Stencil Cutter, Silk Screen Printing

Stencil Maker, Screen Printing

Minimum Any Graduate

Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience required

The tasks a Stencil Cutter, Silk Screen Printing is expected to perform include:

Cutting stencils by hand, according to the design, for use in silk-screen printing

Superimposing the shellacked transparent paper on the design of matter

Cutting with a knife, the outline of the design in shellac, without cutting paper

Ironing the paper on the silk screen to transfer the shellac stencil to it

Cutting different stencils for each colour to be reproduced

Drawing the design directly on screen

Filling in the surfaces around the design with glue lacquer or paper

Operating the silk-screen printing equipment

Cutting stencils for use in the making of computer circuit plug boards

Skilled in preparing and using the right stencil according to the desired product

Knowledge of preparing stencils from scratch

Ability to superimpose transparent paper over the design

Knowledge of the designs to be printed on the silk fabric

Skilled in cutting stencils

Manual dexterity

Not applicable


Attention to detail

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

Due to the economic boom in the last few years and rising consumption levels both in the domestic economy and globally, manufacturers invested heavily and added capacities to meet the ever-increasing demand. The capital investments made in the textile mills remains the highest over the past 3 years. High investment and increasing support from the government has led to an increase in employment in this sector and the demand for Stencil Cutter, Silk Screen Printing remains high and is expected to stay the same in the future.

Fabric designer companies

Fabric printing units

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated