Plastic printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Plastic 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 Plastic printer earn

A Plastic printer earns between $1.282 and $4.214 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.969 and a median salary of $1.655 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 1.220 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Plastic printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.969 23.625 492 9
1º Quartile 1.282 15.386 321 6
Median Salary 1.655 19.855 414 8
3º Quartile 3.214 38.569 804 15
Higher Salary 4.214 50.573 1.054 20

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 Plastic printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Plastic printer the most in the job market

    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • temporary labor lease
    • printing material for advertising use
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • printing material for other uses
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • paper packaging manufacturing
    • specialized wholesaler in other intermediate products
    • prepress services

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