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  • 1) Operates photocomposing machine to repeat designs on film for transfer to sensitized copper rollers used in printing such products as wallpaper and oilcloth: Sketches design layout on worksheet according to sequence in which design is to be repeated around roller.

  • 2) Computes machine setting required to repeat design on film as laid out on worksheet, using standard formulas and tables.

  • 3) Mounts positive print on negative frame, aligning centerline on print with centerline on frame, and tapes print in position.

  • 4) Masks area around print with black paper.

  • 5) Centers film on backboard of machine and tapes film in position.

  • 6) Lifts backboard against negative frame and locks in position.

  • 7) Moves negative frame in position for exposing film to first repeat of design, following computations on worksheet.

  • 8) Starts compressor that creates vacuum between negative frame and backboard, drawing backboard against negative frame.

  • 9) Exposes film to light through positive print for specified time, transferring image from print to film.

  • 10) Repeats process until design has been repeated along vertical and horizontal plane of film a specified number of times.

  • 11) Removes exposed film from machine and processes film through series of chemical baths to develop, fix, and rinse film.

  • 12) Examines developed film for exposure errors and misalignment of repeated designs.

  • 13) Agitates film in chemical solution to etch out overexposed film.

  • 14) Discards unusable film.

  • 15) Hangs developed film on line to dry.




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DOT:   971.382-018

Job Number: 8372