DTP Operators and Their Work The DTP operator is a responsible person in printers, publishing houses and wherever materials are printed in large quantities, for the correct preparation of files that will be printed.
The task is easy and simple in theory, however, one small error of the DTP operator and the circulation of several thousand copies of newspapers can be thrown away.
In this work, many things may go wrong: change of paper for another, new printer with other inks, incorrect conversion of colors.
There are also typo errors, bad placement of some element or just a few details.
All this can end very badly and bring big losses - so it's work under stress and tension, because if something goes wrong it usually will be just for the DTP operator.
Printing at printing plants and printing plantsPaints, inks, paper, toners, foils and other consumables - these are things that can not be missing from printing plants.
They are ordered wholesale and also consumed in bulk.
For each order, the production costs are optimized, and the appropriate technique and type of printing is selected.
Graphic designers, DTP operators and printers deal with this.
They are responsible for the quality of the printout and as soon as something is wrong they are the first to be targeted by the dissatisfied boss.
Their work is quite hard and I have to admit that you have to really have a fuss to do it.
Work after hours, maximum focus and responsibility - definitely not work for everyone.
Changing print needs
Printing is needed, no one has doubts about it, but are they just as necessary as 20 years ago? This is a debatable issue, but certainly the market needs and consumer demand have changed a bit.
The production of marketing materials increased significantly - leaflets, banners, promotional leaflets, and advertisements - and decreased the production of books and magazines, mainly due to the popularization of the Internet.
Will we wait for the times when printers, DTP operators and printing house owners will have to look for a new job?