Pre Press Technician

Pre Press Technician
October 24, 2022
Base Pay
$25-35/Hour
Location:

New Jersey

Job Description

Carry out the various duties related to transforming text and pictures into finished pages and then producing printing plates of these pages.

Responsibilities
  • Produce press ready, color accurate materials using graphic software. Functions include building, manipulating and checking electronic files according to job specifications
  • Review job specifications to develop a full comprehension and thorough understanding of requirements and ensures all files contain correct elements needed for production of final deliverables, including TIFF and EPS files and all fonts
  • Utilize Esko ArtPro and Adobe Photoshop software using Mac OS to build, manipulate and implement corrections where necessary packaging graphics to required specifications
  • Utilize content management tools for retrieving and referencing images and files 
  • Prepare metal plates that are used by traditional printing presses to transfer words and images to paper.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, security procedures and instructions. Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) pertaining to area of responsibility
  • Performs all duties according to established safety policy
  • Maintain, repair and troubleshoot equipment in department
  • Willing to work flexible hours as necessary
Skills
  • Operate all press equipment
  • Proficient in Esko ArtPro and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat software using Mac OS
  • Strong knowledge of File Resolution, Plate Line Screen and Half-tones Experience with Offset Folding Carton preferred
  • Time management skills and ability to operate in fast paced environment
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude 
  • Artistic abilities
Qualifications
  • BA/BS in graphic arts or related field
  • Certificate or diploma in Electronic Prepress Operations or Printing Prepress Technology
  • 5+ years experience as a Mac Prepress Operator in a prepass environment
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