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Printers set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper and other printing presses.
Tasks include -
(a) setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions;
(b) mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs;
(c) monitoring, evaluating and determining press to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions;
(d) producing a variety of printed products using digital, relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems;
(e) preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses;
(f) loading paper into feeding mechanisms;
(g) monitoring machine operations and quality of printing;
(h) maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning machines;
(i) producing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Block printer
- Digital press operator
- Feeder operator (printing)
- Flexographic press operator
- Gravure press operator
- Large sheet-fed press operator
- Screen printer
- Screen printing press operator
- Small press operator
- Textile printer
- Web press operator

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