Screen Maker

Build printing screens used to reproduce designs on wallpapers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screen Makers do?

Builds printing screens used to reproduce designs on wallpaper: Cuts and assembles wood or metal frames of specified dimensions for printing screens, using saw, miter box, and other handtools, or fits together screen frame from precut and pregrooved parts. Clamps frame to screen stretcher and lifts bolt of specified screening material to letoff rack. Pulls screening material over frame and secures edges of screening on anchor pins of screen stretcher. Turns adjustment wheels on screen stretcher to stretch and straighten screening. Examines and feels screen to determine straightness and tension. Staples or glues screening materials to frame.


Should I be a Screen 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Flat Screen Worker, Green End Man, Head Screen Worker

    How to become a Screen Maker

    Screen Makers 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 Screen Maker-related education!
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