Decal Applier

Apply decal designs to surfaces by moisture process.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Decal Appliers do?

Applies decal designs to surfaces by moisture process: Cleans surface to be covered, using moist cloth. Submerges decal in water to moisten adhesive and backing paper. Positions decal on surface visually or using template and smooths out air bubbles with roller or edge board. Slides backing paper from decal and wipes off excess adhesive with damp cloth. May cut out decals from sheet with scissors. May varnish over design. When applying decals to chinaware, may be designated Print Decorator.


Should I be a Decal Applier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Decaler, Decal Maker, Decal Transferrer, Lead Applier, Print Applier, Special-Lining Applier

    How to become a Decal Applier

    Most Decal Appliers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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