Steel Die Printer

Operate printing presses to print embossed forms.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Steel Die Printers do?

Operates printing press to print embossed forms, such as business cards, letterheads, and announcements, from engraved steel plates: Positions plate in plateholder and builds up space beneath plate with cut pieces of fabric material to make slight crimp of printed areas. Glues plate in position. Sets paper guides and adjusts plate-wiping mechanism, using wrenches. Turns on drying lamps over takeoff conveyor and starts press. Engages automatic feed or feeds sheets to press by hand, aligning them against paper guides.


Should I be a Steel Die Printer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Steel Plate Printer, Stereotype Caster, Stereotype Finisher, Stereotype Molder

    How to become a Steel Die Printer

    Steel Die 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 Steel Die Printer-related education!
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