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"Paste-Up Worker"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Arrange and mount typeset material and illustrations into pasteup for printing reproduction, based on artist's or editor's layout.

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

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Paste-Up Worker"

1) Measures and marks board according to layout to indicate position of artwork, typeset copy, page edges, folds, and colors.

2) Cuts typeset copy and artwork to size, applies adhesive, and aligns artwork and typeset copy on board, following position marks.

 

3) Compares measurements, using ruler and proportion wheel, to determine proportions needed to make reduced or enlarged photographic prints for pasteup.

4) Operates electronic plotter to draw artwork positions on pasteup.

5) Applies masking film to artwork layout space on overlay to create clear space on negative for subsequent addition of artwork.

 

6) Makes negatives or prints of artwork, using photographic equipment, to prepare artwork for pasteup.

7) Covers photographs and artwork with tissue or tracing paper for protection.

8) Writes specifications on tracing paper to provide information for other workers.

9) Draws functional and decorative borders around layout, using marking and measuring instruments.

10) Removes excess adhesive from board, using scissors, artist's knife, and drafting instruments.

11) Indicates crop marks and enlargement or reduction measurements on photographs with grease pencil to facilitate processing.

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12) Operates phototypesetter to prepare typeset copy for pasteup.

13) Tapes transparent plastic overlay to board and positions and applies copy to plastic.

14) Measures artwork and layout space of artwork on pasteup.

Job Description for "Paste-Up Worker" continued here...

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


"Paste-Up Worker"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-5022.02


 

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