Printing Press Operators and Prepress Technicians Career Video

Press Operators: Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses. 

Prepress Technicians OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION: Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates. RELATED JOB TITLES: Desktop Operator, Electronic Prepress Operator (EPP Operator), Electronic Prepress Technician (EPP Tech), Plate Maker, Plate Mounter, Pre-Press Proofer, Prepress Operator, Prepress Specialist, Prepress Stripper, Prepress Technician

RELATED JOB TITLES: 1st Pressman, 2nd Pressman, Flexographic Press Operator, Offset Pressman, Press Leader, Press Operator, Pressman, Printer, Printing Press Operator, Printing Pressman

can be trained at the following:

Appalachian State University / Graphic Communications Management (BS) – Print / Packaging Production (

Department of Graphic Communications (

Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology | Central Piedmont (


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