Color Paste Mixer

Tend machines to mix color pastes for use in printing textiles.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Color Paste Mixers do?

Tends machine to mix color paste for use in printing textiles: Measures out specified amounts of base colors and thickener, using calibrated ladles and spoons. Mixes ingredients in tub, using power mixer, and observes mixture to determine when ingredients have combined. Smears sample of printing paste on cloth and submits sample smear to COLORIST for comparison with color standard. Adds base colors to mixture when advised by COLORIST. May strain color paste through cloth to remove lumps. May convey tubs of color to printing machine, using handtruck.


Should I be a Color Paste Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Paper Colorer

    How to become a Color Paste Mixer

    Most Color Paste Mixers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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