Poster printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Poster 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 Poster printer earn

A Poster 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 Poster 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 Poster printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Poster 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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