Binder, Finisher and Screen Printer

Print Finishers and Screen Printers bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven and hand-operated screen print equipment.

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$1020 per week
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    Overview

    Print Finishers and Screen Printers bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven and hand-operated screen print equipment.

    Day-to-day

    • setting up and supervising the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
    • binding full, half and limp-bound books, and repairing bindings
    • folding, collating and sewing signatures by machine and hand
    • operating paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming, and programming electronically operated units
    • operating systems to insert printed material into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
    • embellishing printed products automatically and manually
    • operating photographic and electronic reproduction devices
    • preparing stencils using computer and hand-cut methods
    • selecting, mixing and matching coloured inks and loading into screen printing presses
    • loading printed items into drying racks, and unloading and stacking dry items.

    To become a Binder, Finisher and Screen Printer

    • You can work as a Binder, Finisher or Screen Printer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in print manufacturing or printing and graphic arts is usually required. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

      Take a Certificate III in Printing

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      SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

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