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Machine Inker

Tend machines that apply ink or stain to shoe soles or heels.

What does a Machine Inker do?

Tends machine that applies ink or stain to color edges of shoe soles or heels, by any of following methods: Inserts and guides outsole or midsole between pressure roller and ink-covered rollers of machine. Depresses pedal that separates feed rollers; releases pedal that closes and starts rollers that hold and turn sole edge against inked wheel. Positions and guides soles under machine nozzle that applies ink or stain to edge of attached outsole. Positions heel against machine guide and turns heel against revolving brush that applies ink to heel edge. May be designated according to part colored as Heel-Edge Inker, Machine; Sole-Edge Inker, Machine.