Printing Machine Operators and Related Occupations

Printing machine operators use laser printers, computerized high-speed colour copiers and other printing machines to print text, illustrations and designs. Pre-press technicians operate various computer-controlled systems and camera and plate making workers operate cameras and scanners, assemble film and negatives and prepare, engrave and etch printing press plates and cylinders. Binding and finishing machine operators bind and finish printed materials. Photographic and film processors work in film processing labs and retail photofinishing establishments where they process and finish still and motion picture film.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training.
  • College or technical school diploma may be required to work in some disciplines.