Pre Press Operator

  • Job Reference: PM1663
  • Date Posted: 16 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Print Match Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £23,000 to £26,000
  • Sector: Digital print/reprographics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

This provider of large format graphics to the Retail, Events & Exhibitions marketplace has an excellent opening for a Pre-Press Operator to join their Hertfordshire based production team.

Reporting into the Production Manager, the pre press operator will be responsible for assisting a small, dedicated team in pre-flighting, troubleshooting, adjusting client files and preparing both PDF proofs and print ready files.

- Check customer supplied files when starting a new job, and compare it to the supplied hard copy for any differences and size conformity

- Ensure that job instructions are aligned to artwork supplied and/or referenced

- Responsible for ensuring that all artworks are saved in designated file locations on the server with the appropriate document control file naming specifications

- Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.

- Manipulate files to match customer specs and outputing proofs as needed for internal checks as specified on the order for customer review/approval

The successful candidate must have either large or small format digital print knowledge as well as:

- Understand the way artwork is made so that problems can be addressed early on in the job process.

- Have a sound knowledge of the Adobe suite.

- Have some knowledge and experience in rip software.

- Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's

- Excellent understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is 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 print processes and how one color affects another

- Adhering to Health and Safety, Environmental policies and procedures.

- Focused on quality and customer satisfaction.

- Excellent team player and work ethic with a flexible attitude to overtime.


If you've got a strong pre press background we'd like to hear from you, so send in your CV today!


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