Determine colour shades


Determine and use the correct colour to be applied to a surface, according to requirements, by using instruments and software.

Alternative labels

define colour shades
utilise colour shades
determine shade of colour
determine shades of colour
apply colour shades
employ colour shades
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select colour shades
choose colour shades

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Determine colour shades is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Flexographic press operator: Flexographic press operators use flexographic relief plate to print on almost any material. The relief plate is inked and pressed onto the material to be printed.
Gravure press operator: Gravure press operators work with gravure presses, where the image is engraved directly on a roll. They set up the press and monitor it during the operation, taking care of safety and resolving problems.
Screen printer: Screen printers tend a press that presses ink through a screen. Industrial screen printing is often used to print on materials that are hard to use with other processes, like rigid plastic surfaces.

Optional skill

Determine colour shades is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Transport equipment painter: Transport equipment painters use painting machines and hand tools to coat individual parts and to paint the surface of all types of transport equipment such as cars, buses, boats, aircraft, motorcycles and railway cars. They prepare the surface of the pieces for the paint and apply the coaat. Transport equipment painters can perform industrial painting or individual customisation. They may also remove or repair painting errors such as scratches.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022