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Prepress Technician

Company: Brook & Whittle
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


  • Prepare artwork and database files for flexographic flexible packaging printing
  • Modifies electronic, customer-supplied art files making color, text, and digital image corrections to assure proper format, appearance, and layout per job details and press specifications.
  • Follows standard operating procedures for the use of graphic programs to generate a proof template layout, typesetting, copy changes, digital image corrections, color separation, and basic trapping to produce flexographic-ready optimized art files to meet customer expectations.
  • Verifies quality of layout prints, proofs, and files by evaluating spelling, content, and prepress standards with consistency across brands and projects.
  • Incorporates all press specifications in files including marks, registration, gain curves, and profiles in order to achieve press matches.
  • Communicate and emphasize care in areas where customer deems critical
  • Performs related duties as needed by supervision
  • Makes recommendations for process improvement

    • Working knowledge of the flexographic printing process and its related specifications and limitations; specifically, ink lay down order and trapping, and a working knowledge of step and repeat as it directly relates to cylinder size, in order to accurately layout plates.
    • Review job tickets for production; plan and process accordingly
    • Handle multiple jobs in various production stages
    • Review proofs and artwork from customers and returns to prepress
    • Analyze customer files for fonts, images, integrity and printability
    • Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Adhere to quality control procedures
    • Performs other duties when assigned
    • Offer suggestions on a better way to execute production plan or reduce costs
    • Ability to effectively communicate with fellow employees.PI196582798

Keywords: Brook & Whittle, St. Louis , Prepress Technician, Professions , Saint Louis, Missouri

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