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"Electrotyper and Stereotyper"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Fabricate and finish electrotype and stereotype printing plates.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Electrotyper and Stereotyper"

1) Cuts and pastes pieces of paper-felt or cardboard in nonprinting areas of wood-fiber mat to prevent collapse during casting.

2) Operates proof press to obtain proof of plate reproduction and registration.

 

3) Examines plate to detect imperfect formation of lines, type, and halftone dots, using magnifier.

4) Sprays plastic mold with silver solution and immerses mold in plating tank.

5) Trims mat, using trimming machine, by aligning notches of mat with pins on trimming machine.

 

6) Aligns and notches mats of color series with key color mat, using matching machine with monocolor magnifier attachment.

7) Removes excess metal from edges, back, and nonprinting surface areas of plate, using power shear, milling machines, or routing machine.

8) Pours metal into casting box or plated mold by hand to produce electrotype or stereotype printing plates.

9) Drills matching holes in series of mounted color stereotype plates to be duplicated.

10) Forms mold of composed type, using plastic sheet-molding or wood-fiber mat, and hydraulic press.

11) Corrects defects on plate, using engraver's hand tools, punches, and hammers.

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12) Inserts pins in base to register stereotype plates to key plate for mat molding.

13) Mounts finished plates on wood or metal blocks for flatbed presses, using hammer, nails, or bonding press.

14) Curves plates for cylinder presses, using plate-curving machine.

 

15) Operates automatic casting machine to produce electrotype or stereotype printing plates.

Job Description for "Electrotyper and Stereotyper" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Electrotyper and Stereotyper"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-5022.10


 

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