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7341 COMPOSITORS, TYPESETTERS AND RELATED WORKERS
 


    Compositors, typesetters and related workers set and arrange printing type by hand or machine.

    Tasks include -

    (a) setting type by hand and printing copies with simple machines;

    (b) operating linotype, monotype and typecasting machines;

    (c) arranging set-up of type and spacing material and illustration blocks to make pages;

    (d) arranging pages in sequence for printing;

    (e) operating electronic key-boarding machines which enable characters to be converted into film, sensitised tape or paper for subsequent photo plate-making;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Compositor, printing

  • Printer

  • Typesetter


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Press-operator, printing/cylinder 8251


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.