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Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

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131 823

Manipulates, sets and composes text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.


Tasks Include:


  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output and cylinder productions
  • carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
  • evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality
Specialisations
  • Desktop Publishing Operator
Job prospects for Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupation in the Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers group include Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,000 Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

Average weekly wage
$1,018.30

Hourly earnings
$26.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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