications


Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR384A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30210 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP20110 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
  • ICP20510 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
  • ICP20310 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)
  • ICP50110 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Production)
  • ICP20210 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing)
  • ICP31010 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
  • ICP30410 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)
  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)