Print Finishing and Binding Workers

Print finishing and binding workers bind books and other publications and finish printed items by hand or machine.


New workers
£ 10,692
£ 20,269
£ 31,002

Available jobs

In the past year there were 13,000 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Sets up and supervises automatic binding and finishing machine.

  • Repairs worn book bindings.

  • Embosses lettering or decoration on cover by hand or machine.

  • Cuts board and cloth for book cover and spine.

  • Trims head, tail and fore-edge of book and gilds and marbles page edges as necessary.

  • Compresses sewn book in nipping machine to expel air and reduce swelling caused by sewing.

  • Folds, collates and sews printed sheets by hand or machine.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Print Finishing Systems

  • Machinery

  • Housekeeping

  • Development Environment

  • Warehousing

  • Production Management

  • Automation

  • Digital Printing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Palletizing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Enthusiasm

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • Teaching

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.