Prepress & Digital Print Operator
Ampersand Printing - Guelph, ON

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JOB TITLE – Prepress & Digital Print Operator

Job Description
Ampersand is an industry leading Printing & Marketing Execution company serving Medium to Large Businesses and Advertising Agencies in the Southwestern Ontario Market. The unique combination of big business technology and services combined with a team oriented, small business atmosphere make Ampersand a great place to work.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team in the role of Prepress & Digital Print Operator. This production based role requires a team player with an excellent eye for detail and the ability to quickly and efficiently solve most problems and challenges posed in day to day print production.

The successful applicant must possess a willingness to lean and adapt to a changing environment while upholding the highest standards in quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

This is a challenging role in both Prepress & Digital Printing requiring previous experience with the Kodak Prinergy Workflow and Xerox Production Devices.

Prepress Responsibilities:

  • Familiarizing yourself with job requirements/instructions and comparing them to customer supplied files
  • Identify discrepancies and anticipate problems while communicating these to the appropriate team members or customers
  • Preflighting digital files ensuring they meet production specifications required to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Impose files per supplied job instructions
  • Output and finish digital proofs for customer review
  • Communicate and review with team members and clients throughout the proofing process to ensure the clients’ needs are met
  • Plate jobs once they have been approved by client
  • Log time & materials against related orders using electronic time sheet

Digital Printing Responsibilities:

  • Familiarize yourself with job requirements
  • Manage incoming jobs in various digital front ends (RIP)
  • Manage colour calibrations on a daily basis
  • Output proofs of digital jobs on intended substrate
  • Queue and print orders once they have been approved by the client
  • Log time & materials against related orders using electronic time sheet
  • Maintain various digital output devices as required
  • Manage digital paper inventory
  • Manage supplies inventory for multiple digital output devices
  • Manage returns of used consumables
  • Report monthly impressions to management and Xerox

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain a clean and organized workplace
  • Create and manage backup of clients data
  • Work with team members to develop and streamline systems to better and more efficiently meet our clients’ needs

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Kodak Prinergy Workflow Experience is a must
  • Experience with Xerox or Similar Production Devices is a must
  • Experience with wide format output devices (Epson/HP/Mutoh)
  • Experience and working knowledge of Litho Imposition & related software
  • Strong knowledge & experience with Adobe Indesign
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Quark Express
  • Experience working with Variable Composition software (XMPie or similar)
  • Working knowledge of printing fundamentals
  • PDF Editing and Preflight Problem Solving
  • Strong computer skills in both PC & Mac platforms
  • CTP Experience
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Must be a highly organized and detail oriented individual
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Available for overtime when required

Reports to: Prepress Manager & Digital Department Manager

Compensation: Base salary of $40,000 to $50,000 per annum commensurate with experience.


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