Reproduction Technician

Duplicate printed materials according to customer specifications.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Reproduction Technicians do?

Duplicates printed material on sensitized paper, cloth, or film according to customer specifications, using photographic equipment and handtools: Reads work order and confers with supervisor to determine processes, techniques, equipment, and materials required. Places original on sensitized material in vacuum frame. Mounts camera on tripod or stand and loads prescribed type and size film in camera. Sets camera controls to regulate exposure time according to line density of original and type of sensitized material. Activates camera to expose sensitized material, imprinting original on material. Develops exposed material [DEVELOPER 976.681-010]. Examines developed reprint for defects, such as broken lines, spots, and blurs, and touches up defects, using chemicals, inks, brushes, and pens. May enlarge reprints [PROJECTION PRINTER 976.381-018]. May reprint original in sections and piece sections together.

Should I be a Reproduction Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Photographic Reproduction Technician, Reproducer, Reproduction Machine Loader, Reproduction Specialist See More

    How to become a Reproduction Technician

    Reproduction Technicians 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 Reproduction Technician-related education!
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