This program trains individuals to become printing technicians.
These technicians work using various printing processes: duplicator, multicolour offset printing machine and multicolor flexographic printer press. They perform tasks related to industrial print production, including: performing production set-up; ensuring quality of plates, paper, ink and chemicals; optimizing production; guillotining and binding. Printing technicians can work as forepersons or production managers.
Information technologies are an integral part of a printing technician’s job. They must configure remote control systems, process information, interpret data and adjust printing parameters.
Printing technicians can work alone or as part of a team under the supervision of senior technicians. They must constantly interact with customers as well as with employees from the customer service or graphic design department. Communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team are therefore essential in this profession.
Qualities and aptitudes required
A desire for scientific and technical accuracy, a sense of aesthetics
Ability to concentrate, remain focused and deal with stress as well as keen observational skills
A concern for quality, detail and precision
Organizational skills and the ability to work either alone or as part of a team