Roto Gravure Press Operator

Pressman, Roto Gravure

Roto Gravure Operator

Minimum 10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Pressman, Roto Gravure is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating rotary-type press to print illustrative and other subject matter on continuous roll of paper from photo-engraved plates or cylinders upon which printing matter is etched below surface

Installing engraved copper printing cylinder in press, using hand tools

Threading paper through machine guides and rollers and adjusting rollers and paper folding and cutting mechanism

Setting focus of electronic scanners on guide line of paper (for multi-colour printing) to automatically control colour registration

Setting and adjusting scraper blade to remove excess of ink from surface of plate or cylinder

Inspecting printed copies at regular intervals and adjusting press as required to produce printed matter to specifications

Directing workers in feeding and unloading press, replenishing ink supply in fountains, cleaning equipment and other press operations

Knowledge of cleaning inking rollers and oiling the machine

Well-versed in filling ink fountains and regulating flow of ink

Proficient in maintaining prescribed records of production

Knowledge of stopping press when required number of copies have been printed and removing plates or cylinders from machine

Proficient in making trial run, checking legibility and uniformity of printing on paper

Knowledge of filing and grinding scraping and cutting blades

Diligent and hardworking


Ability to follow instructions

Accuracy in work

Ability to work in a factory environment

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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

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

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

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2 yearsof experience and above - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Market Trend of 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 companies across India

Local printers across India

Towns and cities across India