Print finishing or binding worker
- Sets up and supervises automatic binding and finishing machine.
- Repairs worn book bindings.
- Embosses lettering or decoration on cover by hand or machine.
- Cuts board and cloth for book cover and spine.
- Trims head, tail and fore-edge of book and gilds and marbles page edges as necessary.
- Compresses sewn book in nipping machine to expel air and reduce swelling caused by sewing.
- Folds, collates and sews printed sheets by hand or machine.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 27% 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 print finishing or binding worker is £19,403
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 284. 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 print finishing or binding worker roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £19,403 per year. That is about £1,617 per month or £9.95 per hour. New workers generally start on £11,381, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,500
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, 284 people are employed in the region.