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The tasks a Printer, Photographic is expected to perform include:
Printing and developing black and white photographs by contact-printing method in dark room
Examining negative for contrast, and selecting appropriate photographic printing paper of suitable grade according to degree of contrast in negative
Positioning negative and printing paper in contact printing frame, fastening down edges
Exposing negative and paper to light for carefully timed period, according to density of negative
Unfastening printing frame after exposure and removing exposed printing paper from frame
Developing exposed prints in series of timed chemical and water baths
Knowledge of contact-printing method
Familiar with the process of developing photographs
Familiar with arranging lights to compensate for variations of light and shade in negative
Knowledge of washing and drying developed prints, and trimming finished ones
Knowledge of applying glossy finish to prints by heated metal press
Familiar with printing colour photographs using colour-filters, when processing colour prints, or by other methods such as projection or reproduction process, and be designated as Printer, Colour Film
Well-versed with operating contact printing machine to produce photographic prints in large numbers
Diligent and hardworking
Eye for detail
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local 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 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, exposed to chemicals, etc.
Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorders, repetitious motion of arms, skin allergy, burns, etc.
For fresher - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month
For candidates with 2 yearsof 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 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 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.
Photo labs across India
Towns and cities across India