Rotogravure Press Operator

Set and operate rotary-type presses that print by rotogravure process.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rotogravure Press Operators do?

Makes ready and operates rotary-type press that prints illustrative and other subject matter by rotogravure process: Installs engraved copper printing cylinder in press, using handtools. Adjusts doctor blade to remove excess ink from surface of printing cylinder. Threads web of paper or other printing stock through press, adjusting guides and tension bars. Sets focus of electronic scanners on guideline of paper to automatically control color registration. Regulates temperature in web-drying chambers and adjusts automatic cutter at discharge end of press. Inspects material being printed, during production run, and adjusts press as required to produce printed matter to specifications. Directs workers in feeding and unloading press, replenishing ink supply in fountains, cleaning equipment, and other press operations. May operate press equipped to print, cut, and crease paper goods.


Should I be a Rotogravure Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Gravure Press Set-Up Operator, Roto Gravure Press Operator

    How to Become a
    Rotogravure Press Operator

    Rotogravure 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 Rotogravure Press Operator-related education!
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