Platemaker creates printing plates by exposing film to ultraviolet light. Performs tests to determine time required for exposure. Being a Platemaker repairs defective plates, installs and aligns plates, and transfers image as necessary. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Platemaker typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Platemaker may require 0-1 year of general work experience. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area.