Machine Minder, Rotary Printing

Rotary Operator, Printing

The tasks a Machineman, Rotary Printing is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating the rotary printing machine that prints on the continuous roll of paper by means of stereotype plates locked in a revolving cylinder

Filling the ink fountains and regulating the flow of ink on the inking rollers

Locking the printing plates in position on the cylinders

Supervising the loading of paper rolls on the machine

Threading the paper through the machine guides and rollers

Adjusting the rollers and the paper folding and cutting mechanism

Checking the legibility and uniformity of printing

Checking the printed copies at regular intervals and ensuring that the printing, folding and cutting proceed correctly

Stopping the press when the required number of copies have been printed, and removing the plates

Knowledge of re-threading the paper if the web breaks

Well-versed in keeping a record of production

Knowledge of making a trial run

Proficient in cleaning and oiling the machine

Knowledge of cleaning the inking rollers and oiling the machine

Well-versed in regulating the speed and making adjustments as necessary

Proficient in restarting the press and running it to full speed

Knowledge of filing and grinding the cutting blades

Knowledge of loading the supply rolls of paper in the press at the beginning and during the run

Knowledge of doing minor repairs

Diligent and hardworking


Ability to work in a factory environment

Ability to follow instructions

Problem-solving attitude

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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 are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to printing inks, noise, laser light, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorders, the repetitious motion of arms, skin allergies, burns, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

For candidates with 2 years of experience and above - INR 7,000 to INR 9,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Market Trend 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 INR 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 and helped modernize it, 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 a heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business. Today Indian printers are 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 an annual rate of 17 percent, commercial printing at a rate of 10-12 percent and digital printing at a 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 companies across India

Local printers across India

Towns and cities across India