Print Technologist

Printing Technician

Minimum ? Diploma in Printing Technology or Bachelor?s in Printing Technology

Not required

The tasks a Printing Technologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting new research to develop better and economical printing processes

Evolving the processes of letter press printing, off-set printing (lithography), gravure printing (reserve of letter printing) and screen printing,to serve different printing purposes or specific ones

Utilizing electronic and magnetic devices in printing processes

Developing rapid and accurate methods of composing matter

Supervise printing processes in printing press

Knowledge of composing, electrotyping, stereo typing, photo composition, photo engraving and oil-type composition

Familiar with using different links, papers and machines

Proficient in the use of existing and new technologies in printing

Skilled in troubleshooting machines

Knowledge of research methods

Will be updated


Analytical bend of mind

Attention to detail


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Migh need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 16,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Printing Industry in India

As per the employment news released by the Government of India, print media is one of the most flourishing sectors of the country. There are thousands of quality printing houses in major metros in India. In 2012, the value of the Indian print industry amounted to224.1 billion Indian rupees and by 2018 it is expected to be around 347 billion.

Currently the printing industry in India provides direct employment to more than 700,000 people and indirect employment to over 450,000 people.

Considering all this, it can be stated that the printing industry in India will grow in the coming years and therefore so the job profile of a Printing Technologist will also have a lot of demand in the future.

Research institutes

Printing press owners

Advertising agencies

Government departments

Banks and private publication houses

Cities and towns across India