Sample Book Maker

Tend machines that cut wallpaper samples and assemble them as sample books.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sample Book Makers do?

Tends machine that cuts wallpaper samples and assembles samples to make sample book: Transfers specified rolls of wallpaper to cutting machine, using handtruck, and lifts roll onto letoff rack. Threads wallpaper through machine and pushes lever to specified setting for cutting width. Sets type on printing cylinder of machine to print identifying information on wallpaper samples. Turns setscrews to synchronize printing with cutting process and starts machine. Sorts and stacks wallpaper samples on shelves according to code number. Assembles wallpaper samples in specified sequence to make sample book. Trims assembled wallpaper samples with powered shear and staples them together. May be designated according to specific task performed as Sheeter-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Sample Book Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Sample Box Maker

    How to become a Sample Book Maker

    Most Sample Book Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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