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Pre-Press Operator
£competitive +benefits
Location: Midlands Sector: Print
Reference: J2869 Sub-Sector: Repro
Contact: George Thompson Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Our client is a market leader in the sector they operate in.

To ensure that all images and files are complete and ready for printing according to the printers specifications.

Key Responsibilities:
• Ensure that all work is completed to client guidelines and to the standards outlined in the process and procedures
• Ensure artwork interpretation is achievable within print production constraints
• Amending, checking & pre-flighting artwork
• Ensure client guidelines are followed
• Ensure artwork meets printer specifications and print process
• Flagging up any potential artwork errors and fixing if necessary
• Providing colour proofs for client sign off
• Using Adobe CS packages to perform all art working and prepress requirements
• Ensuring accuracy and consistency of artwork
• Ability to mentor new & junior staff, provide training to less experienced team members

Skills and Abilities:
• Extensive experience using Adobe CS packages
• Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills for daily interaction with account management / traffic team
• Knowledge of artwork, pre-press and repro procedures
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office setting
• Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others
• Ability to work both as part of a team and unsupervised
• Proven experience of artwork creation and manipulation to a high standard
• Ability to understand and execute instructions
• Must be detail-oriented
• To adhere to all internal processes in place for digital workflows
• To adhere to all reporting processes set up within the department
• Effective problem-solving
• Ability to manage own workload and meet customer deliveries
• Ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure

• Strong knowledge of artwork, pre-press and repro procedures
• A keen eye for colour and colour matching skills
• You will have solid experience of working within a prepress environment
• Experience of the print industry and processes


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.