Digital printers use machines and software to control the production of print-based media for commercial print manufacturing sites and instant print shops.
Personal requirements of a Digital Printer
- enjoy technical activities
- good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to carry out detailed work
- aptitude for mechanical work
- aptitude for working with computers
- able to work as part of a team.
Duties & Tasks of a Digital Printer
Digital printers may perform the following tasks:
- perform manual and automatic set up of digital print machines
- advise on products and services
- receive and process electronic documents
- develop basic design concepts
- load paper into feeding mechanisms
- manage and monitor the order and execution of files in a printer's job queue
- operate die-cutting machines
- undertake vinyl application, laminating, finishing and mounting
- perform general administration duties and maintenance (such as maintaining order and query logs, cleaning and repairing equipment, and changing supplies)
- keep production records.