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Top 50 Plate Maker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Plate Maker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Plate Maker resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.0% of Plate Maker resumes contained Color Correction as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Plate Maker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Plate Maker:

1. Color Correction

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2. Flexo

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Here's how Flexo is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Packed lids on production line and made plates on plate-maker for flexo printing.
  • Inspected film; created and inspected plates for both flexo and letter presses.
  • Image and process flexographic plates for printing presses.
  • Experience with conventional flexo plate making process.
  • Operated specialized machines for imaging photopolymer plates used in the flexographic printing industry.
  • Experienced in producing Flexographic photopolymer printing plates.
  • Jet Line 255 Letterpress and Orbital X Flexo platemaking machines.
  • Fabricated plates using DuPont Cyrel equipment and Flexo program.
  • Created original art, mechanicals and cyrel flexo printing plates for label company.
  • Created Flexo and letterpress plates for Gallus 300, 200, 160 presses, Kopak and Webtron presses.

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3. Photopolymer Plates

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Here's how Photopolymer Plates is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • mounted photopolymer plates on cylinders, following a specific job jacket requirement before going to the press.

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4. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Operated equipment that transferred information & images onto specific printing tools.
  • Perform tests to define time required for exposure by exposing plates comparing exposure to gray scale used to measure tone ranges.
  • Transfer images from master plates to unexposed plates, and immerse plates in developing solutions to develop images.
  • Performed color adjustments at the Press the scanned them into a Computer for verification of tolerance.
  • Inspected and corrected negatives transmitted from typesetters, transferred to printing plates and delivered to presses.
  • Managed art and design for a wide range of products from business forms to magazines.
  • Perform Quality Assurance on all jobs for Jacksonville & Atlanta.
  • Transfer files from computer to plate maker.
  • Arranged the copy in page form.
  • Job had a secret clearance requirement.
  • Used many different impositions for presses ranging from 56" to 77" Plate maker for web and sheet fed presses.
  • Transferred to AZ in 2013 due to acceptance into the Radiologic Technologist program at Carrington College.
  • Collated paper, ran professional grade cutters, printed on Multilith and Ryobi two-color printingpresses.
  • stamp material) on computer Run orders Arrange plate material Cut out plates material

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5. Pre-Press Department

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6. Adobe Photoshop

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7. Kodak

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Here's how Kodak is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Utilized a color Kodak machine to create color prints for inspection before going to press.

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8. Vacuum Frame

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Here's how Vacuum Frame is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Remove plate and film assembly from vacuum frame and places exposed plate in automatic processor to develop image dry plate.
  • Expose sensitized metal plate to positive or negative film, using vacuum frame to produce offset lithographic printing plates.
  • Operate a vacuum frame, plate developer, and plate bender.
  • Produced plates for litho off-set, using negative film, vacuum frame, UV light and a computer to plate process.

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9. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Inventory of film- Customer service- Quality inspection- Follow day to day schedule of production
  • Acted as Lead and Customer Service Representative for the night shift.
  • Coordinate plate schedule with Vertis, Customer Service, and Mounting Dept.
  • Press Printing Plate maker Ft Myers, FLWaverly Printing Plate maker Portland, CTOccurrence Customer Service Draper, UT

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10. Creo

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Here's how Creo is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Produced Plates by Conventional Plate Making and Creo/Digital methods.
  • Output of .tiff tiles to Creo/Trendsetter digital plate maker for use on offset printing presses.
  • Operated and maintained laser plate-making equipment such as Creo Trendsetters and Kodak Magnus VLF.
  • Produced plates for newspaper daily editions Quality control Kodak Creo Trendsetter machine maintenance

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11. CTP

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Here's how CTP is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Operated scanner to produce digital files for use in CTP processes.
  • Retrieved files from CTP server.
  • Plate jobs through Fuji CTP.
  • Check dye numbers to insure the color bar in correctposition.
  • Retrieved files from CTP server Secured files for plating

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12. Web Press

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Here's how Web Press is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Provided Web press and Mark Andy set-up.
  • Output plates for sheet-fed and web presses.
  • Prepare plates for conventional and web presses.
  • Produced subtractive plates for both sheet fed and web presses using conventional methods and an automatic plate developer.
  • Insured quality control Operated 7 color Mark Andy web press

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13. Analog

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14. Pressroom

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Here's how Pressroom is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Monitor completion of plates for quality control distribution to the pressroom.
  • Reported to the Pressroom Manager.
  • Maintain professional correspondence with pressroom and with prepress department.
  • Completed 3 apprenticeships in Pressroom and Conventional Prepress.

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15. Quality Checks

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Here's how Quality Checks is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Operated a Fuji Dart 4300 CTP plate driver, performing quality checks that ensured complete and accurate printing.
  • Make plates and performed quality checks, proofreading, marginal words and output negatives through MacIntosh.
  • Understand and perform basic care on machines Perform all quality checks on stock and material

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16. Plate Machines

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17. Film Negatives

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18. Plate Processing

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19. Press Plates

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Here's how Press Plates is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Expose, develop, and process sheet fed press plates and web press plates.
  • Make printing press plates through digital and analog procedures.
  • Operated machines to fabricate steel printing press plates.
  • Manufactured priniting press plates, made color proofs, operated drill, shrink wrap, assisted on paper folder and stitcher-trimmer.

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20. Process Camera

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Here's how Process Camera is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Modernized prepress operations reducing process camera production time by 30%.

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21. Plate Material

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Here's how Plate Material is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Keep inventory of plate material and mounting tape.
  • Exposed plate material to ultraviolet light machine.

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22. Press Room

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Here's how Press Room is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Help out when needed in production press room, by operating various types of material handling equipment.
  • Release jobs to press room.

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23. UV

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24. Digital Files

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25. PDF

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Here's how PDF is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Color separation of PDF files to .tiff files through Nexus Manager.
  • Received composite .PDF files from Graphics.
  • Performed quality control of .pdfs completed in my department, before sending to other departments for additional processing.

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26. Job Tickets

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Here's how Job Tickets is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Review customer files and job tickets, process plates through Trendsetter and processor for the Press.
  • Create layouts according to job tickets for plating.

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27. Electronic Data

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Here's how Electronic Data is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Operate and maintain laser plate-making equipment that converts electronic data to plates without the use of film.

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28. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Maintained supplies and oversaw inventory levels.
  • Ordered and inventoried supplies and oversaw maintenance.

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29. Film Assembly

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Here's how Film Assembly is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Created plates from the film assembly for the press department.

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30. Job Orders

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Here's how Job Orders is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Process negatives, proof customer pdf's and job orders.

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31. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.

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32. Press Men

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33. Plate Room

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Here's how Plate Room is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Improved plate room efficiency by 15% and lowered waste substantially.
  • Keep the plate room clean and the machine in working condition.
  • Trained new plate room employees on all departmental procedures.
  • Performed scheduled maintenance on all plate room equipment.

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34. Multiple Presses

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Here's how Multiple Presses is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Skilled in creating various types of plates for document printing on multiple presses; along with overseeing pre-press production area.
  • Strip negatives for plate making Operate Paper folding machines Operate multiple presses including 4- color.

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35. SOP

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36. Final Product

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Here's how Final Product is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Book production: binding, proofreading final product, and packaging for shipment.

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37. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Progressed through four levels of technical, operational and supervisory responsibility with this commercial printer.
  • Collaborated with other departments on large projects, identifying and writing standard work procedures and participating in the ISO work environment.
  • Served as a liaison between Boston Local and Union Leader plate makers and press men.
  • Created Epson proofs for customers for color comparison on press.
  • Retained records for ISO audit.
  • Collaborated with supervisors and department leads in prioritizing workflow to meet production needs.
  • plate maker and film stripper bindery experience trained new employees supervisor experience

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38. Job Jackets

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Here's how Job Jackets is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Prepare job jackets for offset, color standards, die vinyls, ink tickets.

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39. Digital Plates

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40. Photographic Images

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Here's how Photographic Images is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Examine photographic images for obvious imperfections prior to plate making.

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41. Foreign Particles

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42. Trouble Shooting

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43. Detect Flaws

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Here's how Detect Flaws is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Examine unexposed photographic plates to detect flaws or foreign particles prior to printing.

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44. Plate Burner

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Here's how Plate Burner is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Strip 4 color negatives then burn on a metal plate in a plate burner.
  • Plate making using Orbital X plate burner.

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45. Asst

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46. Film Flats

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48. Product Quality

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49. Vacation Days

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50. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Plate Maker jobs:
  • Schedule preventative maintenance on all machines.
  • Clean and perform preventative maintenance on a 5280 Merigraph liquid photopolymer exposure unit, wash out tank, & rinse/dryer.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Plate Maker

Color Correction

17.2%

Flexo

8.2%

Photopolymer Plates

6.3%

RAN

6.3%

Pre-Press Department

6.3%

Adobe Photoshop

6.0%

Kodak

4.5%

Vacuum Frame

4.5%

Customer Service

4.5%

Creo

4.2%

CTP

3.9%

Web Press

3.9%

Analog

3.6%

Pressroom

3.6%

Quality Checks

3.0%

Plate Machines

3.0%

Film Negatives

2.7%

Plate Processing

2.7%

Press Plates

2.7%

Process Camera

2.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Plate Maker

Rank Skill
1 Color Correction 12.0%
2 Flexo 5.7%
3 Photopolymer Plates 4.4%
4 RAN 4.4%
5 Pre-Press Department 4.4%
6 Adobe Photoshop 4.2%
7 Kodak 3.2%
8 Vacuum Frame 3.2%
9 Customer Service 3.2%
10 Creo 3.0%
11 CTP 2.7%
12 Web Press 2.7%
13 Analog 2.5%
14 Pressroom 2.5%
15 Quality Checks 2.1%
16 Plate Machines 2.1%
17 Film Negatives 1.9%
18 Plate Processing 1.9%
19 Press Plates 1.9%
20 Process Camera 1.7%
21 Plate Material 1.7%
22 Press Room 1.7%
23 UV 1.5%
24 Digital Files 1.5%
25 PDF 1.3%
26 Job Tickets 1.3%
27 Electronic Data 1.3%
28 Oversaw 1.1%
29 Film Assembly 1.1%
30 Job Orders 1.1%
31 Customer Specifications 1.1%
32 Press Men 1.1%
33 Plate Room 1.1%
34 Multiple Presses 1.1%
35 SOP 1.1%
36 Final Product 1.1%
37 ISO 0.8%
38 Job Jackets 0.8%
39 Digital Plates 0.8%
40 Photographic Images 0.8%
41 Foreign Particles 0.8%
42 Trouble Shooting 0.8%
43 Detect Flaws 0.8%
44 Plate Burner 0.8%
45 Asst 0.6%
46 Film Flats 0.6%
47 Print Cylinders 0.6%
48 Product Quality 0.6%
49 Vacation Days 0.6%
50 Preventative Maintenance 0.6%
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