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Prepress Technician

Summary 

The Prepress Technician ensures that electronic customer files and layouts contain the necessary components; prepares files to match the intention of the designer; and prepares and checks files to make them printable.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure that files and layouts contain the necessary components 
  • Check file resolution and colors to ensure that they match the desired end product
  • Prepare and check files to make them printable
  • Ensure files are imposed and set up to maximize yield of specified substrate and print device
  • Document, name files correctly, and rips files (converts to a format that printers can use)
  • Follow all Company protocols and procedures according to Company standards.
  • Use computer and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information

Qualifications and Skills

Education, Experience and Credentials

  • High School degree required, Two-year degree in Art, Printing, or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • Degree or certification from a Trade School or Vocational-Technical Institute preferred.
  • Six years’ minimum (Ten years preferred) Prepress experience in the printing industry required (wide format preferred).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient computer skills, including Adobe Creative Suite (including shortcuts), Pitstop, Word, Excel, Outlook, GMG knowledge is a plus.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills; able to deal with a variety of people and personalities; understands and displays high levels of internal and external customer service.
  • Possess thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work. Possess effective problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, fast learner, shows initiative, willing to seek out employee and customer needs and meet them.
  • Able to complete projects accurately within deadlines while meeting Company quality standards.
  • Able to apply effective time management and self-management skills. Able to be flexible, positive, and productive in an environment with regular interruptions.
  • Able to demonstrate good teamwork, and work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
  • Understand and maintain confidential nature of organization, employee and customer information, including and in accordance to HIPAA regulations.

Benefits and Perks

  • We offer excellent pay and benefits including ownership in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, paid holidays, long term disability, short term disability, 401K plan with employer match, and more.
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