(Posted on 18/11/15)

EFIA UK Ltd is happy to announce its support for the 3rd worldwide PrintSkills contest which is now open. Schools will be invited to compete in both design and print, using print simulators over the Cloud.

The finalists and their coaches will receive an all-expenses paid trip to decide the winner in a live competition at Drupa 2016. 

The PrintSkills contest is sponsored by PIA (Printing Industries of America), EFIA (European Flexographic Industry Association), PTAC (Print Technology Association of China) and the screen manufacturer Elo Touch Solutions, Sinapse Print Simulators. Contest registration is free and is open through December 2015 (www.sinapseprint.com).

Flexo joins the Sheetfed Party!

For the first time flexo technology will become a competition process in addition to sheetfed.  The contest will use Sinapse Print simulators for Sheefed (6 colour process) and Flexo (8 colour) to assess problem solving skills.  The Cloud versions of these simulators will be available for practice, problem solving and competition rounds.  Practice problems will include those used in recent WorldSkills competitions.

Contestants can use the simulators in any of a dozen languages and the Sinapse multi-lingual learning management allows the results between all contestants to be easily compared and posted regularly on the competition website.  In each round, contestants will practice with simulators to solve Flexo and Sheetfed problems.

Production and Design Jobs

Each team will also submit individual print job designs each for sheetfed and flexo.  The winning designs (judges from PIA – US, RMIT – Australia) will be incorporated into the simulator to be used in the final rounds of the contest.

Each competing centre will form a team of students with 1 coach to compete in 4 rounds.  The designer of the best poster, the designer of the best package, the print finalists and their respective coaches will all win an expense-paid trip to the world’s most prestigious print fair where the ‘live’ final will be held.  The winning school gets a two year connection to the simulators of their choice.  All participants will be listed on the contest website and receive official certificates or achievement.

Visit www.sinapseprint.com to find out more and register for the contest.

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