Plate Painter

Paint colors on zinc plates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plate Painters do?

Paints colors on zinc plates, using brushes and watercolors, following colors in original design, to guide PANTOGRAPHER in transferring design to cloth-printing rollers.

Should I be a Plate Painter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Painter, Plate, Plate Painter Apprentice

    How to become a Plate Painter

    Most Plate Painters 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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