Offset machine printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Offset 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 Offset machine printer earn

A Offset machine printer earns between $1.304 and $5.857 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.552 and a median salary of $2.186 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 4.107 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Offset machine printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.552 30.627 638 12
1º Quartile 1.304 15.643 326 6
Median Salary 2.186 26.232 547 10
3º Quartile 4.467 53.605 1.117 21
Higher Salary 5.857 70.288 1.464 27

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 Offset machine printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Offset machine printer the most in the job market

    • printing material for other uses
    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • printing material for advertising use
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products
    • paper packaging manufacturing
    • manufacture of cardboard and cardboard packaging
    • temporary labor lease
    • prepress services
    • metallic packaging manufacturing
    • graphic finishing services

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