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Printing Press Operators and Assistants
Printing press operators and printing press operator assistants prepare, operate, and maintain printing presses. Their principal duties include installing and adjusting printing plates, loading and feeding paper, mixing inks and controlling ink flow, and ensuring the quality of the final printed piece. There are approximately 166,620 printing press operators in the United States. They are mostly employed by newspaper plants and commercial and business printers.