1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4914-11 Screen Printer

Prepares stencils and sets up and operates power-driven or hand-operated screen printers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operates photographic or electronic reproduction devices
  • prepares stencils using computer or hand-cut methods
  • selects, mixes and matches coloured inks and loads into presses
  • loads paper, fabric, plastic or other material stock and adjusts registers of feeder mechanisms
  • controls machines and inspects quality of printing
  • loads printed items into drying racks, and unloads and stacks dry items
  • carries out general finishing operations
  • performs routine maintenance of machines and attachments
  • reclaims screens
  • may prepare art work and set type
  • may supervise other screen printers and printing hands

Specialisations:
Screen Printing Stencil Preparer
Textiles Printer

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