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Proof Press Operator

Make ready and operate proof presses to make proofs of type setup.

What does a Proof Press Operator do?

Makes ready and operates proof press to make proofs of type setup: Places galley of type on bed of press. Depresses pedal to move ink roller over face of type or applies ink, using hand roller. Places sheet of paper on type and depresses pedal or turns crank to pass rollers over paper to obtain proof of type setup. Removes proofsheet from press and delivers it to PROOFREADER. May print reproduction proofs of type and illustrating cuts on transparent film or glossy paper, to be used in lithographic plate making. May be designated according to type of press operated as Lithographic Proofer; Offset-Proof-Press Operator.