Examine and repair engraved printing plates.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Plate Gaugers do?
Examines and repairs engraved printing plates, using plate gauge, cement, and tissue paper: Visually examines plates for defects, such as scratches, broken corners, or broken type. Measures plates to verify specified printing height of type-face, line-engraving, half-tone, and color printing areas. Builds up low spots on plate, using tissue paper and cement. Records type of defect on back of plate and routes plate to repair room.
Should I be a Plate Gauger?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Also known as:
Cartridge Gauger, Firing-Pin Gauger, Loading-Unit Plate Filler, Plate Filler
How to become a Plate Gauger
Most Plate Gaugers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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