Printers work in all fields of printing, are familiar with the holistic process of printing and can work within other aspects of it, such as printmaking and bookbinding. Printers receive a work on a printing plate, in photo format or in computerized form, adjust it along with the colour texture and paper in a printing machine, and then print. Printing is a certified trade.
Printers work in locations such as:
• general printworks for printing books, advertisements and more
• newspaper printworks for printing newspapers, brochures and magazines
• packaging printworks for printing packaging, product markings and labels
• digital print shops for a variety of projects in smaller editions
Printers work extensively with others, such as compositors, bookbinders, graphic designers, designers, illustrators, and photographers.