LPL Appren­tice­ship Pro­gram

The LPL appren­tice­ship pro­gram pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with a knowl­edge of hand­press print­ing pro­ce­dures and processes. Par­tic­i­pants must meet progress through the cur­ricu­lum require­ments to gain priv­i­leges in the lab­o­ra­tory, as spec­i­fied below. Note: The “Slug” (or begin­ner) level indi­cates require­ments to be com­pleted before a par­tic­i­pant can do ANY work in the lab.

Slug

Devil

Mon­key

Bear

Printer

Train­ing to advance

TTU Chem­i­cal Hygiene Plan Training*

TTU Haz­ard Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Training*

TTU Safety Aware­ness Training*

TTU Lab Safety Training*

LPL Lab Safety Quiz (Moodle)

Quiz 1, Ori­en­ta­tion (Moodle)

Quiz 2, Dis­tri­b­u­tion (Moodle)

Quiz 3, Basic Print­ing (Moodle)

Quiz 4, Typog­ra­phy (Moodle)

Quiz 5, Com­po­si­tion (Moodle)

Quiz 6, Impo­si­tion (Moodle)

Quiz 7, Paper (Moodle)

Quiz 8, Inter­me­di­ate Print­ing (Moodle)

Quiz 9, Advanced Print­ing (Moodle)

Port­fo­lio and Jury


Lab time required at level


Slug


Devil


Monkey


Bear


Printer

1**

20

40

60

5/​sem***


Priv­i­leges gained at level****


Slug


Devil


Monkey


Bear


Printer

Dis­trib­ute type

Han­dle paper at press

Ink type

Clean up ink

Com­pose

Impose

Design

Mak­eready

Press­work

Press main­te­nance

Give tours and demonstrations

Super­vise apprentices

Work with­out super­vi­sion in the LPL

* Sub­mit cer­tifi­cates on this site.
** Safety ori­en­ta­tion
*** To main­tain priv­i­leges
**** Addi­tional inter-​level train­ing is required for some activ­i­ties — for exam­ple, you must com­plete Quiz 2 on Dis­tri­b­u­tion before dis­trib­ut­ing type.

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