Printmakers engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber or other materials to create images which are transported onto surfaces, generally using a printing press. Printmakers often use tools such as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers.

Alternative label

  • illustrator & printmaker

  • screen printer

  • printmaking artist

  • lithographer

  • designer printmaker

  • illustrator and printmaker

  • silk screen printer

  • artist printmaker

  • printmaking etcher

  • relief printer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences



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