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Job details

Salary: DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree (Preferred)
  • Graphic Design: 1 – 3  years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 1 – 3  years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 – 3 years (Preferred)
  • Mac OS / Windows

 

Prepress technicians set the foundation for successful printing production. They ensure that the proper format, appearance, and layout of text and images is set before the full print run for small digital,  and large format printing (Ie. brochures, business cards, flyers, signs, packaging boxes and labels) is completed. Prepress technicians take print or electronic files and scan or import them into specialized software, making color, text, and digital image corrections as needed. They set up printing for  hard copy or electronic proofs.

Prepress technicians also maintain, repair, and troubleshoot equipment as needed. Shift work is common, as is overtime in order to meet deadlines. 

Required Education

Associate’s degree in graphic arts and imaging technology or printing and prepress technology. Prepress technicians learn the use of computer programs like Fiery, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. They also study graphic communications, computers, commercial printing processes, math, lithography, and safety procedures.

or equivalent job experience. 

Skills Required

Prepress technicians require effective communication skills for taking orders from customers, troubleshooting prepress problems or addressing management or customer concerns. Prepress technicians need good eyesight and attention to detail for color and text proofing.

Qualifications

  • Associate (Preferred)
  • Graphic Design: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)

Key Requirements:

  • Through knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Variable Print Data experience.
  • Direct Mail experience is a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Digital Prepress at a commercial printer
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and a high degree of initiative
  • Good Organization, Time Management, and Multitasking Skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Set-up and Operate multiple Digital Printers – will train if prepress skills exceptional
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines
  • Perform all phases of equipment set up, operation, calibration and routine maintenance
  • Monitor inventory stock within production area and initiate reorder points
  • Tracking
  • Additional Bindery Skills are a Plus!
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