Rotogravure printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Rotogravure 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 Rotogravure printer earn

A Rotogravure 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 Rotogravure 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 Rotogravure printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Rotogravure 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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