• Print Production Technology


    This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and execute commercial and industrial print products using mechanical, electronic and digital graphic and printing equipment.

    Students learn page layout, offset lithographic presswork and bindery as well as flexography, screen printing, and digital printing. Emphasis is on typographical layout and design using computer graphics, offset preparation and operation, paper cutting, ink and color preparation, screen printing production, digital printing, engraving, and use of industry standard software. Also included in the course are cost/inventory control, job planning, troubleshooting, repair of equipment, and estimating.


    Page layout and preflight for printing

    Use of Adobe Creative Suite

    Use of Fiery Command Workstation and Rasterlink software

    Offset lithographic platemaking and printing

    Flexographic platemaking and printing

    Sheet-fed and wide-format digital printing

    Screen preparation, printing, and reclamation

    Laser engraving

    Various bindery methods and equipment

    Customer service

    Job planning, estimating, and invoicing

    Job Opportunities:

    Press operator or press assistant

    Bindery worker

    Prepress Technician

    Customer Service Representative for print industry

    Screen printer

    Business owner

    Materials handler

    Production worker

    Certifications Offered:

    OSHA10 for General Industry/Manufacturing

    Certified Screen Printer through the ASPA

    FIRST Flexographic Pressman Level 1 through the FTA

    Industrial Powered Lift Equipment (forklift) Operator