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  • 1) Carves designs and lettering in wooden blocks or rollers used to print articles, such as cloth, greeting cards, and posters following sketch or photograph, using gravers handtools and machines: Traces or draws design on wooden block or roller, using pencil, ruler, dividers, or pantograph.

  • 2) Cuts design in block or roller, using wood-carving and engraving tools and power router.

  • 3) Rounds and bevels top edges, smooths sides and base, and cuts sharp angles, ridges, and joints to produce detail in printing and to finish type, using file and knife.

  • 4) Carves separate block for each color of multicolor pattern.

  • 5) May design pattern for use in cloth printing.

  • 6) May carve lettering and designs freehand.

  • 7) May cut and bend metal strips to conform to contours of design, using files, pliers, and pincers, and force strips into grooves of block to produce raised printing surface.

  • 8) May operate copy camera to produce negative from photograph or drawing of design.




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DOT:   979.281-014

Job Number: 3594