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Job Description: 
Printers set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper and other printing presses.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
  • (b) mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
  • (c) monitoring, evaluating and determining press to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
  • (d) producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
  • (e) preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
  • (f) loading paper into feeding mechanisms
  • (g) monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
  • (h) maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning machines
  • (i) producing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
Block printer
Digital press operator
Feeder operator (printing)
Flexographic press operator
Gravure press operator
Large sheet-fed press operator
Screen printer
Screen printing press operator
Small press oper

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