Offset Press Technician (Press Below 26 Inches): Prepares and operates medium offset printing press (up to 26") to print single and multicolor copy. Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock specifications, colors, and special printing instructions.
Makes adjustment to printing height to achieve pressure required for printing. Measures paper thickness and adjusts according to thickness of paper stock. Fills ink and fountains and adjusts controls to regulate flow of ink and dampening solution to plate cylinder. Starts press, examines printed copy for ink density, position on paper, and registration, and makes adjustments to press throughout production run to maintain specific registration and color density. Removes and cleans plate and cylinders. May apply packing sheets to blanket cylinder to build up blanket thickness to diameter of plate cylinder. May load paper into feeder or install rolls of paper, make adjustments to feeder and delivery mechanisms, and unload printed material from delivery mechanism. May lead, give directions to, and monitor work of Assistant Press Operator. Performs daily maintenance of equipment. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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