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Flexographic Press Operation, Narrow Web New

20-204-5 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Get into the job market quickly with these skills. You’ll learn how to prepare job orders and how to operate a flexographic printing press. You’ll print multiple narrow web projects according to customer specifications. Your training will also include color theory, measurement and matching. In addition, you’ll learn strategies for establishing a successful career in the industry.


Course Title
Course Number
Package and Label Introduction
Introduces students to flexographic printing. It focuses on job planning skills such as die and package layouts and job order preparation. The content is presented through lecture, lab activities and field trips.
Employability Strategies
Designed to ease the student's transition from school to the world of work. The strategies of getting a job and the interpersonal skills needed in keeping it are emphasized. Topics include the job search, employment correspondence, application for employment and job interviewing. These topics are enhanced by mock interviews, individualized job search planning and employment advising, and presentations from human resource personnel.
Color Theory
Introduces the subtractive (CMYK) and additive (RGB) color theories and shows students how their perception of color is affected by light, ink, paper and press mechanics. Also presented is information on color measurement and matching, proofing and reproduction limitations.
Flexo Press Operations 1
Introduces students to the basic principles and practices of flexographic press operation. Narrow web, wide web and corrugated press techniques will be covered. Students are required to flexographically print various designs to customer specifications. Pressroom record keeping will be discussed.


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