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Career Details :: Pasteup Workers
Arrange and mount typeset material and illustrations into pasteup for printing reproduction, based on artist's or editor's layout.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Operates phototypesetter to prepare typeset copy for pasteup.
- Operates electronic plotter to draw artwork positions on pasteup.
- Cuts typeset copy and artwork to size, applies adhesive, and aligns artwork and typeset copy on board, following position marks.
- Makes negatives or prints of artwork, using photographic equipment, to prepare artwork for pasteup.
- Applies masking film to artwork layout space on overlay to create clear space on negative for subsequent addition of artwork.
- Removes excess adhesive from board, using scissors, artist's knife, and drafting instruments.
- Covers photographs and artwork with tissue or tracing paper for protection.
- Writes specifications on tracing paper to provide information for other workers.
- Measures artwork and layout space of artwork on pasteup.
- Tapes transparent plastic overlay to board and positions and applies copy to plastic.
- Draws functional and decorative borders around layout, using marking and measuring instruments.
- Compares measurements, using ruler and proportion wheel, to determine proportions needed to make reduced or enlarged photographic prints for pasteup.
- Measures and marks board according to layout to indicate position of artwork, typeset copy, page edges, folds, and colors.
- Indicates crop marks and enlargement or reduction measurements on photographs with grease pencil to facilitate processing.
- Bench Workers, Jewelry
- Film Laboratory Technicians
- Hand Compositors and Typesetters
- Precision Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Provide a Service to Others