Printers set up and operate various small offset printing presses and digital printing processes.


New workers
£ 11,664
£ 26,781
£ 39,726

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,389 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?

  • Keeps production records.

  • Maintains, adjusts, repairs and cleans machine.

  • Produces, transfers and outputs digital print images.

  • Dips wooden pattern block into colour tray and lays different colours on top of, and adjacent to, others to form the required pattern.

  • Operates squeegee by hand or machine to press colour through screen.

  • Pours colour into machine or directly on to screen and positions screen over item.

  • Starts or directs start of printing run and monitors machine to ensure that printing proceeds smoothly.

  • Prints and examines proof copies and adjusts press as necessary.

  • Mixes and loads inks and solvents, loads paper and regulates during print run.

  • Positions form or plate on machine, checks alignments and sets press.

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.

  • Flexography

  • Machinery

  • Screen Printing

  • Printing Press

  • Digital Printing

  • Housekeeping

  • Flexographic Printing Press Operation

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Prepress

  • Environment Health And Safety

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.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Problem Solving

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Quality Control

  • Self-Motivation

  • Time Management

  • Management

  • Organizational Skills

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.