CPCCSG3004 - Print digital signs

    Unit code: CPCCSG3004 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce finished signs from print ready digital files, using printers and their associated software. Signs can be printed on to a range of substrates, including paper, vinyl, glass, fabric and aluminium composite, using a range of printing technology and equipment. They may also be laminated for protection.  The unit supports sign manufacturers using industry-recognised software and printing equipment to produce signs that are displayed for commercial, advertising, informative and promotional purposes. Digitally printed signs can be used to produce banners, illuminated signs, billboards, panels and vehicle graphics.


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    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and must print three different signs from digital files on each of the following media: aluminium composite; paper; vinyl.

    At least one sign must be produced using a flatbed printer and one sign using a roll to roll digital printer.
    Laminate one of the finished signs, selecting laminate for the printed substrate according to type of printed media and job requirements and safely and effectively undertaking laminating processes.

    In doing the above work, the person must:

    • handle and use uncompressed file formats correctly in the digital printing process;
    • apply digital colour management principles when using software and output media;
    • correctly handle media used in the digital printing process;
    • select and set up appropriate printers for the task and conduct routine maintenance appropriate to the printer;
    • identify printing and laminating defects and rectify faults to ensure job requirements are met, and;
    • operate raster image processor (RIP) software in the printing process.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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