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Print Binding And Finishing Worker Job Description

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Position Summary:

1) Apply color to edges of signatures using brushes, pads, or atomizers.

2) Bind new books, using hand tools like bone folders, knives, hammers, or brass binding tools.

3) Compress sewed or glued signatures, using hand presses or smashing machines.

4) Cut binder boards to specified dimensions, using board shears, hand cutters, or cutting machines.

5) Cut cover material to specified dimensions, fitting gluing material to binder boards by hand or machine.

6) Design original or special bindings for limited editions or other custom binding projects.

7) Form book bodies by folding and sewing printed sheets to form signatures assembling signatures in numerical order.

8) Imprint or emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on book covers, using gold, silver, or colored foil, and stamping machines.

9) Insert book bodies in devices that form back edges of books into convex shapes produce grooves that facilitate cover attachment.

10) Maintain records, like daily production records, using specified forms.

11) Meet with clients, printers, or designers to discuss job requirements or binding plans.

12) Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions or to define whether adjustments are needed.

13) Perform highly skilled hand finishing binding operations, like grooving or lettering.

14) Punch holes in and fasten paper sheets, signatures, or other material, using hand or machine punches staplers.

15) Read work orders to define instructions specifications for machine set-up.

16) Repair, restore, or rebind old, rare, or damaged books, using hand tools.

17) Set up or operate bindery machines, like coil binders, thermal or tape binders, plastic comb binders, or specialty binders.

18) Set up or operate glue machines by filling glue reservoirs, turning switches to activate heating elements, or adjusting glue flow or conveyor speed.

19) Set up or operate machines that perform binding operations, like pressing, folding, or trimming.

20) Stitch or glue endpapers, bindings, backings, or signatures, using sewing machines, glue machines, or glue brushes.

21) Trim edges of books to size, using cutting machines, book trimming machines, or hand cutters.

22) Examine stitched, collated, bound, or unbound product samples for defects, like imperfect bindings, ink spots, torn pages, loose pages, or loose or uncut threads.

23) Install or adjust bindery machine devices, like knives, guides, rollers, rounding forms, creasing rams, or clamps, to accommodate sheets, signatures, or books of specified sizes.

24) Lubricate, clean, or make minor repairs to machine parts to keep machines in working condition.

25) Prepare finished books for shipping by wrapping or packing books stacking boxes on pallets.

26) Train workers to set up, operate, and use automatic bindery machines.

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