Automatic printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Automatic printer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan services for graphic printing and set up machines for printing. They perform graphic printing services, such as flat and rotary printing, digital printing, flexography, lithography, typography, letterset, chalcography, pad printing, rotograph printing and silkscreen printing. They work following technical and quality, safety, environmental, hygiene and health standards and procedures.

How much does an Automatic printer earn

A Automatic printer earns between $1.217 and $4.161 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.959 and a median salary of $1.700 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.146 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Automatic printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.959 23.505 490 9
1º Quartile 1.217 14.599 304 6
Median Salary 1.700 20.400 425 8
3º Quartile 3.174 38.084 793 15
Higher Salary 4.161 49.937 1.040 19

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • workers in the textile, tanning, clothing and graphic arts industries
      • graphics production workers
        • graphic printing workers

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Main workplaces

Graphic Printing Workers they operate in the segment of editing, printing and reproduction of recordings and in various business activities as salaried employees with a formal contract. They are organized individually under permanent supervision, in a closed environment and in shifts (day/night). They work under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for a long period of time and remain exposed to toxic materials, radiation and intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Graphic Printing Workers

In order to perform these occupations, a completed high school education and a professional qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours are required, given by institutions or schools specialized in the area. The full performance of activities takes up to one year of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Automatic printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

  • print silkscreen;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • print in silkscreen;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • adjust machines for printing;
  • rotogravure print;
  • plan graphic printing services;
  • adjust machines for printing;
  • print safely;
  • print in chalchography and pad printing;
  • print flat and rotating offset;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • print on silkscreen;
  • print rotogravure;
  • planning graphic printing services;
  • print flexo, litho, typography and letterset;
  • screen print (silkscreen);
  • adjusting machines for printing;
  • adjust printing machines;
  • print flexography, lithography, typography and letterset;
  • print on chalkography and pad printing;
  • print flexography, litho, typography and letterset;
  • print fingerprint;
  • adjust the printing machines;

  • Activities

    • control visually or by instrument the tone and registration of the form;
    • adjusting the cylinder case;
    • prepare matrix for printing;
    • take proofs;
    • conserve machines;
    • prepare the bath for cleaning the matrix;
    • manually or automatically adjust the square (side and front stops) of the printer;
    • adjust die wetting;
    • adjust drying oven temperature;
    • manually fix matrix to branch;
    • manually or automatically adjust the registration of printed material;
    • detail-oriented (visual acuity);
    • fix dies on the machine;
    • regular ink cartridge;
    • press the squeegee on the screen to print;
    • control physical and chemical values of wetting solutions;
    • put the printed in the oven;
    • fix dies in the machine;
    • fill ink cartridges;
    • fill machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • visually control the level of wetting solutions;
    • guid the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • mark the mold on the rollers, pressing it into the die;
    • adjust paper size and tension;
    • check compliance (font, image);
    • fill the machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • show self-organization;
    • adjust chip extractor;
    • evaluate the performance of the production team;
    • show initiative;
    • fix relief plate in die cut and crease;
    • manually replace roller and press;
    • adjust ink tint;
    • adjust cylinder temperature and roller pressure;
    • fix screen to crate;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • fix inkers on the machine;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • adjust folder;
    • add ink on canvas;
    • hinge the crate to the printing table;
    • check specifications of materials and tools for printing;
    • recording machine operating conditions and production progress;
    • send file for ripping (digital machine language transformation);
    • program machine;
    • organize workplace;
    • monitor the performance of the production team;
    • mount the die on the machine;
    • clean machines;
    • adjust rails;
    • mark the paper according to the caliper measurements;
    • add auxiliary products to the ink (thinners, dryers);
    • adjust output systems;
    • select print files;
    • put the print cylinders on the machine;
    • adjust the size of printing machine;
    • measure with a ruler the stops according to the specifications;
    • adjust the collet manually;
    • receive files;
    • show motor coordination;
    • adjust rollers;
    • adjusting cylinder pressure;
    • order materials;
    • adjust cylinder pressure;
    • analyze work order;
    • adjust scraper blade pressure and angle;
    • attach the ink reservoir to the machine;
    • prepare the mold for printing;
    • adjust the pressure of the cylinders;
    • attach scraper blade to machine;
    • guide the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • follow safety, environmental and work procedures;

    Sectors that hire Automatic printer the most in the job market

    • printing material for other uses
    • printing material for advertising use
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products
    • prepress services
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • manufacture of sheets and corrugated cardboard packaging
    • retailer of other products
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • stationery retail trade
    • security material printing

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