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Machine Printer

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A machine printer sets up and operates different types of printing machines or ‘presses’. They watch over the presses while they are running and sort out any problems that come up, for example a paper jam or colour imperfections in the printed item.

The Work

There are different types of printing techniques, including offset litho, flexography, gravure and digital, but you would usually work on one particular type of machine. You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

A qualified machine printer can earn around £16,000 a year. An experienced machine printer can earn around up to £30,000 a year or more, depending on size of the employer and level of experience.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1357
2.5 %
FALL
2024
1324
  United Kingdom
2019
32187
1 %
FALL
2024
31865

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)
Tel: 01676 526 030
E-mail: hello@bpif.org.uk
Website: http://www.britishprint.com/
Twitter: @BPIF

Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing
E-mail: info@ip3.org.uk
Website: http://www.ip3.org.uk

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