Flexographic printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Flexographic 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 Flexographic printer earn

A Flexographic printer earns between $1.345 and $4.566 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.240 and a median salary of $2.022 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 2.504 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Flexographic printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.240 26.875 560 10
1º Quartile 1.345 16.145 336 6
Median Salary 2.022 24.262 505 9
3º Quartile 3.482 41.789 871 16
Higher Salary 4.566 54.795 1.142 21

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 Flexographic printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Flexographic printer the most in the job market

    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • printing material for other uses
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • paper packaging manufacturing
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • manufacture of sheets and corrugated cardboard packaging
    • temporary labor lease
    • prepress services
    • printing material for advertising use
    • stationery retail trade

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