Prepare stencil using photographic capillary method

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare the work area

1.1. Work area is made clean and functional prior to the commencement of work

1.2. All equipment is inspected to ensure it is functional and where necessary, appropriate remedial action is taken prior to the commencement of work

1.3. Chemicals are prepared, if necessary, according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

2. Prepare the screen

2.1. Screen is selected according to job specifications

2.2. Chemicals are applied and removed according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

3. Select and process capillary film

3.1. Capillary film is selected according to requirements for ink type, print resolution, substrate and machine type with minimisation of waste

3.2. Capillary film is cut to size according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's specifications with minimisation of waste

3.3. Capillary film is mounted on screen according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

3.4. Screen is dried according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications and enterprise procedures

3.5. Backing sheet is removed according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

4. Process material

4.1. Screen is placed in vacuum frame with positive positioned according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications and job specifications

4.2. Exposure is calculated and stencil exposed according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

4.3. Light source is positioned according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

4.4. Exposed screen is removed from vacuum frame according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

4.5. Exposed screen is washed out according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

5. Dry stencil

5.1. Processed stencil is dried according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

5.2. Backing sheet is carefully removed and stencil checked for full adhesion

6. Block out screen

6.1. Stencil is inspected for flaws, scum and/orientation

6.2. Non-image areas of prepared screen are blocked out with filler suitable for ink type and according to job specifications

6.3. Pinholes are spotted out with suitable filler and faulty/damaged images are retouched and taped according to ink type and job specifications

7. Store screen

7.1. Prepared screen is labelled according to enterprise specifications

7.2. Prepared screen is stored in a clean, dry environment according to manufacturer's/supplier's specifications

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPSP337C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30610 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)