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7343 PRINTING ENGRAVERS AND ETCHERS
 


    Printing engravers and etchers engrave lithographic stones and printing plates, rollers, dies and blocks by various processes.

    Tasks include -

    (a) cutting designs through film applied to surface of lithographic stones;

    (b) engraving steel and copper plates, rollers, dies or wood, rubber and linoleum blocks by hand;

    (c) engraving metal plates and rollers by machine;

    (d) transferring designs from lithographic stone to metal plates;

    (e) performing all or several tasks in preparing printing plates by photogravure process;

    (f) etching metal plates or rollers with acid and retouching;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Engraver, printing/lithographic stone

  • Engraver, printing/metal plate

  • Etcher, printing/metal plate

  • Photo-engraver


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Designer, graphic - 3471


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.