Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.
Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers
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- operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
- using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
- operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
- operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output
- carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
- evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality
- preparing and exposing carbon tissue for laying on cylinders by transfer method, and developing images
- Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Cert II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
- Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
- Cert IV in Printing & Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
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