Jr. Prepress Operator

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Our client is looking for a Junior Prepress Technician to join their team

As a Junior Prepress Technician, you will review files generated by customers to ensure proofs/plates can be accurately prepared in compliance with job specifications and company quality standards.  

Responsibilities and Duties:
●      Coordinate with the Production Team to produce and prioritize jobs, and when necessary reorganize to meet deadline changes and updates.

●      Communicate effectively with the Prepess Lead, Press Supervisor, and the Production Team, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that company objectives and customer objectives are met.

●      Provide training and advice to customers on the preparation of digital files as required.

●      Preflight and troubleshoot customer digital files.

●      Layout/impose files on imposition templates. Setup register targets and trim lines for production using Preps and Metrix imposition software.

●      Output files to the proofing device and/or Plate setter; set line screens, resolution, and other press-specific settings.

●      Produce and verify all Digital Proofs making Dylux/Mock-up proofs as needed.

●      Perform paste-up and book imposition as necessary.

●      Make backups on a regular basis and organize files for safekeeping and for easy retrieval.

●      Troubleshoot RIP issues as required.

●      Hard – Proof folded offset jobs and digital books as required.

●      Efficiently operate plating machines and software as required.

●      Send approved custom jobs and outstanding scheduled jobs to plating as required.

●      Match plates with appropriate docket and proofs as required.

●      Troubleshoot Prinergy and/or imposition issues as required.

●      Responsible for workflow of jobs with special requirements such as finishing (roll labels, spot UV, foil, etc.).

●      Respond to Prepress department customer inquiries.

●      Clean and maintain equipment and work area following maintenance procedures, and update maintenance logs.

●      Monitor and manage inventory of design and graphics supplies; order and stock supplies as assigned by the supervisor.

●      Inform supervisor of equipment problems.

●      Perform routine computer maintenance, including software updates and utility programs.

●      Minimum of 1 year of print production experience.

●      Minimum of 1 year of practical experience in graphic design/prepress.

●      Proficient knowledge of applicable professional prepress applications.

●      General knowledge of utility programs.

●      Adequate knowledge of Macintosh and Windows platforms and operating systems.

●      Ability to prepare files for output to proof and plate, receive and manipulate files digitally and maintain operating systems on production machines.

●      Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy workflow.

●      Knowledge of how to prepare and impose jobs for offset, digital and large format printing.

●      Knowledge of printing terminology and practices.

●      Experience in paste-up and book imposition.

●      Thorough knowledge of PDF

●      Meet or exceed minimum test results as specified by the hiring manager.

●      Excellent language and communication skills.


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