Perforate printed media


Use tools to create small holes or series of holes in printed material in order to allow easy separation from designated sections of the printed output.

Alternative labels

puncture printed media
perforating printed media
perforate print media
puncture print media

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Perforate printed media is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Perforate printed media 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.

Paper cutter operator: Paper cutter operators tend a machine that cuts paper to the desired size and shape. Paper cutters may also cut and perforate other materials that come in sheets, such as metal foil.
Bindery operator: Bindery operators tend machines that bind printed or unprinted paper into volumes using staples, twine, glue or other binding technologies.
Scanning operator: Scanning operators tend scanners. They feed print materials into the machine and set controls on the machine or on a controlling computer to obtain the highest resolution scan.
Offset printer: Offset printers handle an offset press in order to print an image. The offset press transfers an inked image from the plate to a rubber blanket before to print it onto the printing surface.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022