Print Finisher

Print Finishers bind books and other publications, and finish printed products by hand or machine.

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    Overview

    Print Finishers bind books and other publications, and finish printed products by hand or machine.

    Day-to-day

    • sets up and supervises the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
    • binds full, half and limp-bound books, and repairs bindings
    • folds, collates and sews signatures by machine and hand
    • operates paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming, and programmes electronically-operated units
    • operates systems to insert printed material into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
    • embellishes printed products automatically and manually.

    To become a Print Finisher

    • You can work as a Print Finisher 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.

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