Textile Screen Maker

Prepare stencils used in screen printing of textile materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Textile Screen Makers do?

Prepares stencils used in screen printing of textile materials: Assembles prefabricated parts to construct silk screen frame, using handtools and wing nuts. Clamps frame and silk screen material in stretching machine and activates machine that stretches screen material over frame. Glues screen to frame and cuts excess material from around frame, using glue applicator and scissors. Coats screen with photosensitive emulsion, using brush. Positions negative on glass bed of photoprint machine and centers screen over negative. Activates photoprint machine that exposes screen and negative to high intensity light to develop pattern on screen. Washes unexposed emulsion from screen, using water and hose. Applies resist coating to screen to protect pattern, using brush, and removes resist coating from open areas of pattern, using suction machine.


Should I be a Textile Screen Maker?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Textile Screen Printer

    How to become a Textile Screen Maker

    Textile Screen Makers 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 Textile Screen Maker-related education!
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