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Rubber Engraver

Engrave rubber plates used in printing designs and lettering on materials.

What does a Rubber Engraver do?

Engraves rubber plates used in printing designs and lettering on fabric or other materials, using knife, mechanical drawing tools and handtools: Cuts strip of engraving gum from roll, using knife. Positions design over strip and traces outline or draws letters, using pencil and mechanical drawing tools, leaving impression in surface of strip. Cuts around impression with knife to one-ply depth and pulls cut rubber from strip, leaving raised design or lettering. Prepares additional rubber plates for jobs requiring colors by omitting different portions of design or lettering from each plate. Punches hole on either side of plate and inserts and clinches grommet around hole, using setting tool and hammer, for use in fastening plate to press.