Matrix Maker

The tasks a Stereo Matrix Moulder is expected to perform include:

Operating hydraulic or hand press to obtain print impressions on flong (specially prepared thick sheet of paper) for casting printing plates used in rotary printing

Damping flong, placing it on forme, spreading chase or page rubber sheet or extra sheets of thick paper on flong for padding to protect flong from damage on application of pressure from press head

Setting machine and adjusting press head for correct pressure to be applied on flong

Knowledge of starting machine and lowering press head on assembly to impress type into flong

Proficient in stopping machine and releasing pressure from matrix and carefully stripping matrix from chase

Adept at checking surface of matrix for any unevenness in imprint and smoothening surface with blunt wooden blade and trimming edges of matrix with scissors

Well-versed in turning mould face down and filling in hollows on back of mould with pieces of heavy paper or felt to prevent it bending during casting process

Knowledge of applying french chalk powder over entire surface of matrix and cleaning it with fine hand brush

Proficient in delivering prepared matrix to Stereo Type Caster for casting rotary printing plates with it

Adept at cleaning and oiling machine

Knowledge of dressing printing plate (metallic plate cast by pouring molten metal over matrix in casting machine) on routing and cutting machine

Knowledge of casting printing plate

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 is not 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) 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

Will be updated

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