- 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.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for printer is £19,520
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 732. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for printer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £19,520 per year. That is about £1,627 per month or £10.01 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,309, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,384
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 732 people are employed in the region.