Westminster, MA 01473
Prepress Technician Job Description
This position is the intermediate step between the designer and printer where all elements should be examined and/or modified to meet customer needs and/or printer abilities.
Work with account managers and/or sales person to gain a complete understanding of each customer’s requirements for file preparation.
Work with ESKO and Macintosh software platforms, for the purpose of preparing files for customer approval, and internal departments.
Work with the Color Department to ensure all necessary images meet file requirements.
Participate with electronic assembly operators in verification process of QC.
Meet with team members and quality assurance on a regular basis for the purpose of continuous improvement.
Monitor electronic assembly computers, software, and related equipment to report any errors or malfunctions.
Participate in creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures.
-Laying out Quark, Illustrator, InDesign, .PDF and Photoshop documents.
-Step & repeat
-Prior training with ESKO Automation engine is a plus
-Modifying existing customer artwork or internally supplied artwork.
-Set up files to conform to our printing requirements including: trapping, bleeds, separations, registration and cut marks, spot or process color, etc.
-Prepare and rip files for production
-Digital experience is helpful
-Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Quark Express, Illustrator, In design and Photo shop
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-A meticulous attention to detail
-Strong organizational skills
-A team player who can also work well independently
-A quick learner with an ability to multi-task
-Flexibility in handling changing priorities, needs and demands
-Experience taking projects through print life cycle: from concept through print, including supplying press-ready files
-Willing to work more than 40 hours if needed. After 5pm, weekends from time to time.
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