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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.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical 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.

Desired Skills

Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Science

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