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How Much Does An Offset Pressman Make?


How much money should I be making?  If your like me, this question pops in your mind every time you get paid.  Probably not enough, right?  I would like to share with you how much the pressman make that I have worked with as well as some factors that make a difference how much they got paid.

I have worked in four different pressrooms in 22 years on six different presses.  Though we never openly spoke about it, somehow we knew how much the other got paid.  Additionally, I have friends in the industry who volunteered the information.  Here's how much they made.

A first pressman on a web press in the places I've worked in the past 10 years made anywhere from 33 to 39 dollars per hour.  The pay graduated down to barely above minimum wage for the newbie.  Sheetfed pressmen were usually paid in high 20's if they were skilled and worked with four color.

Now that raises some questions.  What determines how much they got paid?  I think three factors come into play: location, equipment and experience.

Location
Average salary based on location.
The average wage of a pressman according to one salary survey says that a pressman who works downtown Manhattan makes an average of $48,000 per year.  A pressman in Miami makes about $28,000.  It seems that the cost of living as well as the number of pressmen available makes a difference.  The wages I spoke about earlier were for pressmen who worked downtown Vancouver, Canada.  So yes, even the country you work in makes a difference.

Equipment
I have mostly worked on high speed commercial heatset web presses and wages have been a little higher than the sheetfed, though not without exception.  It is a simple principle that applies to any trade: the more expertise and experience required, the higher the pay.  Working on a press that is worth millions not doubt makes a difference, but if monkeys could do it then we would all be making minimum wage, wouldn't we?

Experience
Lastly, the statistics you see online really don't mean much.  They tell you the average wage.  That covers the new guy as well as the veteran.  Take it with a grain of salt.  You can do much better than those averages if you have half a brain and a few years under your belt.

If you would be willing to share how much you make, where you live, and equipment you work on, please share in a post below.  After all, that's the info you want too, isn't it?

129 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:38 AM

    Pittsburgh
    $29/hr
    4 color Komori sheetfed
    13 years experience

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    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      Not a bad pay rate. I ran a 6color Mitsu W/Coater in Pgh Pa for$31.33 an hour.Non Union. That was in 2008 Be for the big bust.I had 16 years in the trade. But found out the money was in sales and I made the job easy for them. That when I made them work for me.Customer OKs is where I made the sales team earn there money.They had no idea about offset printing so I made them sell the product. And I just kept sending in press sheets to the customer until I got an ok sheet to run to.Trust me if you are a good pressman let the company/ sales staff/csr &customer do there job. Let them work for you........ You hold the ball. Pgh Pa has a lot of good paying printing jobs if you know what you are doing.Avoid the 12hour day 3day 4 day shops they all suck.

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    2. Anonymous9:23 PM

      Thats not bad change for a 4color . I made$34.68 running a 8color . I gotta get out of this trade it sucks.I have been in it for 37 years in Pgh . But alot of shops still pay well if you know your shit

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    3. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Winchester KY
      $18/hr
      25 yrs experience
      2 Web leader Quad Stacks 4 highs.
      looking for new place work starting today.

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    4. Anonymous5:37 PM

      I have been a head pressman for 22years in the Pittsburgh Pa area and made$ 26.75 per hour. A union shop. (GGX) until RR Don took over and closed us because of the union. Im so glad they did all it was a way to waste 8 hours of my day for pay. So I am the lucky one so long Geyer Printing

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    5. Anonymous1:58 PM

      run LS640
      2000$ month Russia

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  2. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Los Angeles, USA
    8 Unit Goss Community Newspaper press
    2nd pressman
    15 years experience
    24.50/hr

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  3. Anonymous10:44 PM

    montreal canada 26 unit 12web head pressman 27years experience 28. 67 HR

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  4. Anonymous1:39 PM

    20.50 hr
    Central Texas (killene temple waco area)
    Ryobi 3304
    20 years exp
    Senior pressman
    also operated
    Akiyama 6 color
    Akiyama 4 color
    Heidie 2 and 4 color
    kmori 4 color with coater
    Mhiele 2 color

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  5. Anonymous2:00 AM

    23.75 an hr
    Missoula,Mt
    Press Supervisor
    10 years exp.
    13 Unit Goss Urbinite
    A.K.A The Dinasour!

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  6. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Aug 7, 2011.
    Work for printing implant in Chicago, IL erea. 20yrs exp, running:
    Komori 1 color sprint 26",
    2 color lithrone 26",
    5 color w/ coater 28"
    Currently running a Komori 6 color 40" w/coater and APC option.
    Also G7 certified using color management software.

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  7. Anonymous8:04 AM

    Forgot to post salary for the Chicago erea implant post.
    $31.97 per hour.
    Sorry about that.

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  8. Anonymous7:48 PM

    work for printing company in centralia il.
    8 color zerand 40in with coater can print inside print on 1st 2 units
    16 yr experience
    $26.10/hour

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  9. Anonymous7:08 AM

    NEW SF CHRONICLE PRINTING PLANT PAYS 15 BUCKS AN HOUR. AND THEY ARE SCABS

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  10. Anonymous10:50 PM

    9 years 12 unit Goss Suburban
    22 years M1000 Heatset
    3 years M600 Heatset with inline UV coater
    Seattle $23

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  11. Anonymous7:56 PM

    10 years 5 unit heidleberg montana $20.00

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  12. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Los Angeles, CA
    Komori 6color w/UV
    15 years experience
    a.k.a Tweekpedia
    $26.50. Hour

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  13. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Los Angeles,CA
    6 color 29 with UV
    15 years experience
    a.k.a. Tweekpedia
    $25.50 hourly

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  14. Anonymous1:52 AM

    Minneapolis MN. KBA 6-41 w/aqueous coater 25 years experience $25.00 hour.

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  15. Anonymous4:55 PM

    Los Angeles CA.
    Mitsubishi Tandem 40"
    D3000 TP-8 Double AQ Coater
    35 years Experience
    $35.01 hourly

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  16. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Lloydminster,AB Canada
    5 months on abdick single and 2 colour
    6 months on single unit Heidelberg GTO
    $16.50

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  17. Anonymous10:01 PM

    14 years exp.
    Heidelberg Speedmaster
    Komori Lithrone
    ManRoland
    (UV & Conv)
    Elk Grove, IL
    $37.25hr

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  18. Anonymous8:09 PM

    30 years
    both Goss Urbanite
    and Goss Colorliner
    Darkroom, plateroom experience too.
    Also operate Goss Sovereign 3:2 folder
    previous scale non-union $28
    now reduced to $25 in Walnut Creek/Concord CA

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  19. Anonymous8:46 AM

    20 years
    Hamada 2-color
    Heidelberg GTO 4-Color
    St. Joseph, MO
    $17/hr

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  20. Anonymous7:07 AM

    23 years in the biz..
    4 unit sunday 4000
    little rock,ar
    $17.50/asst. pressman

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  21. Anonymous11:44 AM

    North Carolina M600 heatset pressman 20+ yrs exp $27 hr.

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  22. Anonymous7:32 PM

    14 years
    4 unit harris m850 heatset
    50 miles east of st louis mo
    $21.50

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  23. Anonymous2:11 PM

    3 years
    Goss community 8 unit
    upper Penninsula MI
    $9.35
    2nd pressman

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    1. Anonymous3:31 PM

      seriously... $9.35 ?

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    2. Anonymous2:13 PM

      We're looking for a pressman in lower MI if you're interested. Reply to: sixunitgoss@hotmail.com

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  24. How about those like in Virginia and Washington DC? I heard they are earning good.

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    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      Anywhere between $18-32 hour for this region.

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    2. Anonymous5:31 AM

      22 years Baker Perkins 24 hour

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    3. Anonymous5:57 PM

      Quad in Winchester $22/hr $5000;relocation pkg 2 yr contract

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    4. Anonymous2:24 AM

      25.00 manassas but got laid off mexicans doing same jodb minimum wage 30 years exp.

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  25. Anonymous7:10 PM

    2 years
    Sanden three unit
    $10.00/hr
    Barbados

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  26. Anonymous9:11 AM

    20 years experience
    Louisville, KY
    Harris M-200
    HARRIS M-300
    HANTSCHO MARK-16 8 UNIT
    HEIDELBERG M-600 8 UNIT
    MAN ROLAND ROTOMAN 8 UNIT
    23.00 AN HR
    FUNNY THING AT MY COMPANY IS THAT THE SHEETFED GUYS MAKE MORE THAN THE WEB GUYS!!!

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    1. Anonymous7:10 AM

      Because sheeted printing requires greater quality over much shorter runs.

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    2. Sheetfed printing though is very waste efficient, id expect any half decent printer with 400 make ready sheets to be able to achieve a high quality product, whereas on a web you don't have the stop/start luxury a sheetfed printer does. In the time a sheetfed printer pulls 100 sheets, stops to check colour/fit a web can have run through a few thousand copies. I work in the uk and at my place our web number 2 pressmen earn as much as a sheetfed printer. Both are highly skilled jobs but i certainly believe the web operators deserve a slighly higher pay!

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  27. Anonymous2:09 PM

    18 years
    Iowa Falls IA
    Web Press Quad stack
    25.00/hr

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  28. Anonymous2:06 AM

    13 years exp
    Lehigh valley, pa
    Goss urbanite 10 unit coldest newspaper
    Man Roland Rotoman, Goss Sunday, Harris M1000, Hantsco Mark IV all 7 unit Heatset
    Sanden 1250 UV
    $23/HR and asking for a raise tomorrow

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    1. Anonymous5:02 PM

      why would you ever go from running a rotoman to a Goss Urbanite?

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    2. I didn't, I went from running an Urbanite to eventually running a rotoman.......made more running the urbanite tho

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  29. Anonymous6:39 PM

    $11.75 per hour
    bensalem PA
    diddie glaser 17"& 22"

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  30. Anonymous10:02 PM

    Mitsubishi D3000 10/c +coat unit.
    near Chicago il.
    2nd pressman
    10 years exp.
    20 dls/hr.

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  31. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Northern Indiana
    Man Roland 700 7 units
    2nd pressman
    1 year
    14.97/hr.

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    1. Anonymous11:10 AM

      Sorry, how many people work on the press?

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  32. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Winnipeg, MB
    Goss Colorliner
    night rate $42.42/hr

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  33. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Toronto Canada
    KBA Commander 16 unit heatset/cold hybrid
    DGM 28 unit coldest 440
    Harris Mercury 26 unit
    15 yrs experience 30/hr

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  34. Anonymous1:58 PM

    34.00 per hour

    Gallus Arsoma 410S narrow web flexo
    All UV inks hotstamp emboss 12 colors
    WINE LABELS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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  35. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Mansfield Ohio
    Shinohara 6 color
    27 years exp.
    18.75/hr.

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  36. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Akiyama 4 and 6 color 28"
    Komori 6 color w/ coater 29"
    Akiyama 6 color w/ coater 40"
    Heidelberg 8 color UV w/ p unit 29"
    19 years experience
    Hagerstown, MD
    $24.48 hour.

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    1. Wow... Didn't know there were any big press rooms in Hagerstown...(unless you are speaking of HBP ?)
      I'm at a web shop in Frederick, MD.... 25+ yrs exp. all didde presses. Area pays 20--> 25, depending on no# of units and experience.
      ( drive 40+ miles south towards Hell (I mean DC and Baltimore.. And add 5-6 bucks to that. Non-union shops, that is))

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  37. Anonymous2:43 PM

    running 2 color heidelbergh 40 inch st.louis.mo.$16.00per hr

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  38. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Oklahoma. 5 years experience 23.00 hour

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  39. Anonymous2:58 AM

    Reading all of the above is exactly why I got out of the business after 27 years. My last year as a pressman in 2005 I was making $33 an hour running a 5/color 77" Miehle.

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  40. East TN
    6 color mark Andy
    also ran 4 color western gear
    $15
    we know we are underpaid..My company
    says we are lucky to get a paycheck
    at all..bunch of jerkoffs

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  41. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Edmonton Journal
    39.?? + shift differential, took us over 45.??, Goss Metroliner 11 units

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  42. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Peoria, Il 25yrs Ex. Goss Metro, Goss Metro Liner, Man Roland Geoman web presses....29.85 Hr

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  43. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Kitchener ontario.
    6col & coating shredded
    hiedleberg40"
    Komori40"
    34.71 hour

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    1. Anonymous3:14 PM

      dam that's good

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  44. Anonymous8:04 AM

    Florida
    4 color Komori Lithrone 26
    no console 33 years experience
    18.00/hr

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    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      May I have your contact info?

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    2. 5 color komori 26' no console cleveland 27$

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  46. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Heidelberg 6 colors + coating 29" . 2nd and feeder ..
    14.00. 8 years exp. What u think ??? Los Angeles. USA

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    1. Anonymous9:42 PM

      You need to get all the info and experience you can setting up and operations of this press. then move on to press op. maybe with a 4clr sm. or perfecting 2clr. I currently work on a 6clr coating with console control and have no 2nd press op or feeder! that's were things are headed unfortunatly. they want more and pay less for their profit !!!

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    2. Anonymous10:27 AM

      My husband has the same problem. He runs an 8-color Heidelberg, has no 2nd man, and his feeder has no experience feeding, so that sets my husband back. He's asked for a more qualified feeder many times, but his request has fallen on deaf ears. Oh, and his inexperienced feeder is the son of a manager at their company. Do you know how many people should be running an 8-color? We are trying to find out.

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  47. Anonymous6:16 PM

    64pp lithoman in Sydney $42 an hour 23 years experience with 14 on the lithoman

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  48. Anonymous1:19 AM

    Alaska
    10 years working on a 17 unit Goss community.
    $16.50/hr

    The lead press operator makes 30+ hr

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  49. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Washington dc didde web 28.00 28 yrs. exp.

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  50. Anonymous6:27 PM

    Heidleberg Harris 5-color
    Roll tender 19.50
    1 year
    Man Roland 700 8-color
    Pressman 24.00
    4 years

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  51. Anonymous8:40 AM

    20 years
    15 unit Goss Urbanites with Enkel splices. Two dev units mixed in..
    16.75 hr
    Lewiston,ME

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  52. Anonymous10:35 PM

    39years Heidelberg speedmaster 2color 21.00 hr Seattle,Wa.

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  53. Anonymous2:33 PM

    22.50 ohio 8 unit headliner offset

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  54. Anonymous6:02 PM

    21.75- akiama 40 inch 10 color Mn

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  55. Eau Claire, WI. 24 yrs. experience. 12 unit Goes Urbanite. 14 unit DGM 850. Plus worked for Jardis Industries and DGM. Doing service, training, and installation. Currently working on a Didde VIP. $17.10/hr.

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  56. Anonymous5:03 PM

    29.80 buffalo N.Y 10 color Muller A74,Security Printer,40 yrs. experience

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  57. Anonymous6:39 PM

    24 per hour A74 VOI 7 color + 2 flexo units Muller Martini web offset, by the way I am a one man team I ran the machine alone :(

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  58. Anonymous2:10 AM

    26 years exp currently austin tx area 640 mitsu dia. hybrid uv/conv harris bruno coater full closed loop 22.00 hr

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  59. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Chicago 8 color uv. Conv. With tower coater 2 nd pressman 28.00

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  60. Anonymous6:32 PM

    I'd love to get input. I work in middle TN, and am interviewing at a much better place than I work currently. I have 11 yrs experience as first pressman on a Heidelberg 4 color (sheeter & combo folder) and will go to a Mitsubishi 8 color UV. Make $16.60 now, what should I ask for there?

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    1. We would love to have you at $25 per hour 7035076949

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  61. Anonymous5:41 PM

    phx az making about 65000 per year but working at 4 different print shops running 6 different presses from 2 color ab dick to 6 color komori "as needed". 40 years in the print business. working 60 hour weeks

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  62. Anonymous2:10 AM

    28.60/hr running 29 in. Heidelberg sm74 with coater Toronto canada

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  63. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I'm working one of the largest American Company in the world...in the Eastern Europe. My salary is 7.8 US Dollars/hr. My profession is offset printer, my position is at the moment Printing Supervisor, we have 5 Heidelberg printing machines. Our the most modern machine is Heidelberg XL106-8-P + dispersion varnish unit. My pressmen to earn 650-900 US Dollars/month. I worked in the printing industry for 22 years !!! Unfortunetly.

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    1. Anonymous5:13 PM

      Sounds like quad one of the most under paying companies out there

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  64. Looking for a change of press rooms? Seeking experienced pressmen in the Buffalo, NY area. We run a 27" 10 unit Muller-Martini A74 & a 22" 6 unit Stevens web press. 95% is offset with some flexo & Intaglio. All UV inks (except Intaglio). Our quality standards are exceptionally high so you must have a great eye for color & register and excellent print quality troubleshooting skills. If you are interested, submit your resume at http://www.ashtonpotter.com/carreropportunities.aspx

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  65. Anonymous1:29 PM

    I can run sheet fed KBA and web (Timson) and I'm at 15ish per hour.

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  66. Anonymous8:28 AM

    anyone ever worked on a tresu press?anyone know the average pay per hour and man power or where to look?

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  67. Anonymous2:55 AM

    Des Moines Iowa, 6 and 8 color Heidelberg with roll sheeter. 14 years, lead operator for 8 years. 18.50 hr, and not happy.

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  68. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Effingham IL.Quad 8 unit dbl web harris m1000 with remoist and pattern gluers with hot melt spine and fugitive glue, die cutter 6 plow stations and rotary cutter 19.70

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  69. Anonymous3:33 PM

    i received my training in germany. went to school and learn letterpress, offset, and rotogravure printing. ran windmills, cylinders, gto and numerous 1/c 2/c 4/c 5/c and 10/c heidelbergs. the last few years all i did is train my replacements. high school kids they think they know it all. don't want to listen when you explain something. They just know it better. about 4 years ago i was making 26.00 in the rockford illinois area. i have been trying to get another job in printing, but all i hear is that i am overqualified. could it be that i am to old with 40 years of experience? I still feel great and i love printing. It's more like a hobby for me. Most of the companies don't care for quality any more.

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    1. Anonymous9:52 PM

      The sad truth is companies truly want to shave as much as they can from payroll to increase the profit! I currently run a 6clr console op. with no feeder or press tender. 10 and 12hr shifts are simply grooling on the body! they don't understand some highschool kids are gonna cost them alot of money when they lock up that 40inch imp. cylinder on a blue net replacement!

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  70. 2nd pressmen on a 2 57in webs goss Sunday m2000 19hr any job openings

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  71. Anonymous3:46 PM

    38 an hr.kba 40 inch 7 col Mississauga ont Canada

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  72. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Florida 5 over 5 komori sheetfed 37 years experience 38.50 an hour..

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  73. Anonymous2:58 PM

    New Zealand, 1 year as an apprentice. 6 colour UV, sheetfed, Komori. $22/hr.

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  74. Anonymous11:52 PM

    Tampa. Fl. Goss community... Didde ...12 years in the business...18.00

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  75. Anonymous10:19 PM

    22 per hr 2nd pressman Manroland 700 6 colors plus coater. I have pride but I should have been a firefighter

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  76. Anonymous3:52 PM

    DGM 440 6 units. General worker/helper 2yrs down stacking, roll tending (Amal splicers and learning Enkel splicers) and setting color as needed, capable of webbing ribbon decks. Currently learning to set color on UV. Looking to work my way up but the pay could be better. 12.50/hr
    Seattle area.

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  77. Anonymous6:12 PM

    have extensive experience in printing with 18yrs, working on various high speed newspaper printing presses, like Goss community, Man Roland Media Man, Uni-set, Geo-Man and currently Cromoman, 12 yrs on KBA Comet. am regarded as one of the most knowlegable on duty, $8 per hour, hate south africa

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  78. Anonymous6:14 PM

    8 Years Exp
    1st Pressman
    Heidelberg CD 6 color + coater 40"
    Massachusetts
    $27

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  79. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Louisiana right to work law. Mitsubushi 40" 6 color Diamond 3000s. $17.50 is all they want to pay. So I trained my helper and left.

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  80. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Northern New England 34Years In, 6/c +coater + 5/c + 4/c 3/12's plating and most press repairs. 22.80+ shift diff.

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  81. Anonymous8:38 AM

    I'v been at my current job 15+yrs, never seen an evaluation, there's no hand book for the shop of do's and don't s, they just kind of make it up as they go.I have seen increases, some good some really bad. last increase was 3yrs ago, 4yrs before that. i am considered the head pressmen in the shop now for many years. Is this common for things to be so random?. feel like I'm only as good as my last job. 4-6/C

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  82. I'm in Des Moines, Ia. Run a Man-Roland 700 6/C make $24.00, 30+ yrs. experience. We haven't had a pay raise in 7 years.

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  83. Anonymous9:32 PM

    12 yrs on 8 unit Goss C500 with optional C450 or C500 folder. Central Iowa $18.25/hr

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  84. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Wow no high paid Harris guys here either lol
    22.85 Northern VA

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  85. 3,5$ /h Poland 5 years experience 1st pressman Heidelberg sm 102 B1 8 colurs + varnish + cutstar :(

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  86. 18 unit urbanite 2 folders one with a quarter folder on it was making 29.05 an hour as the lead pressman for USA today/midnight shift 10 years experience in port huron Michigan

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  87. Anonymous6:43 PM

    Florida 35 years experience.
    Currently
    6 Color + AQ Coating 40" sheetfed
    convertible 2/4
    $28 /hr

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  88. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Georgia 2 years 8 color narrow web flexo w/cold foil unit.
    20$/hr

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  89. Anonymous1:15 AM

    4color komori with r.p unit + coater. All plastic sheets 24.00 hr las vegas 13yrs exp

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  90. Freedom Graphics is hiring in Milton WI. About 40 minutes north of Rockford. All web presses with inline finishing. Best of luck to you, Mike Kreger

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  91. 23.84 Ryobi 524 strip,plate,bind,fold many times I do entire job from start to finish. 30yrs exp

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  92. Heidelberg Speedmaster CD102 - 5C+lx uv
    7$/h in Bosnia

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      is that good pay in Bosnia?

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  93. Anonymous3:40 PM

    I have been a pressman for over 30 years. I run a four color 26" Komori in Woodinville, Wa. and make $33.50 per hour.

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  94. Anonymous8:23 AM

    I run a 38" 5 unit manroland Rotoman with a u/v coater and folder and sheeter on night shift and make $23 with 23 years of printing experience in ky

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  95. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I ran two color offset ryobi multi and ab dick presses for 30 years made up to $18.00.Now im in large book bindery making $28.00 hour.Union bindery here in pennsylvaina.Seven more years and im retiring.

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  96. Anonymous8:59 AM

    My pay has gone down. I was making $36 hr. w/ benefits with 38 yrs. experience as a 1st Pressman on 6+ color, sheetfed with coaters & UV running Heidleberg/ Komori/ Mitsubishi/ KBA/ Akiyama & now I make $30 paying $1000 mo.for healthcare in So Cal. Companies have changed since recession hit in '08-'09, Obamacare is a nightmare for those in middle America needing healthcare. Looking to move w/ better pay + benefits are a huge plus.
    ~ Good blog!

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  97. I may be offered a job in New York to run a 10/color hiedelberg , coating, perfector.......I was thinking asking 32.00 per hr? ...is that the going rate?

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  98. Anonymous2:42 PM

    $25 hr running Heidelberg QM46-2 with 36 yrs. printing exp. Toronto Canada

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  99. Anonymous3:23 AM

    11 years experience
    19.25/hour
    Goss C500 8 units
    Central Iowa

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  100. Anonymous3:26 AM

    1 year experience
    Man-Roland Geoman
    20/hour
    Central Iowa

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