Screen printers set up and operate power-driven or hand-operated screen printing machines to create images.
Duties & Tasks
Screen printers may perform the following tasks:prepare stencils to be printed by handcutting, photographic or electronic methods
choose, mix and match coloured inks and load ink into printing machines
load paper, fabric, plastic or other material onto printing machines, making sure that objects to be printed are lined up correctly and, if there is more than one colour, that the colours are properly aligned
control machines and check the quality of printing
keep records of work completed
put the stencils onto a mesh fabric-printing screen and operate the printing machine, then dry the printed items by loading them into drying racks or dryers using hot air or ultraviolet light
unload printed items from drying racks and stack them
remove waste, clean and maintain machines, and maintain and care for equipment including cameras and lenses, screens, stops and filters.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected) with normal colour vision
good hand-eye coordination
good problem-solving skills.