Prepress Technician

Printing CO - Modesto, CA4.0


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

  • Preflight client supplied files and make necessary adjustments to ready for print and digital reproduction.
  • Works closely with press and customer service teams to resolve technical questions or to implement client changes.
  • Process the more complex jobs (flyers, brochures, one-offs, diecutting, perfing, etc). Check for accuracy of JT, customer files and printablilty of files.
  • Troubleshoot any problems or issues with customer files
  • Send PDF or Hi-Res proofs to customer * Inspect Hi-Res proofs for accuracy
  • Provide information and assistance to customers as needed
  • Create gangruns
  • Inspect VPS proofs for jobs imposed by others
  • Send plates to platesetters * Load supplies into printers when needed
  • Load plates into platesetters when needed * Keep workstation clean
  • Provide general maintenance for platesetters (clear jams, cleaning rollers, etc.)
  • Secondary person to clean gumming units (processors)
  • In conjunction with pressroom staff, maintain the cleanliness of the plateroom and sink area.
  • Inspect plates for proper sensor marks, cut marks, etc. Verify all color separations are plated.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Macintosh computers as well as electronic publishing systems.
  • Prefer 2-3 years of prepress experience in a printing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
  • Desire experience with the following: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.
  • Desire experience with Enfocus Pitstop Pro, Kodak Preps Imposition software and Prinergy Ripping System.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $16.00 /hour


  • Graphic Design: 5 years (Preferred)