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GAA Press Operator Certification Program is the first nationally recognized gravure press operator skill certification training course.
Having certified press operators in your organization demonstrates to your customers and employees the level of commitment your company places on insuring excellent manufacturing practices to produce the highest quality printing. The significance you attach to guarantee these manufacturing and quality practices exist in the operation is a definite employee morale booster and it is an excellent method to evaluate, recognize, retain, reward, and advance talent. Certified press operators will help increase quality, reduce press downtime, increase productivity and factor heavily in your efforts to reduce total systems cost in the operation. We believe that is a very powerful sales tool.
There are currently nine modules completed. These initial courses cover:
- Pressroom Safety
- The Impression Roll
- Doctor Blades
- Color Theory for Press Operators
- Pressroom Troubleshooting
- Gravure Press Fingerprinting
- Gravure Press Dryers
We anticipate that certification will provide a distinct competitive advantage to those companies that participate, and we want everyone to have an opportunity to get involved at its inception.
View a short program presentation that summarizes the Operator Certification Program content, training options, and the economics.
For general questions about the Operator Certification Program, or to register, contact Allen Krusenstjerna - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical questions regarding course content, contact Phil Pimlott, GAAmericas Executive Director - email@example.com.
“I have been in the Flexible Packing Field for 25+ years & have been involved in all aspects of the business. I recently was promoted to Printing Manager and completed the course to strengthen my skills and knowledge of gravure printing. The course was both educational and challenging. It was definitely worth the investment of time! I now have a broader understanding of gravure printing & all the technical aspects that are involved in running a gravure printing press. I would highly recommend this course!”
Ronald Kaiser, Sonoco Flexible Packaging
“This course offered a well-balanced amount of information that not only gives new operators a platform to grow on but also refreshes the knowledge of veteran operators. The textbook supplied with the course should be a must-read for gravure operators! In addition to the knowledge acquired, what I appreciated most about the course is that it is self-paced. This allowed me the opportunity to study at my own pace while maintaining my day-to-day work schedule.”
Rick Bennett, Armstrong World Industries
“I thought the course was an excellent way to expand my knowledge of gravure printing. It gave me deeper insight into gravure applications that I have limited experience with & that my company is currently integrating in our process. It was challenging & very educational.”
Shane Wilson, Sonoco Flexible Packaging