Striper

Operate cylinder presses to print color stripes on paper stocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stripers do?

Operates cylinder press to print color stripes on paper stock used for making paper bags or wrapping paper: Mounts roll of stock paper on unwind shaft, using hoist. Threads paper through rollers of press and onto windup shaft. Fills ink well with specified color of ink. Pushes button to start and stop machine. Observes operation and turns handwheels to adjust tension of paper. May clean inkwell, using alcohol.


Should I be a Striper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • How to become a Striper

    Stripers 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 Striper-related education!
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