Ben-Day Artist

Apply benday tints to drawings or to plates with inked screen or pattern.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ben-Day Artists do?

Applies benday tints to drawings or to zinc or aluminum plates with inked screen or pattern: Positions mask over parts of drawing or plate not to be shaded, or brushes protective coating over those parts as determined by inspection of copy. Applies ink to screen or pattern, places screen or pattern over drawing or plate, and applies pressure to transfer ink from screen, using roller or burnisher. Washes ink and protective coating from parts of drawing not to be shaded.

Should I be a Ben-Day Artist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Artist, Color Separation, Commercial Artist, Lettering, Script Artist

    How to become a Ben-Day Artist

    Ben-Day Artists generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ben-Day Artist-related education!
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