Digital printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Digital 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 Digital printer earn

A Digital printer earns between $1.163 and $3.520 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.775 and a median salary of $1.613 according to an Averwage.com 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 2.932 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Digital printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.775 21.301 444 8
1º Quartile 1.163 13.954 291 5
Median Salary 1.613 19.361 403 7
3º Quartile 2.684 32.214 671 12
Higher Salary 3.520 42.240 880 16


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 Digital printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Digital printer the most in the job market

    • printing material for advertising use
    • printing material for other uses
    • photocopies
    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • manufacture of letters, signs and signs of any material
    • retailer of other products
    • stationery retail trade
    • wholesale of office and stationery supplies
    • temporary labor lease
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products




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