Becoming a Screen Printer
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Becoming a Screen Printer

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Prepares stencils, and sets up and operates power-driven or hand-operated screen print equipment.
Training time 2 - 3 years
Average pay $54,578
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 300

What does a Screen Printer do?

  • setting up and supervising the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
  • binding full, half and limp-bound books, and repairing bindings
  • folding, collating and sewing signatures by machine and hand
  • operating paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming, and programming electronically operated units
  • operating systems to insert printed material into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
  • embellishing printed products automatically and manually
  • operating photographic and electronic reproduction devices
  • preparing stencils using computer and hand-cut methods
  • selecting, mixing and matching coloured inks and loading into screen printing presses


  • Screen Printing Stencil Preparer
  • Textiles Printer

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