Operate digital printers

Description

Handle inkjet and laser printers, allowing the operator to print documents in a single ‘pass’. Download or print the digital files to the digital printing machine using the correct machine and print download settings so that the correct fonts and substrates are used and the output meets the specifications and required quality standards.

Alternative labels

run digital printers
handle digital printers
use digital printers
activate digital printers
operating digital printers
control digital printers
operate digital printer

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate digital printers is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Imagesetter: Imagesetters process images and graphic templates by using phototypesetting machines. They optimise the templates for the best possible result by determining the right arrangement of text and image on the print sheet. The product is then set onto photo paper or film.
Digital printer: Digital printers work with machines that print directly to the medium, without an intervening plate. Digital printers usually use laser or inkjet technology to print individual pages without lengthy or labour intensive technical steps intervening between the finished digital product and the print.
Reprographics technician: Reprographics technicians are responsible for the full or partial process of reproduction of graphical documents through mechanical-driven or digital means, such as photography, scanning or digital printing. These activities are commonly performed for purposes of maintaining archives or other structured catalogues.

Optional skill

Operate digital printers is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Operate digital printers – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022