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.
Who today does not have a printer at home. Their prices are becoming more affordable and operating costs lower. Multifunction devices offer increasingly larger scanning resolutions, less margin, larger formats, etc.
But still, such home printers are far behind the professional equipment used in professional printers. Not to mention the much larger range of techniques used, which have nothing to do with those we know from home printers. Printed roll, solvent, water, anhydrous - long to exchange. The quality of such printouts is higher, which entails the obvious higher costs of printing itself.
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?
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