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Print Controller Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,023 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Print Controller is $28,023 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Print Controller is between $24,959 and $32,728. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and adjusts photographic print developing equipment according to density, color, and size of prints: positions film in densitometer, reads dials, and records findings on plot sheet to locate defects in density and color balance.
  • Confers with supervisor, quality control (photofinishing) to determine adjustments required to bring print machine into balance.
  • Runs test film strip through print machine to evaluate machine exposure.
  • Removes cover from control panel of print machine to gain access to control shafts and adjustment knobs, using wrench.
  • Plugs electric timer into printer to determine time elapsed during printing operation.
  • Starts equipment, observes timer, and adjusts shafts and knobs to attain specified process settings, using handtools.
  • Locks control shafts of printer into position subsequent to final adjustment to prevent shifting in color or density balance during printing.
  • Keeps record of adjustments made for departmental use.
Print Controller Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Print Controller jobs: 3,197

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Print Controller Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Financial Controller and HR Manager- PILSEN area
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
DRAW Enterprises
We are seeking a Controller to join our team in Chicago, IL (Pilsen neighborhood) . Candidate must ... These include recyclables ranging from commercially generated cardboard, all grades of printer ...
Printing Press Operator
Apr 22
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Genesis Resources
Enters daily production data on PC located at Press and adjustments to press that are controlled by computer. * Performs machine trouble shooting and makes adjustments to correct quality or ...
CNC Milling Setup Operator (2nd Shift)
Jun 21
Kenosha, WI, USA
Bradshaw Medical
... print, making program adjustments as required. • Mount, install, align, and secure tools ... machine controllers to retrieve programmed instructions. • Preventative maintenance of CNC ...
Laser Setup Operator (2nd Shift)
Jun 7
Kenosha, WI, USA
Bradshaw Medical
... print. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Setup and operate laser marking equipment to ... temperature controlled. Company Description Here at Bradshaw Medical we give our customers the ...
Accounts Payable Associate
Jun 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd.
Prepare and recommend which invoices to pay on accounts payable summary for review by Controller to approve which vendors to include on weekly check run. * Select vendor invoices to pay and print A/P ...
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