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Steel Die Printer

Operate printing presses to print embossed forms.

What does a Steel Die Printer do?

Operates printing press to print embossed forms, such as business cards, letterheads, and announcements, from engraved steel plates: Positions plate in plateholder and builds up space beneath plate with cut pieces of fabric material to make slight crimp of printed areas. Glues plate in position. Sets paper guides and adjusts plate-wiping mechanism, using wrenches. Turns on drying lamps over takeoff conveyor and starts press. Engages automatic feed or feeds sheets to press by hand, aligning them against paper guides.