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"Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up or set up and operate direct relief letterpresses, either sheet or roll (web) fed, to produce single or multicolor printed material, such as newspapers, books, and periodicals.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operator"

1) Directs and monitors activities of apprentices and feeding or stacking workers.

2) Dismantles and reassembles printing unit or parts, using hand tools, to repair, clean, maintain, or adjust press.

3) Operates specially-equipped presses and auxiliary equipment, such as cutting, folding, numbering, and pasting devices.

4) Reads work orders and job specifications to select ink and paper stock.

5) Record and maintain production logsheet.

6) Inspects printed materials for irregularities such as off-level areas, variations in ink volume, register slippage, and poor color register.

7) Moves controls to set or adjust ink flow, tension rollers, paper guides, and feed controls.

8) Positions and installs printing plates, cylinder packing, die, and type forms in press, according to specifications, using hand tools.

9) Loads, positions, and adjusts unprinted materials on holding fixtures or in feeding mechanism of press.

 

 

11) Mixes colors or inks and fills reservoirs.

12) Monitors feeding and printing operations to maintain specified operating levels and detect malfunctions.


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



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-5023.03