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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets type according to copy and operates cylinder or automatic platen press to print complete job order: Selects type from type case and inserts type in printer's stick to reproduce material in copy.

  • 2) Inserts spacers between words and leads between lines.

  • 3) Slides type from stick into galley.

  • 4) Removes assembled type from galley and places type on composing stone.

  • 5) Places chase over type, inserts quoins, and locks chase to hold type.

  • 6) Lays form on bed of proof press, inks type, fastens sheet of paper to press roller, and pulls roller over form to make proof copy.

  • 7) Reads proof for errors and clarity of impression.

  • 8) Corrects errors by resetting type and improves impression by tapping face of type with hammer.

  • 9) Positions form on bed of press and tightens clamps, using wrench.

  • 10) Fills ink fountain and moves lever to adjust flow of ink.

  • 11) Sets feed guides according to size and thickness of paper.

  • 12) Runs proofsheet through press and examines sheet for clarity of impression.

  • 13) Pushes button to start press, examines printed sheets, and adjusts press when printing is defective.

  • 14) Cleans ink rollers at end of run.




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DOT:   973.381-018

Job Number: 5494