Duties and tasks

  • Setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
  • Mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
  • Monitoring, evaluating and determining press to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
  • Producing a variety of printed products using digital, relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
  • Preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
  • Loading paper into feeding mechanisms
  • Monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
  • Maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning machines
  • Producing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images

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