Career In Printing Technology

Do you like the idea to build your career based around the new printing technologies?….. then this article is a must read for you, here we are providing you the step by step guidance to make career in this field.

What is Printing Technology?

“Printing Technology means the wide range of technologies which are required to run printing & graphic communication jobs”.

Printing is a process to produce a picture or text by applying different methods like inked type, blocks, plates, etc. The first movable type printing was developed by Bi Sheng in China.

Printing Technology is one of the field in engineering courses which deals with printing press operations, design and creation. At present, printing technology is non-impact and mostly makes use of computers.

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Printing Technology is the combination of various skills such as scientific, technical & artistic.

It is a part of the mass communication process which involves various skills such as technical skills holds prime importance.

Print Technology was invented in the 14th century by Johannes Gutenberg of Europe. He is popularly known as the father of printing.


Courses & Eligibility

If you are seeking to pursue courses in the field of printing technology, then you have plenty of options to choose from. There are many diploma, bachelor, master and doctoral courses available in this field. Some most sought courses are listed here:

Diploma Courses:

Diploma in Printing Technology: It is a three-year duration’s course. Students can apply for this course after passing 10th with Mathematics & Technology Science.

Bachelor Courses:

B.Tech/B.E. in Printing Technology: Duration of this course is total four years. Candidates can get admission in this course after 12th with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects.

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Master Courses:

M.Tech/M.E. in Printing Technology: It is a master course with the duration of two years. To apply this course, students must have passed B.Tech or BE in the related field.

Doctoral Courses:

PhD. in Printing Technology: To get admission in PhD courses, students should hold a master degree in the related field. This course is offered in both full-time and part-time duration.

Other Certificate Courses:

The duration of certificate course is one year.

Some other certificate courses are:

  • Certificate in Printing Technology
  • Certificate in Pre-Press Operations
  • Certificate in Press Operations
  • Certificate Course in Offset Press Work
  • Certificate in Paper and Printing Technology

Subjects of Printing Technology

  • Theory of Printing Machine
  • Printing Process
  • Typography & Typesetting
  • Electrical Systems in Printing Machines
  • Quality Management
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Security Printing

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How to get admission in these programmes?

To get admission in bachelor courses (BE/B.Tech), candidates may appear in JEE Main 2020 or any other state level engineering entrance examination. Admission will be done on the basis of rank secured by the candidates in the exam.

Admission in master courses will be done on the basis of merit list prepared according to the rank secured by the candidates in the GATE 2020 or any other state level exam.

Some engineering entrance exams are listed here:

Colleges or universities offer courses in the field of printing technology are:

  • Anna University, College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai
  • Jadavpur University, Faculty Of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • JNTU College Of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Calicut University : Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malappuram
  • Institute of Printing Technology, Kerala

Career & Jobs

“With holding a degree in printing technology, you can expect lots of career opportunities in India as well as abroad.”

Printing Industry is one of the fastest growing industries of the country. Career opportunities are rising rapidly in this field. This field offers promising opportunities to the deserving one, but a lot of hard work and patience are also required.

Printing Technology has definite scope in today’s media-driven world. Printing Jobs are not restricted to the press industry.

After pursuing courses in this field, you can get jobs in magazines, newspapers and advertising agencies, government and private publication houses and teaching jobs in various colleges and universities.

You can work in private sectors, some government-run publishing houses approach printing technology graduates.

As a fresher, you work as an editor, sub-editor, assistant sub-editor, associate editor or assistant editor in the publication division.

You can also work as a production in-charge.

Job Profiles:

  • Printing Supervisor
  • Professor
  • Printing Trainee Engineer
  • Screen Room Printing Engineer
  • Printing Officer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Printing Technologists
  • Quality Assurance Engineers

Job Areas:

  • Publishing Companies / houses
  • News Papers Production
  • Digital Printing
  • Electronic Printing
  • Security Printing
  • Textile Industry
  • Automobile
  • Advertising Companies
  • Magazines
  • Polymer technology relating companies

Some Recruiters are:

  • Indian Express
  • Bennet and Coleman
  • Shreeji printers
  • Anandabazar Publications
  • The Times of India
  • Multi Flex Lami Print
  • Printing Machine Manufacturers in India
  • Publication Division of India
  • Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India
  • State Textbook Corporations
  • Directorate of Printing and Stationery
  • Sahitya Academy
  • National Book Trust
  • National Council of Educational Research

Apart from all these, you can also work as a teacher in various institutions. Teaching is a very promising career option. You have to pass the CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET).


“In terms of Salary, this field offers handsome packages to the deserving candidates.”

In India, a degree holder in printing technology can earn the starting salary between Rs.2 to 3 lacs per year. If you hold a higher position you will earn higher salary packages.

In the United States, the average salary of a Printer Technician is around $50k per year. Candidates who have higher degrees and sufficient experience in this field can earn the handsome salary.

Books & Study Materials

Some best books to study printing technology are listed here:

The Complete Book on Printing Technology by NIIR Board

Hand book of printing technology (offset, screen, flexo, gravure, inkjet & digital) by EIRI Books

Printing Technology (Design Concepts) by J. Michael Adams

Handbook on Printing Technology by NIIR Board

Printing Inks by NIIR Board

For any further queries related to Career In Printing Technology, you can ask us by commenting below.

Displaying 35 Comments
  1. Malgunde vishal vitthal says:

    Printing & packsing technology

  2. Olagundoye Emmanuel Ayorinde says:

    I want to pursue degree programme in printing technology. I have over twenty years of experience in the field. How do I go about getting the form and others. Thanks

  3. Shivam says:

    Can u please guide me brother . I’m in first year of printing technology.

  4. Jimoh Akeem Olaide says:

    I’m from Nigeria how can I apply

  5. Shiva anand says:

    I’m doing my degree in computer’s now I want to do my masters in printing technology is it possible pls help me out

  6. Abhisek pramanick says:

    Sir i want to distance mode or on line courses in printing technology . Please guide me.i leave in kolkata

  7. Darshan says:

    I’m studying (Final year)diploma in printing technology
    I wish to go for higher studies (BE)
    Can any one give best guidelines to continue my life with printing

  8. Praduman Upadhyay says:

    I have 29 years experience in printing industries . I am a diploma holder in printing technology . I want to in printing technology through distance mode or online mode or evening classes.please guide me . I want to admission 2019 – 20 in B . Tech . in printing technology .

  9. Ashutosh Jha says:

    Sir ,I’m Complete printing technology diploma, Pusa Institute Delhi. so how can I get a job in the times of india delhi press .
    Plzzzzz sir reply me fasttttand I get 70% marks, so plzzzz I request u to help me….

  10. Chirag says:

    I am studying final year in SIPT Polytechnic (Tamil Nadu) and now i wish to go for higher studies . So anyone suggest me that in which univeristy i should study B.Tech in printing technology.

  11. Prince oshimiri o. says:

    Please dear,I have national diploma in printing technology,but what to forward my study abroad to any best institution that offering printing as course, but I don’t no how to get any of their application form to register.please help thanks.

  12. Avneesh shukla says:

    Sir ,I’m a student in printing technology Allahabad and that is my final year in this diploma so how can I get a job in the times of india delhi press .
    Plzzzzz sir reply me fasttttand I get 70%marks in previous semester so plzzzz u I request u to help me….

  13. Komal chauhan says:

    I have done mca from rtu with 74% . Am I eligible for net.

  14. Rishab kundra says:

    Brothers please guide me about printing technology.

  15. sivaramakrishnan says:

    My daughter completed printing technology B.Tech from Calicut University. She wish to undergo higher studies in this field. please let me know that the best course to select for her future career

  16. Nivi says:

    I had completed my degree course in B.E Printing Technology, I whim to do higher studies so where I can do my higher studies and in which major

  17. Anup says:

    I am an arts student and want to do printing technology course

  18. SACHIN A says:

    I Need Adimission In PRINTING TECHNOLOGY IN HYDERABAD I’m Already Doing Job In PRE-PRESS With 4 Year’s Experience

  19. Akshay Bagade says:

    Which extracurricular cources in printing engineering we should have to learn

  20. Akshay Bagade says:

    I am studying in B.E degree course of printing engineering which printing cources I should have to learn…….

  21. raviraj choudhary says:

    Sir am complete deploma in printing technology .. but i have not a job please sir you know any job so please suggest me ..

  22. hardik says:

    Sir i am a first year student at mit manipal
    And my branch is printing engineering
    I want to ask that what are the internships available for a first year student in this field for 2-3 weeks in summers.

  23. Ankur says:

    Sir I am an electronics can I work in printing technology companies ..plzz reply.

  24. ajay says:

    i want to do rifinary and petro chemical diploma course from class 10th is it good or not

  25. jasir says:

    I got an admission in printing technology in calicut unversity, may be i get an admission in mbbs based on neet.. .. Which is better

  26. Sanjeev says:

    Please tell me about certificate in printing technology one year course evening classes regular

  27. Amichand Prajapat says:

    I haven’t any diploma in printing technology but I have 20 years experience in offset printing

  28. Hitesh says:

    Can you suggest a part-time/weekend/Diploma/certificate or degree course in printing technology in Bangalore.

    I want to learn detailed and practical knowledge as I am planning to start my own printing business but I want a part-time course only. Also, I am ready to pursue multiple courses to learn all the details.

  29. paste shivaji says:

    I have passed printing technology course in 2009 but I have not experience please replay sir my mo no is 9049040809

  30. eswaran says:

    10th pass get in 396 marks

  31. Nandan kumar says:

    I’m student of printing technology in final year

  32. Saurabh Kumar Pandey says:

    I’m good technician for roto grevear printing

    • Jayant Rautela says:

      Is any job vacancies available for Diploma holder fresher candidates around at Delhi NCR,if available so please contact me.

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