Printing Technology

In our day to day lives, we come across varied printed material in newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogues, advertisements, posters, billboards, hoardings, boxes & cartons & much more. Printing is a process to produce a picture or text by applying different methods like inked type, blocks, plates, etc. Bi Sheng developed the first movable type of printing in China. Printing Technology is a field in engineering courses that deals with printing press operations, design, and creation. At present, printing technology is non-impact and mostly makes use of computers. Printing technology is something that includes a process to be covered for imprinting images and texts. The Printing Industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Career opportunities are rising rapidly in this field.

Printing Technology


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma Course Class 10 + 2 3 years
B.E./B.Tech. Class 10 + 2 (PCM) + Engineering Entrance Test 4 years
M.Tech. B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Test 2 years
Ph.D. / Doctorate Course M.E./M.Tech. 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under-graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • JEE or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance Test

  • GUJCET (Gujarat)

  • MHCET (Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)


A graduate course from a private college will cost between INR One lakh to Rs. Two lakh per year excluding lodging and boarding expenses. However, in reputed government institutions fee ranges from Rs. Five thousand to Rs. Twenty thousand per year.

Skills Required   

  • Good Eyesight and visual accuracy

  • Updated with changing technologies

  • Critical thinking

  • Sound technical skills

  • Time management skills

  • Hardworking

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for Printing Technology engineers in various fields:

  • Publication Assistant:The task of Publication Assistant is to assist editorial staff in all tasks related to publication and to support managing editors.

  • Printing Technician: Printing Technician diagnose, troubleshoot and solve printer related issues and provide other technical support.

  • Prepress Operator: Prepress Operator is responsible for getting artwork done for customers and ensuring the quality and customer expectations in the work.

  • Technical Solutions Representative:The work of the representative is to provide technical support in installation, maintenance and services of an equipment and to help customers solve issues related to equipment.

  • Printing Supervisor:A Printing Supervisor, also known as Printing Manager controls, organises and monitors the flow of printed materials in a printing company.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech)   

  • Printing Technology

Postgraduate course (PG Diploma/M.E/M.Tech/PhD)  

  • Printing Technology

  • Ph.D in Printing Technology

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Indian Express

  • Bennet and Coleman

  • Anandabazar Publications

  • The Times of India

  • Multi Flex Lami Print

  • Sahitya Academy

  • National Book Trust

  • National Council of Educational Research

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.