1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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GRAPHIC PRE-PRESS TRADESPERSONS compose and set type and graphics into a format for printing or other visual media.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operating graphic cameras or other photographic equipment to reproduce camera ready copy onto films
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates
  • operating computer screen based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, or other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate or cylinder productions
  • developing film manually or by film processor
  • carrying out chemical proofing from negative or positive film
  • printing proofs and checking them for quality
  • preparing and exposing carbon tissue for laying on cylinders by transfer method, then developing image


This section contains the following subsection :
              4911-11 Graphic Pre-Press Tradesperson
              4911-81 Apprentice Graphic Pre-Press Tradesperson

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