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"Engraver, Hand"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Engrave designs and identifying information onto rollers or plates used in printing.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Engraver, Hand"

1) Cuts grooves of specified depth and uniformity into printing roller following lines of design impression.

2) Cuts around drawn pattern leaving raised design or letters, using cutting tools.

3) Presses sketch on copper printing roller to produce impression of design.

4) Traces pattern of design and letters in reverse on linoleum or two-or three-ply rubber, using ruler, pencil, drawing instruments, or cutting tools.

5) Cuts strip of engraving gum (two- or three-ply rubber, cemented to cloth backing) using knife.

6) Prepares additional rubber plates for jobs requiring colors by omitting different portions of design or lettering on each plate.

7) Refers to sketch to ensure that lines of only one printing color are engraved into each roller.

8) Glues rubber or linoleum pattern to wood block.

9) Punches holes in plate to fasten plate to press, using hand tools.

 

 


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Job Description for "Engraver, Hand" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-9194.06