Profession scanning operator
Scanning operators tend scanners. They feed print materials into the machine and set controls on the machine or on a controlling computer to obtain the highest resolution scan.
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- Artistic / Investigative
- Realistic / Conventional
- Printing techniques
The techniques and processes to reproduce text and images using a master form or template such as letterpress printing, gravure, and laser printing.
The process of reproducing, reprinting, or copying graphic material especially by mechanical or electronic means such as photography or xerography.
- Imaging techniques
The principles, advantages, and disadvantages of various diagnostic and interventional imaging methods.
- Prepare documents for scanning
Prepare documents for scanning by determining logical breaks and unitization of hard copy documents and assembling and reassembling these afterwards.
- Create digital images
Create and process two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital images depicting animated objects or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modelling programs.
- Set scanner controls
Use a mouse, keyboard or other controls to set up the scanner precisely.
- Calibrate electronic instruments
Correct and adjust the reliability of an electronic instrument by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results. This is done in regular intervals which are set by the manufacturer and using calibration devices.
- Follow safety precautions in printing
Apply safety and health principles, policies and institutional regulations of working in printing production. Protect oneself and others against such hazards as chemicals used in printing, invasive allergens, heat, and disease causing agents.
- Produce scanned images
Produce scanned images that satisfy different categories and are free of potential defects.
- Create digital files
Create digital files in the computer system after quality checking printing or scanned documents for malfunctions.
- Handle scanning material safely
Load and handle the material to be scanned safely and make sure that the scanning equipment is clean.
- Check for flaws in scanned material
Check for colour consistency and possible flaws in the scanned material.
- Write calibration report
Report on the instrument calibration measurements and results. A calibration report includes the objectives and approach of the test, descriptions of tested instruments or products, test procedures, and test results.
- Operate scanner
Set up and operate scanner equipment and its hard- and software.