Paint out specified portions of etched designs on printing rollers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stagers do?

Paints out specified portions of etched design on printing rollers to prevent further etching or paints around images on printing rollers to cover pinholes and scratches, using brushes and acid-resistant paint.

Should I be a Stager?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Sizing Sponger, Streaker, Stroker

    How to become a Stager

    Most Stagers 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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