Domain - Dry Offset

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Level 2

Demonstrate trade knowledge for formed shapes (letterpress/dry offset) printing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23408.

12371 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: use trade terms and vocabulary, calculations, formulas, measuring systems and devices when undertaking formed shapes (letterpress/dry offset) printing; meet requirements for printing bar codes; follow written instructions and complete forms; use reference material to ensure procedures are followed and required standards are met; use instruction marks applicable to the process being undertaken; demonstrate knowledge of halftones, principles of design and layout, plates, and factors contributing to production costs; explain the importance of confidentiality; and demonstrate knowledge of overprint finishes.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Assist machine operator for dry offset printing

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Version 3

19462 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: follow safety requirements for the equipment being used; check documentation and confirm requirements for the job are available; handle and store substrates used in dry offset printing; demonstrate knowledge of plates; demonstrate knowledge of colour and inks; assist with make ready and printing tasks to ensure that job requirements are met; and undertake post press tasks in accordance with workplace practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Level 3

Make ready a press for dry offset single colour printing

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Version 5

12373 Unit Standard 40 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: check documentation, and confirm requirements for the job are available; prepare substrates for printing; confirm plates meet the job requirements; use inks and ink additives to meet the requirements of the job; position and secure plates on the press; pre-set the inking system; load machine, position substrate, and unload safely; and take a print and prepare for production run.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Print single colour work on a dry offset press

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Version 4

12374 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of factors affecting printing standards; print single colour dry offset work; recognise and rectify or report problems; and carry out post press tasks in accordance with workplace practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Wash up a dry offset press

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Version 5

12375 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select the most appropriate solvents for use in wash up procedures; and wash up the press using the selected solvents, and undertake post press tasks in accordance with workplace practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Handle and store substrates used for dry offset printing

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Version 5

12379 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of substrates used in dry offset printing, and handle and store substrates used in dry offset printing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Demonstrate industry knowledge for dry offset printing

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 12371.

23408 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: use trade terms and vocabulary applicable to dry offset printing; use reference material to ensure procedures are followed, and required standards are met; demonstrate understanding of halftones; and to demonstrate knowledge of product bar code printing, the principles of design and layout, plates used in dry offset printing, the factors contributing to production costs, and overprint finishes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Level 4

Carry out advanced maintenance for dry offset equipment

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Version 5

12372 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to adjust the various systems of the dry offset printing press and associated auxiliary equipment used in the workplace to ensure efficient operation, and adjust and calibrate measuring gauges and instruments as available in the workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Undertake advanced pre-make ready for dry offset printing

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Version 5

12376 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: check documentation, and confirm requirements for the job are available; demonstrate knowledge of colour theory and use colour terms; select, mix and match inks; and confirm substrates meet the requirements of the job and press specifications.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Make ready a press for multicolour dry offset printing

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Version 5

12377 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up the register systems for multicolour work; prepare the press ready to take a print; and take a print and prepare for production run.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Print multicolour close register work on a dry offset press

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Version 4

12378 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to print multicolour close register dry offset work including halftones in accordance with workplace practices, and solve problems encountered during the print run.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Make ready and print four or more colour process dry offset work

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Version 4

12380 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: make ready a multicolour dry offset press for four or more colour process work; print four or more colour process work on a multicolour dry offset press; and solve problems encountered during the print run.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 5 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Data as at 18 September 2021