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작업 설명

Ever think about how newspapers, magazines, and books get made? Probably not. But the process is actually pretty interesting and requires the skill of modern Printing Press Operators!

These behind-the-scenes printing pros are responsible for setting up and operating the versatile, high-tech presses used in the mass production of today’s printed media. This includes offset printing for newspapers, magazines, and books; digital printing for limited-run and on-demand books; and letterpresses for fine art prints and stationery.

Printing Press Operators need a keen eye for detail, excellent mechanical skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems on the fly. Without their efforts, we wouldn’t have most of the printed materials we use and take for granted!

경력의 보람있는 측면
  • Bringing printed materials to life
  • Contributing to the production of publications and marketing materials
  • Opportunities to work with advanced printing technologies
  • Collaborating with creative and technical professionals
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직무 책임

근무 일정

  • Printing Press Operators work full-time in print shops, publishing houses, or manufacturing facilities. Schedules may include nights, weekends, and overtime to meet production deadlines.

일반적인 의무

  • Review job orders. Ensure sufficient ink and paper stock are available to meet print quantity requests
  • Collaborate with prepress and post-press departments
  • Mix ink and fill ink fountains, as needed
  • Prepare presses for production runs. Install printing plates, rollers, and other components
  • Verify that workplace humidity and temperature are optimized to prevent common printing issues and ensure a smooth production process
  • Load paper stock, adjust feed and tension controls, and input job settings
  • Download/scan digital files using production software. Adjust print elements
  • Operate auxiliary equipment (for cutting, folding, laminating pages, etc.)
  • Review preliminary samples of printed materials (i.e., “proofs”) to confirm proper ink coverage and alignment. Make adjustments, as needed
  • Monitor digital, offset, or letterpress machines
  • Troubleshoot and fix mechanical issues
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance and cleaning
  • Supervise staff, as directed

추가 책임

  • Monitor inventory levels and reorder supplies
  • Maintain production records. Archive media for future reference
  • Manage job scheduling and tracking
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow safety protocols
  • Stay up-to-date on technical manuals and new technologies
직업에 필요한 기술

소프트 스킬

  • 분석
  • 세부 사항에주의
  • 의사소통 기술
  • 창조성
  • 손 재주
  • Good vision and color vision
  • 독립의
  • 기계적 적성
  • Observation
  • 조직
  • 끈기
  • 계획
  • 문제 해결
  • 체력
  • 팀워크
  • 시간 관리
  • 시각화

기술 능력

  • Knowledge of different printing presses (digital, offset, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, and gravure machines) and paper cutters
  • Desktop publishing programs (Adobe Acrobat, Xerox FreeFlow)
  • 엔터프라이즈 자원 계획
  • 산업용 제어 소프트웨어
  • 재고 관리
  • 프로젝트 관리
  • Computer-to-plate (CTP) systems
  • Digital workflows
  • Graphics software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Understanding of prepress and post-press processes
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues. Safe use of cleaning supplies, machine lubricants, and various hand tools
  • Familiarity with color theory and ink properties
  • Proficiency in using printing software
  • Knowledge of paper types and print substrates
다양한 유형의 조직
  • Print shops
  • Publishing houses
  • 광고 대행사
  • 제조 회사
  • Packaging companies
기대와 희생

Printing Press Operators are hired to produce high-quality printed materials by deadlines. This requires precision, keen attention to detail, and sometimes long hours to meet production schedules!

They must master a variety of printing techniques and technologies while ensuring each print run is consistent and free of errors. Precision is crucial since even tiny mistakes can lead to serious cost overages if a run has to be reprinted. However, time management is also critical due to tight turnaround times. As a result, they might have to work nights and weekends to hit their targets and keep customers happy.

Printing press operators need plenty of stamina because they have to stand for extended periods, lift heavy materials, and perform repetitive tasks. Adhering to safety protocols is essential to prevent injuries and ensure a safe working environment.

현재 동향

The printing industry is rapidly embracing digital printing technologies that enable faster turnaround and more customization options. Eco-friendly practices are also a growing trend in the printing world, with companies using recycled materials and water-based inks to minimize environmental impact.

Yet another trend is the automation and computerization of many printing processes, reducing the need for manual intervention, boosting efficiency, and improving overall productivity. The unfortunate side effect is that it decreases the number of Printing Press Operators needed in the future.

Simultaneously, print materials are becoming less popular as consumers increasingly turn to digital resources. Still, there’s a growing market for print-on-demand materials as well as customized high-end packaging that requires advanced printers. 

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Printing Press Operators may have been fascinated with how things work from an early age. They likely enjoyed working with their hands, building or fixing things, and had an interest in technology and mechanical devices.  

교육 및 훈련 필요
  • Printing Press Operators need at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Some complete vocational training or an associate degree in graphic communications or a related field. Common course subjects include:
  1. Color theory
  2. Computer-to-plate (CTP) systems
  3. Digital workflows
  4. Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  5. 그래픽 디자인
  6. Mechanical maintenance
  7. Paper and ink properties
  8. Prepress operations
  9. Print finishing and binding
  10. Printing technology
  11. Safety protocols
  • Some employers provide full on-the-job training or apprenticeship opportunities. Relevant apprenticeship titles may include:
  1. Assistant Press Operator
  2. Embossing-Press Operator
  3. Job Printer
  4. Lithograph Press Operator
  5. Offset-Press Operator
  • 선택적 인증 프로그램에는 다음이 포함됩니다.
  1. Flexographic Technical Association -

          1. Implementation Specialist Certification    

          2. PrePress Operator Certification

          3. Press Operator Certification

          4. In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association - Certified Graphics Communications Manager

대학에서 찾아야 할 것들
  • Printing Press Operators don’t need a four-year degree but can benefit from certificate and associate degree courses related to printing technology, graphic communications, or related fields.
  • Look for programs with well-equipped, modernized presses where you can get practical hands-on experience.
  • Ideally, programs should have seasoned faculty members and opportunities for internships or cooperative learning with local employers.
  • Consider the cost of tuition, discounts, and local scholarship opportunities (in addition to federal aid). 
고등학교와 대학에서해야 할 일
  • Take vocational courses in printing technology as soon as possible. Consider getting a certificate or associate degree
  • Sign up for classes in graphic design, computer science, and mechanical engineering
  • Gain experience through part-time jobs or internships in print shops
  • Join groups or online forums related to printing. Study books, online articles, and video tutorials about printing technologies
  • 이력서 작성을 시작하고 업무 경험을 배우고 쌓으면서 이력서에 추가하세요.
  • 채용 공고를 미리 검토하여 평균 요구 사항이 무엇인지 확인하십시오.
  • Request to do an informational interview with working Printing Press Operators. Try to speak with operators of different types of equipment. Ask if you can shadow them at work for a day
  • 향후 구직 참고자료가 될 수 있는 연락처 목록(이메일 주소 또는 전화번호 포함)을 작성하세요.
  • Build a portfolio of projects to showcase your skills as you can gain practical experience 
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1차 직장에 도착하는 방법
  • Check out job portals such as Indeed, Simply Hired, Glassdoor, and Craigslist
  • Look for apprenticeships and printing assistant jobs to get your foot in the door
  • Ask working Printing Press Operators for job-seeking tips
  • 학교의 커리어 센터에 채용 담당자 및 취업 박람회와 연결하는 데 도움을 요청하십시오.
  • 잠재적 인 추천인에게 미리 물어보고 추천하거나 추천서를 작성하는지 확인하십시오.
  • Check out online Printing Press Operator resume templates and review potential job interview questions
  • Brush up on terminology and news about the field before heading into interviews. Be ready to discuss your insights about trends and advancements
  • Know how to dress for a job interview!
사다리를 오르는 법
  • Be diligent about catching errors, doing preventative maintenance, and meeting production deadlines
  • Ask your supervisor how you can boost your knowledge and skills to serve the company better
  • Study manufacturer and software guides. Be the go-to expert on the programs (such as those in Adobe Creative Suite) and printing machines you use
  • Knock out specialized certifications related to new methods and technologies. The Flexographic Technical Association offers certifications like PrePress Operator Certification and Press 
    Operator Certification which can be handy!
  • Demonstrate that you can work independently and effectively supervise teams
  • Train new workers patiently and thoroughly
  • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment to avoid mishaps and hazards
  • Write “how-to” articles to establish yourself as an industry leader
  • Branch out into different types of printing methods to expand your horizons
  • Consider relocating if needed to advance your career! The states with the highest concentration of relevant jobs are Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, and Illinois
권장 도구/리소스


  • Pocket Pal: A Graphic Arts Production Handbook, by Frank Romano
  • Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud, by Claudia McCue
  • The Print Handbook, by The Print Handbook Co.
계획 B

Printing Press Operators are vital in the printing industry, but job growth in this field may be limited as consumers switch from printed to digital materials. It’s still a viable career option, but if you’re curious about other occupations, check out our list below!

  • Bindery Worker
  • Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operator
  • Digital Press Operator
  • 그래픽 디자이너
  • Milling and Planing Machine Operator
  • Multiple Machine Tool Setter
  • Packaging Technician
  • Paper Goods Machine Setter
  • Photographic Process Worker
  • Prepress Technician
  • Production Planner
  • Quality Control Inspector

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