Printer (168) Enlisted Personnel

Makes up standard and special printing forms in connection with the production of military publications.
Measures sample of copy with line gauge and sets stick to desired length. Selects type from compartments in type case and sets type in lines in stick. Slides type from stick into galley and inserts leads. Arranges lines of type, cuts, and spacers in galleys. Makes proof of set-up, corrects set-up, and forwards corrected set-ups to press.
May operate automatic machine for making metal slugs of lines of type. May operate linotype, monotype, or casting machine. May operate hot press to make impressions.
Must know standard type style and printed page make-up.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Casting Machine Operator
  • Hot Press Operator
  • Linotype Operator
  • Monotype Operator