Imprint | Competition for printers

Test project

The goal of the competition is to evaluate ability to print through dierent printing methods, maintainance of printing machinery, mixing printing colors and post processing.

Schedule for participants:

Tuesday, 26 November

  • 15.00 – 17.00 Introducing test projects and machinery

Wednesday, 27. November

  • 09.30 – 10.00 Gathering of participants, snacks
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Opening ceremony
  • 10.30 – 13.00 The participants can fulll their tasks according to the schedule
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.00 The participants can fulll their tasks
  • 14.00 – 18.00 according to the schedule

Thursday, 28. November

  • 08.30 – 09.00 Gathering of participants, snacks
  • 09.00 – 13.00 The participants can fulll their tasks according to the schedule
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 17.00 The participants can fulll their tasks according to the schedule
  • 18.00 – Finishing the second day with a social event

Friday, 29. November

  • 09.00 – 11.00 Evaluation
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Closing ceremony and competition summary

Competitors must have knowledge about

Digital printing

  • printing from the given design file on a digital printing machine
  • knowledge of imposing, ability to work with a digital printing machine and configuring RIP

Oset printing

  • adjusting the offset printing machine to print with 2+1 colours, printing the work according to quality requirements
  • knowledge of quality criteria and usage of adequate measuring devices

Mixing of SPOT colours and maintainance of printing machine

  • knowledge and skills of mixing SPOT colours
  • skills of assessing and estimating colours to achieve the needed SPOT colour quantity
  • knowledge to evaluate the condition of rollers and backing

Cutting of the printing paper

  • skills to use the cutter to cut printed material according to given measurements

Equipment

  • Xerox Versant 2100, EFI Fiery RIP with Command Workstation
  • Offset printing machine Heidelberg GTO 52-1; GTO 52-2
  • Cutter Polar 92
  • X-Rite densitometer, loupe, microscope
  • weighing machine

Criterias

  • In printing on the digital printing machine the evaluation criteria are:
  • imposing according to the type of production
  • adjusting RIP
  • preparing paper
  • producing within the given time limit
  • In printing on the oset printing machine the evaluation criteria are:
  • colour registration
  • density
  • producing within the given time limit
  • paper expanditure
  • In mixing spot colours the jury evaluates skills of assessing and estimating colours to achieve the needed spot colour quantity and the dierentia of Delta E
  • skills to use the cutter to cut given printed material according to measurements within the time limit.