Screen Printer

Print designs on textiles using screens and squeegees.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screen Printers do?

Prints designs on textiles, such as cloth, towels, bath cloths, sheets, and pillowcases, using screen and squeegee: Sets register guides along edge of printing table at intervals specified for pattern repeat. Pours color paste onto screen and positions screen against guides over cloth. Draws squeegee across screen to press color paste through open portion of screen and print design. Repeats process with different screen for each color in design. Washes screens with water or solvent to remove color paste.


Should I be a Screen Printer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Screen Printer, Printed Circuit Boards, Silk-Screen Painter, Timber Sprinkler, Wallpaper Printer II

    How to become a Screen Printer

    Most Screen Printers 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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