Silk Screen Cutter

Cut stencils by hand for use in silk screen printing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Silk Screen Cutters do?

Cuts stencils by hand for use in silk screen printing: Superimposes transparent gelatinous film or shellacked onionskin paper on design or lettering to be reproduced, and cuts outline of design, using knife. Irons stencil on silk or fine copper mesh screen to transfer film or shellac onto screen. Cuts additional stencils for each color to be printed in design. May draw design directly on screen and fill in surfaces around design with glue, lacquer, or paper. May print designs [SCREEN PRINTER]. May cut stencils for use in making computer circuit plug boards and be designated Silk-Screen-Layout Drafter.

Should I be a Silk Screen Cutter?

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

  • Also known as: Silk-Screen-Layout Drafter, Silk-Screen Maker

    How to become a Silk Screen Cutter

    Most Silk Screen Cutters 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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