Printing Press Operators

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Will "Printing Press Operators" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 68% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 83% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $17.08 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 475 out of 706

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Job description

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.

SOC Code: 51-5112

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Hoop Jones says
Already digital printing is being implemented on traditional printing presses. The press operators have to make a few clicks and maintain the digital printing head. Certainly within the next decade this will be the new standard.
Dec 27, 2019 at 07:29 AM
John A. (Likely) says
As a printer I see various operations and systems being narrowed down to be run by a small team of maybe 1-4 people for one press that for the most part automatically does everything.
Jun 26, 2019 at 01:57 AM

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