Prepress Operator*

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) manipulate 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 file server.  Create an electronic image of the pages to create manufacturing proofs used by the Press and Bind 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.

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