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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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