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Print Finisher

Kaiwhakatau Tānga

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Print finishers bind, finish and repair books and other publications by hand or by machine.


Print finishers with up to three years’ experience usually earn

$34K-$45K per year

Senior print finishers with more than five years’ experience usually earn

$50K-$65K per year

Source: PrintNZ, 'PrintNZ Industry Report', 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a print finisher are good due to fewer people taking up apprenticeships and increasing demand for specialised print finishing.
A print finisher standing by print finishing equipment looking at a final product

Print finishers check print finishing specifications on printed material (Photo: Print NZ)

Last updated 14 September 2018