Eager to learn new things and understand how things really work I wanted to see how printed materials are made.
Whilst studying at college and trying to best prepare myself for my future career I decided to organise myself some work experience in a printing company.
I worked in the printing and finishing department at Kay for 2 weeks exploring all stages of the printing process.
Under strict guidance I was allowed to undertake basic operations on their impressive state of the art Heidelberg 4 colour machines. Exposing, changing and aligning printing plates as well as maintenance work such as cleaning and refilling the colour trays all fell under my role.
This internship taught me a lot about the hard labour that goes into manufacturing a printed product and what limitations I should be aware of when designing.