Career, Scope and Opportunities in Printing Technology

By | October 15, 2020
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Printing Technology

Printing has been discovered many centuries ago. Printing technology has healthy scope in today’s media-driven world. Print media one of the strongest and powerful mass communication media, is a large scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.

Printing means presentation. Presentation can be of our ideas, views, thoughts, news & events, expressions and skill in the form of printed text or graphic format. Altogether, Printing is referred as expressing creativity using technical skills. It deals with text and graphics to make a final print by transferring ink on paper or board or other materials. The printed material book, magazine or newspapers are daily necessity of the society. Print media influences every sphere of our life.

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Key to Success

To be successful in Printing Technology you should have/ develop:

  •   Innovation
  •   Good Eyesight
  •   Eye for detail
  •   Depth Perception

Scope and Opportunities

Printing and publishing are one of the largest industries with a growth in demand for professionals skilled in advanced methods of printing technology.

Printing technology experts are in demand by printing press for newspapers, journals or magazines.

Printing industry is a platform which offers excellent career opportunities and advancement, to the professionals deserving and hard working. Career opportunities are technical, marketing and managerial positions.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • It’s an indoor as well as outdoor activity
  • You may require working in shifts, i.e. timings may be day job or night jobs.
  • In case of time bound projects you may require to work for long hours

Job Profile

On completing Diploma or Degree in Printing Technology are employed in various positions as given below. Supervisory,personnel at the middle-management level for shop floor supervision of large presses.

  • Works Managers, Production Manager and production executives for the modernized commercial presses, newspaper presses, Government presses, publishers and specialist printers.
  • Engineers for printing machinery manufacturer and printing materials manufacturer, both in the design office and factory shop-floor.
  • Maintenance engineers for implant maintenance in large printing establishments.
  • Sales or maintenance engineers for printing machinery manufacturers, and sales or marketing executives for modernized printing presses.
  • Faculty positions in diploma and Degree level printing institute’s courses in Printing Technology.
  • Production executives’ or managers, Co-coordinator in advertising agencies.

Skill sets

  • Creative and Perceptual Aptitude
  • Mechanical & Electronics Orientation
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Updated with the changing technologies

Work Value

  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Achievement

Current Job Scenario

  • Working with the production department of newspapers, publishing house, packaging, pre-press work, digital designing etc offers good remuneration.
  • On completing Diploma in Printing Technology may earn Rs. 15000-16000 per.
  • On completing Degree in Printing Technology may earn Rs. 20000-22000 per month.

Top Recruiters

  • Advertising agencies
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Government presses
  • Machine manufacturers
  • Packaging industries
  • Book printers

Course Synopsis 

Course Options Diploma in Printing Technology B.E/B.Tech in Printing Technology M.E/M.Tech in Printing Technology
Academic Eligibility 10th Pass with Mathematics and Technology Science 12th Pass with Physics, mathematics as compulsory subject along with Chemistry, Computer Sc./Bio-tech./ biology subject and admission on the basis of merit of AIEEE or State level engineering competitive exam. OR diploma holders can get admission in 2nd year directly through LEET. 55% marks in B.Tech/B.E in Ptg. Tech./Packaging Tech. and with valid GATE score or on the basis of merit of test conducted by the university
Fees Rs. 30K per annum Rs. 70K to Rs. 80K per annum Rs. 1lakh to Rs. 1.5lakhs
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration 3 Years 4 Years 2 Years
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Affiliation AICTE Pune Universities Respective Universities
Entrance Exam    AIEEE, LEET  GATE
Education Loan      

Career prospect

  1. Print support-technician
  2. Printer troubleshooting
  3. Network printer installation
  4. Computer hardware repair & maintenance
  5. Annula Maintanance contact support specialist

 Entrance Exam

  • JEE Mains / JEE Advance
  • State level universities / institutes have their own exams, kindly check that also

 Success stories

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