Hand Roller Engraver

Engrave designs into copper textile printing rollers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Roller Engravers do?

Engraves designs into copper textile printing rollers, using graver, punches, hammer, and sketches: Presses sketch on roller to produce impression of design. Cuts grooves of specified depth and uniformity into roller following lines of design impression. Refers to sketch to ensure that lines of only one printing color are engraved into each roller. May inspect design for defective engraving and reengrave roller to meet specifications. May engrave designs, using engraving machine [ENGRAVER, MACHINE].

Should I be a Hand Roller Engraver?

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

  • Also known as: Hand Engraver, Hand Engraver Apprentice, Roller Engraver, Roller Engraver, Hand

    How to become a Hand Roller Engraver

    Most Hand Roller Engravers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Master's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9uaaaa&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2825%25%29|||master%27s+%281%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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