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Prepress

Topeka, KS

Company: Mainline Printing, Inc.
Job Title: Prepress
Job Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Reporting Relationship: Digital Production Supervisor

Primary Accountabilities:
The Prepress is responsible for working alongside Customer Service Representatives to take the files provided by customers and process them for production in both digital and offset formats.

Major Duties:

  • Receives artwork files from customers then organizes and reformats them to be easily accessible on the internal Company servers in the correct format.
  • Checks for issues in the artwork files that will cause production issues and either corrects them onsite or works with the CSR and customer to get updated artwork.
  • Ensures that offset work has a high-resolution sample printed with the Company proofing printers.
  • Collaborates with offset production on upcoming work to test and engineer new product methods (Specialty Foil and Holographics).
  • Produces hard proofs of artwork to provide to clients for approval; holds on to the job ticket until artwork is approved or requires updates.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Proficient computer experience with advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through both verbal and written skills with customers in English.
  • Ability to effectively work with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, plan and set priorities to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to make reliable and prompt decisions using available information.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, maintain a professional appearance and attitude and follow policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and email, mail and talk on the phone.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Work Environment:

  • Interaction with external and internal customers, including disgruntled customers.

Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

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