ISCO 08 Code 7322      Printers

Printers set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper and other small offset printing presses.

Tasks include

  • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions;
  • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs;
  • monitoring, evaluating and determining press to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions;
  • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems;
  • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses;
  • loading paper into feeding mechanisms;
  • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing;
  • maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning machines;
  • producing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images.

Included occupations

  • 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
  • Web press operator

(NCvB; Mei 2010)