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"Photoengraver"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Photograph copy, develop negatives, and prepare photosensitized metal plates for use in letterpress and gravure printing.

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

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Photoengraver"

1) Develops and prints negatives, positives, film, or plates by controlled exposure to light, using exposure equipment, chemical baths, and vacuum.

2) Positions, loads, or mounts copy, plates, film, or rollers and secures into place.

 

3) Brushes protective solution and powder on plate and starts machine to distribute acid or photosensitizing solution over plate or rollers.

4) Etches designs on metal rollers and plates, using etching machines, hand tools, and acidic chemicals, to produce printing plates and rollers.

5) Modifies or repairs plates or film, using etching and artist's brush, acid, and hand tools.

 

6) Matches colors with original to produce balanced color values or intensity design.

7) Studies and compares film negatives or positives with originals or design, to determine photographic requirements and verify reproduction.

8) Examines developed film, proof, or engravings, using magnifier, chalk, or charcoal to evaluate quality and detect errors.

9) Mixes caustic or acid solutions.

10) Computes camera machine settings for film exposure or reproduction, using equipment meter, computer, worksheets, and standard formulas and tables.

11) Washes rollers and plates preparatory to etching or to remove resistant solution and photographic emulsion, using water, cleaning solution, and brush.

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Job Description for "Photoengraver" continued here...

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


"Photoengraver"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  51-5022.03


 

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