Envelope Patternmaker

Draw patterns and prescribe manufacturing specifications for envelopes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Envelope Patternmakers do?

Draws patterns and prescribes manufacturing specifications for envelopes, compiling required data from customer orders, machine capacities, and knowledge of envelope manufacturing: Computes size, number, and type of paper sheets needed to fill order, using trigonometry, and knowledge of paper sizes and paper cutting machines. Sketches layout and dimensions of envelope on cardboard, using ruler, square, and other drawing instruments. Selects machines, dies, tools, and compiles machine setup data for such operations as paper and die cutting, machine and hand folding, printing, paneling, and attaching fastening devices, utilizing knowledge of machines, tools, and equipment. Determines sequence of manufacturing operations, utilizing knowledge of types and capacities of available machines, and lists such data on layout card.

Should I be an Envelope Patternmaker?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Patternmaker, Envelope

    How to become an Envelope Patternmaker

    Envelope Patternmakers 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 Envelope Patternmaker-related education!
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