Tinware Lithograph-Press Operator

Set up and operate lithograph presses to print designs on tinplate.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tinware Lithograph-Press Operators do?

Sets up and operates lithograph press to print descriptive material and designs on tinplate: Installs printing plates on machine rolls, using handtools and gauges. Adjusts feed guides, back and side gauges, and rollers with handtools. Mixes colors of paint according to formula and fills paint fountain. Starts machine and makes trial run. Adjusts or changes gears to regulate rate of feed and turns fountain valves to adjust flow of paint. Inspects lithographed plate to ensure that printing is clear and lined-up according to specifications or sample. Examines plates during process and removes defective plates. Observes heat gauges and regulates controls of drying oven to maintain specified heat.

Should I be a Tinware Lithograph-Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Lithographic Press Operator, Lithographic-Press Operator Apprentice, Lithograph Press Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Tinware Lithograph-Press Operator

    Tinware Lithograph-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 Tinware Lithograph-Press Operator-related education!
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