Pattern Hand

Print patterns on paper strips and glue to wood or plastic sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pattern Hands do?

Prints patterns on paper strips and glues printed strips to wood or plastic sheets to guide workers engaged in cutting sheets: Covers metal cut of desired pattern with printing ink, using hand roller. Places paper strip on lower platen of hand transfer press, and positions inked cut on paper strip. Moves lever to close press and stamp pattern on paper strip. Removes printed strip from press and glues strip to wood or plastic sheet. May nail several sheets together when more than one object is to be cut to same pattern.

Should I be a Pattern Hand?

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

  • Also known as: Pearl Hand, Pit Hand

    How to become a Pattern Hand

    Pattern Hands 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 Pattern Hand-related education!
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