Operating a multi-color web offset press in a competitive and high-tech environment requires superior knowledge and skills. Certification by the National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications signifies a comprehensive knowledge of the press production process. By passing this examination you will become one of a small group of certified press operators in the printing industry. Since the National Council’s founding in 1995 less than 1,000 sheetfed and web offset press operators have attained this status. Certification reinforces your high level of knowledge to your employer and its customers. Further, it helps customers trust your company’s ability to deliver on its commitments. Finally, the presence of certified operators underscores that our industry is staffed by world-class technical professionals, the equal of other countries and manufacturing industries.
This Guide will help you to prepare for the Offset Press Operator’s Multi-Color Certification Examination. By achieving certification, you will take a step to advance your career and be confident that your knowledge compares with the industry’s most expert press operators.