Printer

Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

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$1132 per week
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    Overview

    Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

    Day-to-day

    • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
    • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
    • monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
    • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
    • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
    • loading paper into feeding mechanisms
    • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
    • undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
    • producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
    • may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines.

    To become a Printer

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