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Pre-Press Mac Operator / Reprographics Studio Operator




£Open (Dependant on candidate's experience) + 27 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Free Onsite Parking

Our Client is a successful entrepreneurial company established for over eight decades, growing consistently with further growth targets The company produces high-quality printed cartonboard packaging as well as several niche packaging solutions for world recognised brands, through to SME's and start-ups. They are successfully growing existing accounts and expanding its portfolio of clients to achieve further growth.

They are now looking to recruit a Pre-Press Mac Operator / Reprographics Studio Operator to join their team, this is a huge opportunity to be part of a progressive company with a tight-knit positive team culture. The client is looking for evidence of exceptional ability from experienced and highly skilled Pre-Press Mac Operators / Reprographics Studio Operators used to covering a range of responsibilities within a busy environment. Candidates must be willing to proficiently cover a diverse range of responsibilities reporting to the Production Director and Sales Team.

The pre-press department is integral to the dynamic speed, efficiency and accuracy of the company's performance which is expected by its clients. It is a fast-paced, high attention to detail, QA critical environment.


  • Manage the full day-to-day pre-press operations of the company
  • Process and proof client supplied artwork files to tight deadlines ensuring they meet appropriate production specifications
  • Identify and carry out artwork alterations / corrections, suggest edits to supplied files to conform with print-ready production specifications
  • Step and repeat layouts predominantly for multi version, multi working sheet complex print production
  • Process and make plates via CTP
  • Colour management and colour profiling
  • Process structural packaging design files and create layouts for the creation of cutting formes
  • Process artwork files for decorative finishing solutions such as gloss spot UV varnish, foiling and embossing
  • Seek out methods for minimising and mitigating risk of error in all pre-press processes
  • Take ownership of establishing and maintaining policies & procedures
  • Manage the company's digital filing, logging and client artwork library storage
  • Keep up to date with latest reprographic, graphic design and structural packaging design software and hardware that the company would benefit from
  • Perform ongoing process review to present new ideas and ways of working that the company would benefit from

The Candidate:

  • Committed candidate who performs with professionalism and will settle for nothing less than excellence in their day to day performance.
  • Minimum 3 years industry experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Adobe CC, namely Illustrator & InDesign
  • High competence with pre-press imposition software, Kodak Prinergy or similar
  • Strong technical artwork, plate making, litho printing & decorative finishing knowledge
  • Strong technical cutting forme and structural packaging knowledge
  • Experience with structural packaging design software ESKO Artios CAD or similar and CAD plotters / cutters highly desirable bonus
  • Strong general IT skills
  • Ability to adapt to new software and systems
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Professional and confident communicator
  • Willingness to assist in all areas necessary outside of normal duties

This is an exciting chance to become an integral part of a dynamic growing company.

Pre-Press Mac Operator / Reprographics Studio Operator

West Yorkshire
Permanent, Full Time
no work experience required
High school
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 17 Aug 2020

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