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Print Finishing and Binding Workers

Print finishing and binding workers bind books and other publications and finish printed items by hand or machine.

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About this Career

£18,915

Average salary

New workers start around £8,979.31. Normal pay is £18,915 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £27,928.08.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Sets up and supervises automatic binding and finishing machine.
  • Repairs worn book bindings.
  • Embosses lettering or decoration on cover by hand or machine.
  • Cuts board and cloth for book cover and spine.
  • Trims head, tail and fore-edge of book and gilds and marbles page edges as necessary.
  • Compresses sewn book in nipping machine to expel air and reduce swelling caused by sewing.
  • Folds, collates and sews printed sheets by hand or machine.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Monitoring
68
Critical Thinking
59
Learning Strategies
57
Active Learning
57
Active Listening
52
Writing
52
Speaking
50
Mathematics
48
Reading Comprehension
44
Science
28

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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