Career Openings

POSITION TITLE: Prepress Technician

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A GRADUATE in priting technology with 5-6 years prepress industry experience.
  • Proficiency with Mac/PC environments and various graphic software programs, including; QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Suitcase, PRINECT, PitStop, Adobe Acrobat, Preps, Heidelberg.
  • Flexible with strong troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational abilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and able to function well in a deadline-driven work environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct in depth file check, including:
  • Resolve issues from preflight report, clean up any conflicting fonts, confirm that trim size corresponds with docket.
  • Confirm file is set up properly for process or spot colours within application and imported images, based on docket information.
  • Remove all Photoshop profiles and transfer functions and update all modified images.
  • Fill non-TIF boxes with white and confirm the need for clipping paths.
  • Check bleed and add when necessary; ensure elements are clear from the trim.
  • Troubleshoot problems, such as corrupt fonts, images or trapping.
  • Report any unresolved issues, such as missing fonts, low-res images, conflicting file or docket information.
Prepare Prinect workflow, including:
  • Write Postcript file.
  • Set up job in Prinect.
  • Import PS or PDF files.
  • Refine files and trap accordingly.
  • Open file in Acrobat, check trapping and separations are correct; spot colours and black overrprints.
  • Impose job according to docket information or supplied imposition.
  • Confirm impositions match stock size supplied, trim size of files, number of pages in file and press process.
  • Preview imposed job in VPS to check traps, bleeds, trim, crops, imposition marks and gutters.
  • Impose similar job colours together to maintain consistency on press and prevent ghosting; ensure enough gripper for die cuts.
  • Output reduced plate proofs and make folded dummy for verification against mockups.
  • Output plates following confirmation.
  • Report any potential problems or issues at shift end and provide suggestions for resolution.
  • Perform output and proofing, including:
REPORTS TO:
  • Prepress Operations Manager

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