Screen Maker

Build printing screens used to reproduce designs on wallpapers.

What does a Screen Maker do?

Builds printing screens used to reproduce designs on wallpaper: Cuts and assembles wood or metal frames of specified dimensions for printing screens, using saw, miter box, and other handtools, or fits together screen frame from precut and pregrooved parts. Clamps frame to screen stretcher and lifts bolt of specified screening material to letoff rack. Pulls screening material over frame and secures edges of screening on anchor pins of screen stretcher. Turns adjustment wheels on screen stretcher to stretch and straighten screening. Examines and feels screen to determine straightness and tension. Staples or glues screening materials to frame.