Rotary printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Rotary 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 Rotary printer earn

A Rotary printer earns between $1.200 and $4.419 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.997 and a median salary of $1.673 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 1.440 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Rotary printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.997 23.961 499 9
1º Quartile 1.200 14.398 300 6
Median Salary 1.673 20.076 418 8
3º Quartile 3.370 40.438 842 16
Higher Salary 4.419 53.023 1.105 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 Rotary printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Rotary printer the most in the job market

    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • temporary labor lease
    • printing material for other uses
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • general building material retail trade
    • wholesale of machinery and equipment for industrial use
    • packing and packaging under contract
    • newspaper printing
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products

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