Prelim/Prepress Operator 2
Aurora , Colorado
November 03, 2016




At Frederic printing we are leaders, innovators, craftsmen, and most importantly, communicators. We make the impossible possible—if you can dream it we can make it. With RR Donnelley being the world’s largest communication company backing us, we give you tools to broadcast your voice.  We have been helping people around the world communicate through various multi-channel platforms since 1878. We’re looking for motivated self-challenging individuals with a passion for being part of a continually evolving industry that’s fast-paced, team-oriented, and fun.  We encourage our employees to grow with us and become part of our legacy—that’s why your success is ours!

When you join Frederic Printing, you’re joining a diverse team of over 150 passionate professionals. You’ll also be building worldwide connections with RR Donnelley’s expansive network that is redefining the communications industry.  If you have a passion for learning, are fearless, love to get your hands dirty, think bigger than everyone else, and have high energy—no company beats Frederic Printing or RR Donnelley.  As a company, we believe in bringing people onto our team that are better than us. Plus we work hard to launch you into the direction you want to go.  Now is your chance to join the talented team that connects with others in unparalleled and creative ways in a growing market around the world.


Job Duties

Review electronic files that are received from clients and check them for thoroughness and completeness in advance of the plate making process.  Using electronic page layout software (desktop publishing software) manipulates the format of the print job to the dimensions of the paper.  Determine page layout, accounting for folds, trims, bleeds and gripper, and add crop marks and color bars as necessary.  Identify missing or problematic components and communicate them to the CSR, customer and production personnel.  Work directly with CSR, customer, and production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with the job.  Load customer supplied electronic files for output, onto the Pre-Press and Blind operators during the manufacturing process.  May prepare color proofs for customer review.  May impose images and operate CTP plate making equipment and bending/tabbing equipment to prepare plates for press.  Perform quality checks on finished plates before releasing to manufacturing.

Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's.  A thorough understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required.  Experience with imposition software (Mac) and Adobe Creative Suite software (PC) is preferred. Advanced color management skills and the ability to work with different digital file formats are required.  Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis.  Must have an understanding of the offset printing process and how one color affects another.  Mechanical skills using small hand tools in order to make minor repairs and perform maintenance on a flatbed scanner, image setter, and automated film processing equipment is required.

A little about us:
Join a company changing the fast-moving world of communications, where people like, link, pin, post and share. At RR Donnelley, we do it all.

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