Label printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Label 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 Label printer earn

A Label 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 Label 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 Label printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Label 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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