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Printer

Kaiwhakamahi Mīhini Tā

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Printers set up and operate printing machines that print text and images on paper, card, carton, plastics or metal.

Pay

Printers usually earn

$34K-$50K per year

Senior printers with more than five years’ experience usually earn

$62K-$93K per year

Source: PrintNZ Industry Report, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a printer are good due to strong demand for printed products and good opportunities for apprentices.
A printer operating a print machine and clients looking at a poster

Printers may adjust the colour settings on a print machine after consulting with clients (Photo: PrintNZ)

Last updated 14 September 2018