Machine Printer

Tend machines that print decorative designs on harvest hats.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Printers do?

Tends machine that prints decorative designs on harvest hats in hat manufacturing establishment: Places specified printing roller in machine holding device and turns setscrew to align roller and machine register marks. Pours specified paint into machine reservoirs. Pushes button or pulls lever to start machine. Removes hat from rack and places hat on machine ram. Depresses pedal to raise hat against printing rollers to print design on hat. Releases pedal to lower machine ram and removes hat. Observes printed design for imperfections and places hat on rack to dry or auto oven conveyor.


Should I be a Machine Printer?

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

  • Also known as: Design Printing Machine Setter, Indentification Printing Machine Setter, Sign Writer, Machine See More

    How to become a Machine Printer

    Machine Printers 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 Machine Printer-related education!
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