Embossing Press Operator

Set up and operate presses to emboss paper stocks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Embossing Press Operators do?

Sets up and operates press to emboss paper stock, such as labels or stationery: Installs and locks embossed plate in chase and locks chase in bed of press. Mixes embossing composition to puttylike consistency, spreads glue on platen, and applies thin pad of composition over glue. Makes impression of embossing to desired depth in composition on platen, trims off excess, and allows composition to harden. Scrapes high spots on counter die to prevent it from puncturing paper. Starts press, sets sheets singly in gauge pins, and embosses them, removing and stacking them as embossed.

Should I be an Embossing Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Embossing Press Operator Apprentice

    How to Become an
    Embossing Press Operator

    Embossing Press Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Embossing Press Operator-related education!
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