Male screen printer operates a silk screen printing press with pink ink

Screen Printer

Screen Printers prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven or hand-operated screen print equipment.

Overview

Screen Printers prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven or hand-operated screen print equipment.

Day-to-day

  • embellishes printed products automatically and manually
  • operates photographic and electronic reproduction devices
  • prepares stencils using computer and hand cut methods
  • selects, mixes and matches coloured inks and loads them into screen printing presses
  • loads printed items into drying racks, and unloads and stacks dry items.

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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Screen Printer

  • You can work as a Screen Printer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, A certificate III, IV or diploma in print manufacturing or printing and graphic arts is usually required. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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