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Digital Printer

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Apprenticeship Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

Digital printers use machines and software to control the production of print-based media for commercial print manufacturing sites and instant print shops.


    Digital printers may perform the following tasks:

  • perform manual and automatic set up of digital print machines
  • advise on products and services
  • receive and process electronic documents
  • develop basic design concepts
  • load paper into feeding mechanisms
  • manage and monitor the order and execution of files in a printer's job queue
  • operate die-cutting machines
  • undertake vinyl application, laminating, finishing and mounting
  • perform general administration duties and maintenance (such as maintaining order and query logs, cleaning and repairing equipment, and changing supplies)
  • keep production records


  • enjoy technical activities
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to carry out detailed work
  • aptitude for mechanical work
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • able to work as part of a team

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Literary


No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Apprenticeship Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

You can work as a digital printer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job.

You can also become a digital printer through an apprenticeship or traineeship in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing/Digital Printing).

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.


Digital printers are employed by large and small commercial printing firms and shops. Technological development has been rapid in the printing industry with the widespread application of computerised systems. Demand is greatest for people familiar with the new techniques and technology.

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