Flat machine printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Flat machine 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 Flat machine printer earn

A Flat machine 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 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 1.146 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Flat machine 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 Flat machine printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Flat machine 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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