Sketch Maker I

Trace designs on wood-printing blocks or rollers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sketch Maker Is do?

Traces designs on wood-printing blocks or rollers preparatory to engraving by ENGRAVER, BLOCK, using stylus, ink, and burnishing tool: Places drawing of design over wax paper and traces design, using stylus. Pours ink over wax paper to fill depressions made by stylus and wipes away excess ink. Wraps inked paper around wood-printing roller or positions paper on printing block. Rubs back of paper, using burnishing tool to transfer inked design to roller or block. May print proof impression of design from etched printing rollers onto wax paper to verify accuracy of etchings and be designated Impression Printer.


Should I be a Sketch Maker I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lithoplate Maker

    How to become a Sketch Maker I

    Sketch Maker Is 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 Sketch Maker I-related education!
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