Prepare files for output / proofing
Maintain consistent appearance and standards across projects.
Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat
Working knowledge with Rampage / XMF system a plus.
Working knowledge with Preps or other imposition software a plus.
Maintains quality levels and establishes work procedures
Responsible for coordinating with and research and development with the digital printing department / sheet fed printing department and equipment therein.
Good understanding of four-color process
Good understanding of full color digital printing.
Actively and routinely communicate with team and resolve issues before they arise.
Interact with all other departments as needed via face to face communication, phone, email, meetings, etc.
Ability to use and understand business computer programs including the ability to produce required reports.
Analyze and use customer supplied disks for purpose of production, preflight and estimating.
Read, understand and implement customer specifications.
Contact and discuss issues with customers/employees.
Produce projects from scratch utilizing page layout, drawing and photo manipulation software.
Prepare files for printing to specified output device.
Understand all digital equipment and be able to operate to obtain proofs, etc.
Able to operate and understand variable data process and software as well as an understanding of database software/functions.
Understand and use wide format devices.
Troubleshoot basic computer problems as well as load/unload software both on Mac & PC.
Logical and accurate file management.
Calibrate and maintain prepress hardware as needed.
Maintain accurate billing & time records.
Train others when necessary.
USEFUL, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
Knowledge of Core1Draw, PowerPoint, digital photography, web design, color management systems
Demonstrate eye/hand coordination
Must not be color blind
Able to work on computer for up to an 8 hour period
Willing to work overtime as required on short notice