Profession paper embosing press operator

Paper embossing press operators use a press to raise or recess certain areas of the medium, so as to create relief on the print. Two matching engraved dies are placed around the paper and pressure is applied to change the surface of the material.

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  • Types of paper

    The different criteria used to determine differences in paper types such as coarseness and thickness, and the different fabrication methods and wood types from which the types of paper stem.

  • Types of embossing

    Various kinds of embossing produce different results, alignments, and other kinds of image impressions. They can also include other press processes such as foil stamping or involve the use of heat and pressure.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.


  • Follow production schedule

    Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.

  • Follow safety precautions in printing

    Apply safety and health principles, policies and institutional regulations of working in printing production. Protect oneself and others against such hazards as chemicals used in printing, invasive allergens, heat, and disease causing agents.

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Operate electric embossing press

    Use an electric embossing press, which can emboss thousands of documents one after another. They can also be adjusted to emboss from the top, side or bottom if needed.

  • Replace die

    Evaluate if a replacement of the die of a machine is deemed beneficial and take the necessary actions for replacing it either manually (depending on its size, by the use of a manual lifting tackle) or mechanically.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Install embossing plates

    Glue an embossing plate to a copper backing plate and install this plate into the hot plate of the machine. Cut a piece of cardboard as big as the size of the plate and place it in the bed under the plate. Impress, glue, and align the cardboard, which then leaves a design or letters by pressurizing different contact points.

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep records of work progress operate hoists maintain lithographic printing plates engraving technologies report defective manufacturing materials wear appropriate protective gear use hand pliers emboss designs perform machine maintenance use solvents materials of die clean equipment operate manual embossing press remove excess glue monitor gauge pack goods consult technical resources record production data for quality control oversee quality control

Source: Sisyphus ODB