Set type according to copy; operate press to print job order; and read proof for errors and clarity of impression, and correct imperfections. Job printers are often found in small establishments where work combines several job skills.
- Examine proofs or printed sheets in order to detect errors and to evaluate the adequacy of impression clarity.
- Fill ink fountains and move levers to adjust the flow of ink.
- Set feed guides according to sizes and thicknesses of paper.
- Operate cylinder or automatic platen presses to print job orders.
- Clean ink rollers after runs are completed.
- Position forms (type in locked chases) on beds of presses; then tighten clamps, using wrenches.
- Lay forms on proof presses; then ink type, fasten paper to press rollers, and pull rollers over forms to make proof copies.
- Design and set up product compositions and page layouts.
- Reset type to correct typographical errors.
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