Photolettering Machine Operator

Tend photolettering machines.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Photolettering Machine Operators do?

Tends photolettering machine that photographically prints display type and headings onto film or photographic paper: Secures roll of film or paper in machine magazine. Inserts specified film fonts in machine reel. Turns reel to specified selector mark to position letters to be printed and moves lever to expose specified letter on film or paper. Pushes cutter button to separate finished proofs from roll of film or paper. Removes finished copy from magazine for development.


Should I be a Photolettering Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate 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: Pantograph Machine Operator, Photoengraving Machine Operator/Tender

    How to Become a
    Photolettering Machine Operator

    Most Photolettering Machine Operators have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9daaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2824%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,50
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