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

Basic Job Description:

Cut and arrange film into flats (layout sheets resembling a film negative of text in its final form) which are used to make plates. Prepare separate flat for each color.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Stripper"

1) Examines negatives and photographs to detect defective areas, using lighted viewing table.

2) Makes proof from film flat to determine accuracy of flat.

3) Strips negative from base.

4) Aligns negatives and masks over unexposed film in vacuum frame to make negatives or positives for final film of each color.

5) Applies rubber solution and collodion to toughen negative, cuts to size, and immerses in acid bath to prepare negative for stripping.

6) Positions film negatives or positives on light table according to art layout, blueprint, and color register to form film flat.

7) Cuts image window area to allow exposure to plate or film, using razor or artist's knife.

8) Selects and inserts screen tints in film flat, using knowledge of dot percentages required to obtain specific colors.

9) Cuts masks and arranges negatives to prepare for contact printing, plate exposure, or proof making.

 

 

11) Examines pasteup, artwork, film, prints, and instructions to determine size and dimensions, number of job colors, and camera work needed.

12) Determines proportions needed to reduce or enlarge photographs and graphics to fit in designated area, using calculator or proportion scale.


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13) Determines or approves plans and page sequences to lay out job for specific printing press.

14) Examines proof returned by customer and makes corrections according to customer specifications.

15) Draws ruled lines and borders around negatives or positives.

16) Sends completed flat to proofing area or platemaking area for preparation of final proof or lithographic plate.

17) Touches up imperfections, using opaque and brush on negatives, and needle and crayon pencil on photographs.

Job Description for "Stripper" 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-C-E        SOC:  51-5022.06