Package and Label Printing
Program Code: 31-204-6
Print Program Overview and Courses
Technical Diploma: 44 Weeks, 32 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
This program offers specialty tracks to help you focus your study in one area. View specialty track options and course lists.
Package & Label Printing (Flexography, Flexo) is one of the major printing processes in use today. Flexo printing is a thriving industry in the Fox River Valley and offers an abundant array of career opportunities. Flexo is the process used for printing on almost any type of substrate (material), including plastics, metallic films, cellophanes, corrugated and numerous varieties of paper. It is widely used for printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging.
The field of flexography is quite diversified, covering many distinct job titles. Some of the more common jobs include wide and narrow web press operation; corrugated press operation; platemaking; electronic prepress; mounting and proofing; inks and coatings; customer service; and technical sales.
The Package & Label Printing Technical Diploma program is a competency-based technical course of study. The program is divided into 8-week blocks and is offered year-round with entry points at the start of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The skills and knowledge you acquire through actual hands-on shop work include an orientation to flexography, electronic prepress, platemaking, prepress operation, mechanical press components, presswork, inks, substrates, and specific applications.
It will take you approximately 900-hours to master the competencies that are identified for successful completion of the occupational portion of the program.
Program/Plan Admission Requirements
The Package and Label Printing program graduate will be able to:
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- Use computer technology to design and prepare artwork for flexographic printing applications.
- Produce printing plates for flexographic print production.
- Mount and proof printing plates for flexographic print production.
- Safely and efficiently set up, run and clean wide web, narrow web and corrugated flexographic printing presses.
- Complete job tickets and production documents.
- Use current technologies to formulate and color match ink.
- Work effectively to complete individual and team assignments in diverse groups.
- Demonstrate the ability to meet schedules, deadlines and timetables.
- Demonstrate a responsible and dependable attitude.
- Appleton Campus - D.J. Bordini Center Package and Label Printing Technologies Labs
For additional information, call or e-mail Elaine Meyer at (920) 735-4755.
For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.