Printing Screen Assembler

Stretch and fasten screening materials to metal frames.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Printing Screen Assemblers do?

Stretches and fastens screening material to metal frames to make printing screens, using either of following methods: Positions frame in holding fixture of stretcher. Places specified length of screening material, such as silk, polyester, or metal mesh, over frame and secures edges of material in clamps of stretcher. Turns ratchet wheels on stretcher to stretch and straighten screening material. Examines and feels screening material to determine tension. Places tension measuring instrument on screening material to measure tension according to specifications. Glues screening material to frame and removes frame from stretcher. Trims excess material from frame, using knife. Clamps specified length of screening material to screen frame. Tightens screws of frame to stretch and straighten screening material according to sequence diagram, using handtool. Examines screen for defects, such as runs or torn areas.


Should I be a Printing Screen Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Paster, Screen Printing

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