Sketch Maker I

Trace designs on wood-printing blocks or rollers.

What does a Sketch Maker I do?

Traces designs on wood-printing blocks or rollers preparatory to engraving by ENGRAVER, BLOCK, using stylus, ink, and burnishing tool: Places drawing of design over wax paper and traces design, using stylus. Pours ink over wax paper to fill depressions made by stylus and wipes away excess ink. Wraps inked paper around wood-printing roller or positions paper on printing block. Rubs back of paper, using burnishing tool to transfer inked design to roller or block. May print proof impression of design from etched printing rollers onto wax paper to verify accuracy of etchings and be designated Impression Printer.