What is a Lithographer?

Lithographer Job Description

Lithographers prepare metal plates or transfer information into computer programs which are used to print books, magazines, labels and other items.



Typical Job Duties

• Select types of plates to be used based on length of press runs

• Using erasers and needles, perform minor deletions, additions or corrections to completed plates

• Operate and maintain laser plate making equipment which converts electronic data to plates without the use of film

• Scale copy for reductions and enlargements, using proportion wheels

• Prior to printing, examine photographs for obvious imperfections

• Enter, store, and retrieve information on computer-aided equipment

• Adjust scanners to meet specific color densities, sizes, screen rulings, and exposure attributes



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