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This is technical work in the design and preparation of printed, drawn, and photographed materials for duplicating.
Work includes negative stripping and plate making as well as the design, layout, arrangement, and sketching of materials for reproduction. Work is reviewed for printability and quality of results by departments and individuals who utilize graphic and printing services.


Creates, designs, and does finish work necessary for the preparation of graphic pieces for reproduction, including charts, graphs, and other graphic copy.

Makes dummies; prepares photo proofs for photographing; strips in halftones as required.

Burns, develops, and gums plates.

Performs lettering, both freehand and with lettering guides.

Operates copy cameras, enlargers, developers, and other printing and photographic equipment, and makes adjustments and minor repairs.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by courses in printing and graphic arts and technical experience in graphic arts work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Considerable knowledge of printing, reproduction, and graphic display techniques.

Considerable knowledge of common printing shop and photographic equipment.

Ability to plan, design, and lay out graphic art pieces.

Skill in lettering, drawing, and preparing a wide variety of materials for reproduction.



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