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Details for Job Printers


Description

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.

Tasks

  • 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.

Interests

Education, Training, Experience

Knowledge

Skills

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