Ferro Printer

Ammonia Printer

Minimum 10th pass with ITI certificate in relevant category

At least 2 years of experience in the relevant field

The tasks a Blue Printer is expected to perform include:

Preparing prints of drawings and sketches on sensitized paper (blue printing paper) using printing frames or machines

Turning printing frame to get glass side facing ground

Placing original drawing or sketch on glass of printing frame to serve as original and spreading sensitive paper (special type of blue printing paper) over it

Knowledge of closing door of printing frame tightly using paper sheets and felt strips

Proficient in pushing trolley frame (in which printing frame is fitted) to sun light and tilting printing frame to bring glass surface to face sun light and tightening it there

Adept at exposing frame to sun light for fixed period as directed depending on season and type of sensitive paper used

Well-versed in removing exposed paper from frame and developing it in fixing bath (developer)

Proficient in washing fixed or printed paper (blue print) in water and drying it in shade or in hot chamber

Knowledge of placing role of sensitive paper and original together, exposing for specified period and feeding back original every time as it comes out of delivery

Knowledge of developing exposed sensitized paper with fumes of liquid ammonia either separately in special chamber or in second chamber of automatic printing machine if provided

Knowledge of preparing sensitive paper with special chemical solution

Knowledge of cleaning and oiling printing trolley and frame

Follow instructions

Good observation skills


Ability to focus for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling maybe a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to printing inks, cutters, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorders, repetitious motion of arms, cuts, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,200 to INR 10,200 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 11,200 to INR 20,200 per month

(*This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of the Printing Sector in India

The Indian Printing Industry, growing at a rate of 12% per annum, comprises more than 250,000 big, small and medium printers. The current annual turnover of the industry is more than 50,000 crores (USD 11 Billion).

The industry has undergone a revolutionary change in the last 15 years. In 1990, India initiated a process of reforms aimed at shedding protectionism and embracing liberalization of the economy. Privatization was initiated with the aim of integrating the Indian economy with the world economy. This change opened the doors for the Indian Print Industry to modernize, by investing in the latest of technology and machinery.

In recent years, the printing industry in India has seen record levels of growth, owing to liberalized regimes, globalization and progress in automation. The industry has grown leaps and bounds due to the latest technology and machinery, quality standards and production capacities.

The printing industry in India is slowly progressing from the heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business. The Indian printers are today equipped with the latest computer controlled printing machines and flow lines for binding, while state-of-the-art digital technologies are used in pre-press. UV digital printing and inkjet technology are also on the rise in India. The advent of global brands, rising consumerism and growth of the pharmaceutical industry have seen an increase in the scope for package printing. Giving an optimistic outlook of the industry, the package printing sector is growing at the annual rate of 17 percent, commercial printing at a rate of 10-12 percent and digital printing at robust 30 percent.

The digital printing industry is seeing significant transformations with new technologies & applications providing cost-effective and customized solutions. For the foreseeable future, offset and digital will not only co-exist, but will also complement each other- with offset taking the medium-to-longer jobs and digital performing on short-to-medium run lengths. The booming Indian economy, increasing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors are bound to offer growth opportunities to the industry.

Printing press across India

Printing solution providers across India

Town and cities across India