Carbon Printer

Transfer images onto polished surface of copper cylinder.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carbon Printers do?

Transfers image onto polished surface of copper cylinder to be used in rotogravure process, using photographic equipment: Places sensitized carbon tissue in frame over setup form of matter to be reproduced, and exposes assembly to arc light. Removes tissue after exposure, trims to size, and affixes it to surface of cylinder. May mix chemicals to prepare sensitizing solution and immerse tissue in solution to produce sensitized coating on tissue.

Should I be a Carbon Printer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Butter Printer, Linoleum Printer, Reticle Printer

    How to become a Carbon Printer

    Carbon Printers 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 Carbon Printer-related education!
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