Set up for specialised flexographic printing

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 ICPPRN513, 'Set up for specialised flexographic printing'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm non-routine job specifications

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

1.2 Set up is planned and carried out correctly in minimum time, with minimum wastage

1.3 Availability of all job related components is checked

1.4 Proofed job is checked for conformance with job specifications

2. Select and prepare inks and solvents for non-routine job

2.1 Inks and solvents are selected according to job specifications and end-user requirements

2.2 Quality and suitability of inks and solvents are checked and appropriate action is taken

2.3 Inks and solvents are prepared according to work health and safety (WHS) requirements, and manufacturer’s/supplier’s instructions with suitable precautions to minimise waste

2.4 Correct colour and weight/volume of ink are mixed and viscosities checked and modified according to press requirements and non-routine job specifications

2.5 Ink formula and approved colour draw downs are appropriately recorded

2.6 Inks and solvents are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer’s/supplier’s instructions and relevant hazardous liquids storage regulations

3. Set up machine for specialised flexographic printing

3.1 Flexographic plate cylinders are installed and register adjustments centred


3.2 Sleeves are installed in press and register adjustments made


3.3 Plate mounting sheets are mounted on cylinders in press, and register adjustments made

3.4 Plate cylinders are gauged up or pre-set to impression

3.5 Anilox rollers are selected to suit individual colour and plate reproduction requirements for each unit

3.6 Appropriate ink metering system is selected for each unit

3.7 Inking system is set up and roller nips/blades are set correctly

3.8 Ink circulation is maintained at correct level

3.9 Viscosities are adjusted according to job specifications

3.10 Air volume and drier temperatures are selected to suit inks, substrate, solvents, and according to job specifications

3.11 Air volume is adjusted between colours to maximise drying and minimise air overspill

4. Conduct proof run

4.1 Material to be used for proof is organised correctly

4.2 Press is set up and operated according to WHS guidelines

4.3 Print impressions are set to minimum kiss impression

4.4 Web tensions are correctly set at unwind, between stations and rewind

4.5 Print is checked for register

4.6 Drying is checked as sufficient to key ink to the substrate

4.7 Viscosities are adjusted to obtain the correct colour at proof speed

5. Organise proof inspection and/or testing

5.1 Proof is visually inspected and/or tested or laboratory testing is organised according to enterprise procedures

5.2 Production does not commence without client approval or authority where appropriate

6. Troubleshoot machinery and material problems

6.1 Corrective or preventive action is recommended and implemented where appropriate

6.2 Changes are communicated to relevant personnel in a logical and easily understood manner

6.3 Changes are monitored to confirm improvement to production efficiency