Silk Screen Printer

Screen Printing Worker

Minimum Any Graduate

Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience required

The tasks a Silk Screen Printer is expected to perform include:

Printing on paper, metal textile and other materials by means of a silk-screen process

Mounting stencils of matter to be printed on the silk screen

Stretching and fitting the silk screen on the printing frame

Bolting the printing frame to the hinged outer frame on the printing table

Placing the paper or other material to be printed accurately in position

Lowering the screen on to the printer

Drawing squeegees dipped in paint across the screen to transfer the design to the object

Lifting the screen, removing the printed material

Repeating the process to obtain the required number of prints

Cleaning the screen with a solvent at end of the run or when the colour of print is to be changed

Using different screens for each colour to be reproduced

Ability to create and carve new and innovative designs on a stencil

Skilled in using a stencil accurately, without distorting the design

Skilled in using the printer and operating it

Basic knowledge of the measuring techniques to be used

Skilled in preparing new colour mixtures according to the desired output

Familiar with the cleaning techniques for the cleaning of silk frames

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)

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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. According to the Ministry of Textiles, 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 Silk Screen Printer remains high and is expected to stay the same in 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