Developer, Automatic (Photofinishing)
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The tasks a Developer, Automatic (Photofinishing) is expected to perform include:
Tending the machine that develops sheets, strips, or continuous roll of film preparatory to printing
Pulling the film through trapdoor into darkroom
Striping the paper backing from film and attaching identifying the label
Feeling the edges of film to detect tears and repairs film, using stapler
Reading work order or feeling film for size or notches to determine type of process and developing time required
Positioning racks of film on machine chain links according to developing time required through machine preparatory to processing
Activating machine that automatically transports film through series of chemical baths to develop, fix, harden, bleach, and wash film
Listening for sounds that indicate machine malfunctioning and notifying supervisor or maintenance personnel when repairs are needed
Knowledge of operating the machine
Proficient in using films
Ability to place the films on machines
Knowledge of chemical
Proficient in maintaining the machine like cleaning, oiling, minor repairs, etc.
Knowledge of running test strip through machine for inspection by supervisor and adding chemicals to or adjust machine
Knowledge of equipment that develops, fixes image, and dries x-ray plates
Diligent and hardworking
Eye for detail
Ability to follow instructions
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is 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 institution to institution
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, 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.
Printing companies across India
Local printers across India
Towns and cities across India
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Indian Institute of Photography Foundation
Institute of Printing Technology
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