Security printer - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Security 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 Security printer earn

A Security printer earns between $1.303 and $3.674 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.907 and a median salary of $1.724 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 107 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Security printer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.907 22.879 477 9
1º Quartile 1.303 15.641 326 6
Median Salary 1.724 20.688 431 8
3º Quartile 2.802 33.621 700 13
Higher Salary 3.674 44.085 918 17

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 Security printer

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Security printer the most in the job market

    • printing material for other uses
    • printing material for advertising use
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • prepress services
    • continuous form manufacturing
    • manufacture of sheets and corrugated cardboard packaging
    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • graphic finishing services
    • retailer of newspapers and magazines
    • specialized retailer of computer equipment and supplies

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