Press Helper

Top Press Helper Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Press Helper. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Press Helper resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.0% of Press Helper resumes contained Press Operators as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Press Helper actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Press Helper resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Press Operators

high Demand
Here's how Press Operators is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Helped Press Operators load and unload Punch Presses, Operate Forklifts to move finished product and dumpsters, and also Dies
  • Operated Slitter and assisted Printing Press operators used in the production of Banded Cigarette Paper.
  • Insured product was being stacked properly - Assisted press operators with various tasks
  • Assist printing press operators in every area needed to complete the order.
  • Mixed ink and matched ink batches for printing press operators.
  • Helped out the press operators and other areas as needed.
  • Paint and wrap prepped inserts for press operators.
  • Assist Press operators in daily functions of printing.
  • Assisted press operators with retains and supplies.
  • Assist press operators if needed on press.
  • Help achieve company production by supporting press operators Preparing dyes, inks, and material for press operators.
  • Make sure all press operators have supplies for jobs ( job templates, ink, paper).
  • Assist Press Operators Assist with all Printing Press Operations Printing $20 and $50 denominations
  • Loaded raw material for press operators.Kept a clean and sanitized working environment.Maintained product hardness sheets.Maintained quality control standards.

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2. Ink Fountains

high Demand
Here's how Ink Fountains is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Cleaned ink and distributing rollers, ink fountains, and printing type, using cleaning solvents, brushes and rags.
  • Obtain or mix inks and fill ink fountains, and clean fountains when job is completed.
  • Clean ink fountains, plates, or printing unit cylinders when press runs or completed.
  • Cleaned ink fountains, assisted pressmen in changing of blankets and rollers.
  • Fill ink fountains, change plates and help to maintain press units.
  • Clean ink fountains, blankets and back cylinders.
  • Obtain or mix inks and fill ink fountains.
  • Refilled and cleaned ink fountains.
  • Hang plates, set up feeder/stock, watch inks, set up and break down ink fountains.
  • Assist press crew with cleaning ink fountains, gluers, coatings and general press equipment.
  • Clean ink fountains, compensation and set up stackers.

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3. Web Press

high Demand
Here's how Web Press is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Coordinated daily activities on web press including roll tending, inking fountains and checking register and color on press sheets.
  • Remove folded signatures from web press and place signatures on pallet or skid for removal to warehouse or binding areas.
  • Assist in the running and set up of web presses used in the manufacture of paper cups and plates.
  • Prepare the web press and roll performance record, being sure that all pertinent information is included.
  • Helped on web presses, filling boxes, keeping materials up, maintenance.
  • Worked in Press Room as a Web Press Assistant.
  • Press helper on Heidelberg heat set web press.
  • Assisted the Web Press Operator in operating and maintaining web printing press to producehigh volume quality books.
  • Twin Wire and press helper on 3 color Stevens and Didde web presses.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of chemicals and ink for proper operation of web press.
  • Played an integral part in putting together the Banta Web Press training manual (T.A.T.
  • Place ads on pallets or in boxes Help re string the web press Fold rags, fill press wash bottles

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4. Safety Procedures

high Demand

5. Drill Press

high Demand
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6. Press Setup

high Demand
Here's how Press Setup is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Check orders for proper size, and gear size, and colors used for prepress setup.

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7. Set-Up

high Demand
Here's how Set-Up is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Prepare and set-up cutter for jobs using mathematical calculations.
  • Lowered set-up times, as part of a team effort, to cut production costs for the company.
  • Assisted press operator in the set-up of press for manufacturing of corrugated boxes.
  • Prepare and set-up press; includes mathematical calculations and data entry.
  • Help Set-up Press; Clean-up Press; and Pull Raw Materials.
  • Assist pressman with set-up of press.
  • Assist the Pressmen in the set-up, make-ready, operation and maintenance of the web or sheet fed offsetpress.
  • Assist operator with set-ups, load raw materials onto splicer's, Ran press for operator during breaks/meetings/lunches.

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8. Paper Rolls

high Demand
Here's how Paper Rolls is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Keep ink filled on press machine, reload new paper rolls on the machine and make sure the area was clean.
  • Assigned the duties of changing paper rolls on press, checking register (print alignment and quality) maintenance of equipment.
  • Press, checked ink, cleaned rolls between jobs, and loaded bulk paper rolls onto press.
  • Maintained ink drums; loaded and unloaded paper rolls and plastic in machines.
  • Unloaded paper rolls off of rail cars and trucks.
  • Readied paper rolls to load into the press.
  • Restock paper rolls for continuous feed.
  • Changed paper rolls on press.

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9. Necessary Adjustments

high Demand
Here's how Necessary Adjustments is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Monitor environmental factors, such as humidity and temperature, that may impact equipment performance and make necessary adjustments.
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print run to identify any necessary adjustments.
  • Load presses with paper and make necessary adjustments, according to paper size.
  • Collect and inspect random check copies to identify any necessary adjustments.

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10. Load Paper

high Demand
Here's how Load Paper is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Load ink, check ink levels, load paper, manage the paper feeder, clean rollers when switching jobs.
  • Assist pressman run the press* Load paper and ink for each job* Clean and maintain the press
  • Load paper and ink into press.
  • Hand load paper on to skids.
  • Load paper for press machines.
  • Check print registration, ink viscosity, load paper onto press * Assist in making readies and operate forklift
  • Load and preload paper, fill inks, clean plates and blankets, pick hickeys.
  • Helped the Pressman in making the newspaper( load paper, ink)
  • Assisted the Press Operator Load paper, fill ink pans, etc.

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11. Pallet Jack

high Demand
Here's how Pallet Jack is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Utilized forklifts / pallet jacks (electric & hydraulic) to move product in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Assist press man with any other tasks needed, transport pallets of paper using an electronic pallet jack.
  • Operated bridge cranes, manual and electric pallet jacks, and forklifts to move materials and products.
  • Drive hoist, use electric and hand pallet jacks, use power ratchet.
  • Helped package products for shipments using pallet jack.
  • Transported pallet to shipping area using pallet jack.
  • Certified operator for forklift and pallet jack.
  • Operate overhead cranes, jib cranes, forklifts, pallet jacks, and manlifts.
  • Assist convertingmachine operators in loading printed film for bag machine converting.Equipment: forklift and pallet jacks.
  • Load ink Load paper Run pallet jack and fork lift Shipping and receiving
  • Prepare press for operation Change ink Clean press-stack paper operate lift and pallet jack maintain clean work area

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12. Clamp Truck

high Demand
Here's how Clamp Truck is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Web up press Wash blankets Hang paper rolls Operate clamp truck Adjust cut off Change blankets Fill inks Stack bundles Press maintenance
  • Bring paper rolls using clamp truck and prepare for use on press.
  • Use clamp truck fork lift, paper baler and various hand tools to complete necessary tasks.
  • Press Helper Drove Clamp truck to retrieve rolls of paper for the presses.

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13. Raw Materials

high Demand
Here's how Raw Materials is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
  • Insured all raw materials were available to produce a quality product.
  • Set up and supplied press with raw materials for production.
  • Staged raw materials for transition to second stage of processing.
  • Ordered raw materials needed for upcoming jobs.
  • Order raw materials as needed.
  • Managed inventory levels of all raw materials needed Covered for operator during absence.

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14. Press RUN

high Demand
Here's how Press RUN is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Help press operator set up and run press also clean press parts an also got any materials to keep press running
  • Helped set up and break down Presses, wash up tools and equipment and secure materials to keep press running.
  • Filled ink wells for proper colors needed for press run.
  • Mixed ink and fountain solution to make press run smoothly.
  • Ensured all material needed for press run was readily available.
  • Clean and maintain cleaning plates before and after press run.
  • Maintained feeder and kept paper loaded for press run.
  • Changed blankets and plates for press run.
  • Ensured ink levels during press run.
  • clean up fines and make sure press runs to standard
  • help on press runs / clean up / paper route / building up keep

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15. Color Press

average Demand
Here's how Color Press is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Operated six color press for wallpaper manufacturing company.
  • Assisted the pressman maintain and produce high quality work on a Heidelberg Six-Color Press
  • Set up, load and assist with troubleshooting on a six color press.
  • Helped the press operator run the 5 color press.
  • Help pressman on Heidelberg 5 color press.
  • Run a 6 Color press.
  • Worked on a Toshiba tabloid press, and M1000A multi-color press.
  • Assisted the press operators on Komori 40sp 5-color presses.

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16. Press Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Press Maintenance is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Assist in normal press maintenance, keeps area clean.
  • Assist on press maintenance and cleanliness program.
  • Press maintenance: ink filter cleaning.
  • Assisted in any press maintenance.
  • Assisted with press operation Palletizing and shipping Press maintenance
  • Cut and load paper stock Press Maintenance Manage paper and ink inventory Clean press

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17. Paper Stock

average Demand
Here's how Paper Stock is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Reviewed production orders and ensured proper paper stocks are loaded.
  • Fed large formatted paper stock into sheet fed press machines.
  • Mix Ink, prepare paper stock for upcoming jobs.
  • Stage and load appropriate paper stocks.
  • Operated forklift and organized materials according to company procedure.Responsible for organizing paper stock to match tickets.Ensured chemicals were full for production.

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18. Press Area

average Demand
Here's how Press Area is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Keep press area clean and maintaining press needs by way of oiling, greasing and keeping press polished.
  • Assist in cleaning press and press area after production runs.
  • Ensured printing press area was clean and free of debris.
  • Cleaned press area - swept, mopped, dusted.
  • Clean and maintain back of press area.
  • Assist pressman as needed Keep press area clean
  • Assist sanatation, on cleanlyness of press areas.

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19. Komori

average Demand
Here's how Komori is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Press helper on 40" six color Komori.
  • Help operate Komori and KBA presses.
  • Press helper on Komori 26" 5-color sheetfed press.
  • Operate feeder on Komori 40" 6-color and Komori 26" 5-color sheetfed presses.

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20. Press Cylinders

average Demand
Here's how Press Cylinders is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Feed paper through press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.
  • Diversified Sorces Homewood, AL Feed paper through press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.

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21. Hand Tools

average Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Clean or oil presses or make minor repairs, using hand tools.

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22. Press Plates

average Demand
Here's how Press Plates is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Mounted printing press plates into machine, mounting each plate on its proper cylinders.
  • Maintained press plates, cylinder chambers, and blades to ensure quality assurance.
  • Change press plates, blankets, or cylinders, as required.

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23. Offset Press

average Demand
Here's how Offset Press is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Assist press operator in setting up an offset press.
  • Assisted Press Operator on a variety of offset presses.
  • Worked in the offset press room on 4 and 8 color web offset presses.
  • Assisted Press Operator on a Shinohara 4 color offset press.
  • Operated Goss press and the 28 offset press
  • loaded inks and paper for offset press.
  • Press helper Zirkon---entry-level position on Zirkon heat web-offset press.
  • Palletized product/maintained work area, for Goss web offset press

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24. Flexo

average Demand
Here's how Flexo is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Assist the press operator in the set up and operation of six color flexographic presses.
  • Helped on an 8 color flexor printing press, paperwork, forklift driving.
  • Operate and perform change overs on Flexo Printing Presses safely and efficiently.
  • Press side assistant, plate mounting, and flexo screen making.
  • Worked as a Press Helper at a flexo printing company.
  • Decreased set-up times for flexographic presses by 5-10 minutes.
  • Assist in the daily activities of flexographic printing presses.
  • Set up Flexo 4 color process with die cutting.
  • Cross trained to operate various flexograph machine types.
  • Assist with and setup flexographic presses.
  • Operate a Fischer & Kreche central impression flexo press.
  • Train and assist first helper, flexo stacker.
  • help press operator and operate, when needed, to work on 10 color vera-flex flexographic printing press.
  • Job Descriptions Press Helper on 48" central Impression Flexographic press Set ups and wash ups.
  • press helper working with webtron mark andy and comco flexo presses.

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25. Job Orders

average Demand
Here's how Job Orders is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.

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26. Quality Standards

average Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Examined products to verify they met quality standards.

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27. Press Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Press Equipment is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Perform full maintenance duties to all press equipment.
  • Assisted in setting up press equipment.
  • Monitored press equipment to insure equipment is operating properly and performed routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Assisted Press Operator with loading and operating press equipment Assisted with the maintenance of the press equipment
  • Assisted in press equipment set-ups Set-up and adjusted ink pumps.
  • Remove printed materials from the press * Stack and count bundles * Clean or change press equipment for a new run
  • Assist pressmen with printing labels Training to operate press Maintain press equipment

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28. Press Room

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Here's how Press Room is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Maintain cleanliness of press room, ink room, reel room, and maintenance room.
  • Assist Pressman XL 145 & XL 105 Clean and organize press room Load and unload pallets Maintain jobs and work schedule

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29. Quality Checks

average Demand
Here's how Quality Checks is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Used calipers, micrometers, blueprints and templates for quality checks.
  • Perform numerous quality checks to ensure a high quality product.
  • Watch over press and perform quality checks.
  • Operate machine in operators absence..Install die-boards, printing plates, quality checks.

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32. Machine Operation

low Demand

33. Paper Size

low Demand
Here's how Paper Size is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Order correct paper size, prepare next color.

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34. Daily Operations

low Demand
Here's how Daily Operations is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Executed daily operations of observing monitors that kept printing in registration.
  • Run feeder, assist pressman in daily operations, maintain supplies and house keeping
  • Reported to the press room supervisor for the daily operations of press.
  • Execute daily operations of attending to the baler room.
  • Executed daily operations of putting material on press.
  • Learned the daily operations of a press room and ran a Heidelberg 6 color with coater

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35. Unload Trucks

low Demand
Here's how Unload Trucks is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Keep press loaded with paper keep trays full of paint mixing move material with forklift help and warehouseload and unload trucks
  • Job included pulling materals for printing presses, Also to load and unload trucks and rail road cars

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37. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Job Details:, Provide support operating press, General maintenance of Press, Warehouse, Forklift operator.
  • Set up and run print press* Maintaining Ink levels and film for printing* Cleaning area and general maintenance
  • Acquired hands on experience maintaining color, operating the feeder and general maintenance of the press.
  • Assisted with general maintenance and repairs on productionmachines.
  • Print Press Operator/Apprentice Certified Forklift Operator General Maintenance Minor Carpentry work Hand bindery Delivery Driver Shipping/Receiving

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38. Clean Press

low Demand
Here's how Clean Press is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Clean press folders, dust collectors and ink filters Ship and receive press rollers Load and unload 50 gallon drums
  • Clean press, clean rollers, load stock, clean plates.

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39. Hand Trucks

low Demand
Here's how Hand Trucks is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Operated fork lifts and electric hand trucks and loaded projects onto skids to be shipped.
  • Use hand trucks and forklift.

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40. Color Accuracy

low Demand
Here's how Color Accuracy is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Inspected and examined printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications and external defects.

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41. Stock Specifications

low Demand

42. Job Tickets

low Demand

43. Plastic Material

low Demand
Here's how Plastic Material is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Inserted spindle through roll of plastic material and adjusted collars to center roll on spindle.
  • Assisted in printing designs on plastic material.
  • Assisted in printing designs on plastic material Setting up presses Ordered ink and other supplies

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44. Different Types

low Demand

45. Job Jackets

low Demand
Here's how Job Jackets is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Learned how to read job jackets and do check outs of product to assure job is set up to jacket standards.

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46. Final Product

low Demand
Here's how Final Product is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Stage jobs to ensure quality of final product.
  • Assist Operator *Set-up press *Order films *Inspect final product *Problem solve *Build blades for press *Gear-up cylinders *Clean work area

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47. Didde

low Demand
Here's how Didde is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Fed 8 color Didde V.I.P.

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49. Press Rolls

low Demand
Here's how Press Rolls is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Threaded material through press rolls and taped end to winding roll.
  • Threaded paper materials through press rolls.

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50. Mount Plates

low Demand
Here's how Mount Plates is used in Press Helper jobs:
  • Tone inks and mount plates.
  • Assist operator, mount plates,change ink decks watch to cover lunch breaks.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Press Helper

Press Operators18.9%
Ink Fountains17.8%
Web Press7.1%
Safety Procedures6.4%
Drill Press5.4%
Press Setup4.6%
Set-Up4.6%
Paper Rolls4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Press Helper

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Press Operators
Press Operators
14%
14%
2
2
Ink Fountains
Ink Fountains
13.2%
13.2%
3
3
Web Press
Web Press
5.2%
5.2%
4
4
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
4.7%
4.7%
5
5
Drill Press
Drill Press
4%
4%
6
6
Press Setup
Press Setup
3.5%
3.5%
7
7
Set-Up
Set-Up
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Paper Rolls
Paper Rolls
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Necessary Adjustments
Necessary Adjustments
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Load Paper
Load Paper
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Pallet Jack
Pallet Jack
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Clamp Truck
Clamp Truck
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
Press RUN
Press RUN
2%
2%
15
15
Color Press
Color Press
2%
2%
16
16
Press Maintenance
Press Maintenance
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Paper Stock
Paper Stock
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Press Area
Press Area
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Komori
Komori
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Press Cylinders
Press Cylinders
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Press Plates
Press Plates
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Offset Press
Offset Press
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Flexo
Flexo
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Job Orders
Job Orders
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Press Equipment
Press Equipment
1%
1%
28
28
Press Room
Press Room
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Print Quality
Print Quality
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Print Jobs
Print Jobs
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Paper Size
Paper Size
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Unload Trucks
Unload Trucks
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Print Runs
Print Runs
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Clean Press
Clean Press
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Hand Trucks
Hand Trucks
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Color Accuracy
Color Accuracy
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Stock Specifications
Stock Specifications
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Job Tickets
Job Tickets
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Plastic Material
Plastic Material
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Different Types
Different Types
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Job Jackets
Job Jackets
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Final Product
Final Product
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Didde
Didde
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Print Cylinders
Print Cylinders
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Press Rolls
Press Rolls
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Mount Plates
Mount Plates
0.6%
0.6%

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