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Ben-Day Artist

Apply benday tints to drawings or to plates with inked screen or pattern.

What does a Ben-Day Artist do?

Applies benday tints to drawings or to zinc or aluminum plates with inked screen or pattern: Positions mask over parts of drawing or plate not to be shaded, or brushes protective coating over those parts as determined by inspection of copy. Applies ink to screen or pattern, places screen or pattern over drawing or plate, and applies pressure to transfer ink from screen, using roller or burnisher. Washes ink and protective coating from parts of drawing not to be shaded.