WorldSkills selection gets under way

The three participants in the German Print Media Technology Competition

Graduates compete to take part in Abu Dhabi printing contest

Germany    Germany’s print industry has picked its

representative at the WorldSkills printing competition, being held in Abu Dhabi on 14-19 October next year.

Three newly graduated printers vied for the role at a preliminary selection round on 23-24 November 2016.

Florian Kraus from AZ Druck und Datentechnik in Kempten won, with Andreas Will from the same company and Jan Jungwirth from Engelhardt Etikett in Nördlingen as runners-up.

The German contest was held in the Print Media Center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).

Participants were given two hours to produce a print  job revealed to them during the competition. The jury scored them on their approach to colour blending, the total time needed, and the quality of the printed product. The jobs were printed on a Speedmaster SX 52 five-color press with coating unit.

Heidelberg is a founding member of WorldSkills Germany and is sponsoring the national Print Media Technology Competition for the seventh time. Heidelberg will also be providing the equipment for the contest in Abu Dhabi: three Speedmaster SX 52s – two four-colour and one two-colour – plus a Versafire CV digital printing system and a Polar cutting machine.

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