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Top 50 Prepress Digital Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Prepress Digital Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Prepress Digital Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.2% of Prepress Digital Technician resumes contained Adobe Photoshop as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Prepress Digital Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Prepress Digital Technician:

1. Adobe Photoshop

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  • Utilized Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC, Adobe Photoshop CS6, CorelDRAW x7, and PrintShop Mail.

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2. Color Correction

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Here's how Color Correction is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Used current image editing software to complete digital manipulations and color corrections on photos for national advertising campaigns.
  • Work quickly and efficiently to edit an average of 650 images daily, including color correction, restoration, retouching
  • Entered data such as coordinates of images and color specification, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
  • Proved consistent creative abilities in typesetting, scanning, color correction, photo manipulation, and recreation of logos/art.
  • Performed color correction, retouching and graphic adjustments as needed by clients on press approvals.
  • Page layout, color correction, and type setting proficiently used on daily basis.
  • Optimize Files for Print, Imposition, Plating, Photo Editing and Color Correction.
  • Applied color correction techniques and resolved issues with client supplied files for output.
  • Performed graphic and color correction changes as needed for client press approvals.
  • Make global color corrections and gradations adjustments.
  • Image color correction, enhancement and retouching.
  • Performed color correction & minor retouching.
  • Downloaded an average of 35 photos per day from News Edit Pro for size and color correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
  • Project manager, workflow development, file prep, color correction, color paths, film output, printing and finishing.
  • Created and prepared files for Computer-to-Film outputting (preflighting, color correction and imposition, troubleshoot files as necessary).
  • Involved with press checks and assisting in color corrections !

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3. Prepress Department

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Here's how Prepress Department is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Reviewed and updated the file preparation process within prepress department to maintain accuracy.
  • Performed general maintenance in the prepress department
  • Created and supervised prepress department.
  • Managed inventory for Prepress department.
  • Worked in the prepress department for 4 years, preparing proofs, plates for sheet fed and web departments.
  • Key member of the prepress department of a busy and diverse printing company.
  • Employed in the electronic prepress department in a large commercial printing facility.
  • Changed prepress department into a revenue generating venture for the company.
  • Progressed quickly from Web Press department to Prepress department.
  • Maintained hardware and software used in prepress department.
  • Hired to restructure and manage existing prepress department.
  • Created guidelines and procedures for the prepress department.
  • Ordered all material relating to prepress department.
  • Worked in the Electronic Prepress department.
  • Specialized in Prepress Department assembling negatives for full-color reproduction, also did proofing and plating.
  • Prepared prepress department, then launched full imposition computer-to-plate for small commercial sheetfed printer.
  • Managed the preflight of artwork, trapping, and outputting of proofs within the prepress department.
  • Played central role on team training an outsource company to take over the Prepress department.
  • Experienced with the full Prepress department operation from Preflight to Plating as well as troubleshooting in each area.

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4. Mac

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Here's how Mac is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Moved into offset division and trained as a technician on Mac platform doing page layout, mock-ups and proofs.
  • Created color accurate proofs using Kodak NX software & machinery to be sent to customers for approval.
  • Provide technical support to all the Mac/PC users in the Printing & Graphics department.
  • Train staff in new, upgrades and existing Macintosh or PC software.
  • Managed service of all machines inside shop including vendor service agreements.
  • Operated 5 digital printing machines from file creation to finished booklets.
  • Handle all basic maintenance and cleaning of machines and equipment.
  • Trained new employees to operate cameras and plate making machinery.
  • Maintained machines and managed plate filing system.
  • Operated both PC and MAC platforms.
  • Operated a press machine making car parts
  • Created digital and paper prepress proofs of customers' artwork to ensure art printed properly in a Macintosh-based environment.
  • Worked on Various Macintosh Systems via an AGFA Star 400 RIP through an AGFA Select Set 5000.
  • Own mini mac with intel processor for work at home.
  • Create impositions, Maintain and manage two directtoplate machines.
  • Operate machinery that uses data.
  • Ripped to film and plate using Mac, PC, Rampage and Delta, Hercules, Reco and Sumo Imagewriters.
  • Plate making, sending files that have been imposed to a plate imaging machine (Lotem).
  • Generate databases in Microsoft Excel using a macro to create scannable barcodes.
  • Output plates directly from Mac to Kodak Magnus platemaker.

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5. Art Files

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Here's how Art Files is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Created the work process for handling the art files for the Milwaukee Tool account.
  • Receive and send art files via E-mail.
  • Formatted art files for printing on flexographic and digital printing press utilizing Illustrator and esko software
  • Preflighted incoming art files Recreated and repaired art in Adobe.

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6. File Preparation

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Here's how File Preparation is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Manipulate design files according to specifications including page layout, file preparation.
  • Worked closely with clients to meet individual needs for art and file preparation.
  • Manage all digital file preparation for HP Indigo 5000 & Canon 7010VP.
  • File preparation for high volume offset printing.
  • File preparation is a highly detail oriented and speedy task.
  • develop workflows for file preparation.

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7. PDF

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Here's how PDF is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Used a customized PDF proofing process for client view, approval, and sign off.
  • Created PDF files for insertion in newspaper circulars and on customer websites.
  • Output various files to plate, PDF and laser printer.
  • Convert native files to PDF format.
  • Send PDF files back to the client for approval to print.
  • Created PDF files for new titles.
  • Provide the customer the final collected files for printing along with a pdf that would be posted on their website.
  • Used Fuji XMF software for final pdf printing files and for job imposition.
  • Output films in prepress, prepare post scripts and PDF files.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trapping and direct to plate PDF workflow.
  • Create and send High-Res PDFs for customer approval.
  • Generated PDF files from art director s mechanicals.
  • Save PDF, process through Nexus PDF Workflow.
  • Received client artwork and designs, converting to Adobe PDF, processing through workflow for output to AGFA platesetter.
  • Created file submittal guidelines and a PDF Distiller plug-in for distribution to all of the company s clients.
  • Expanded expertise by attending seminars on Adobe Creative Suite and Preflighting PDFs.
  • Bring processed pdf s into Metrix Imposition Software.
  • Used Esko Automation Engine Software to obtain a final print ready Pdf.
  • check and preflight pdfs supplied by newsroom and maintaining printing equipment.
  • Offset and digital printing prepress production using a pdf workflow and Rampage, Quite Imposing, and Pitstop.

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8. Customer Files

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Here's how Customer Files is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Scan, color correct images, page layout, graphic design, trap, color separate and proofing of customer files.
  • Processed and prepared multiple customer files on a daily basis in preparation of burning to film or color correcting.
  • Proofread all information contained in customer files to ensure files were accurate and/or appropriate.
  • Preview of customer files to ensure trouble free image setting of film.
  • Performed deletions, additions, and necessary corrections to customer files.
  • Backed up server and archived server and customer files.
  • Groom and trap customer files for film output.
  • Prepare customer files using Macintosh and Windows formats.
  • Make corrections and modifications to customer files.
  • Prepped and troubleshot customer files.
  • Receive customer files via email, disk, FTP sites, etc.
  • Reviewed and prepared customer files for production on Macintosh computers using Adobe Creative Suite and Quark Xpress.
  • Work with customer files, HP and PDF proofing, imposition and EPS workflow.
  • Retrieve original customer files via email, ftp, flashdrives disks, etc.
  • Proofed customer files using large-format Epson and HP inkjet printers.
  • Provided technical support for customers and preflighting of customer files.
  • Format customer files for press production Set up jobs to be plated using Preps imposition software Output proofs for customer approval
  • Manage preflighting, RIP'ing, proofing, archiving and imposition of customer files.
  • Place and check customer files within RAMPage workflow environment.
  • Preflighted and prepared customer files for digital printing with the use of Acrobat, Pitstop, and Ioflex.

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9. Quark

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Here's how Quark is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Typeset ads and paginated pages for newspapers and magazines using QuarkXpress and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Worked with both InDesign (primarily) and Quark 7 in a Mac-based environment.
  • Film Coordinator, checked artwork for errors, template artwork on quark for printing.
  • Output pages using QuarkXpress and ATS System.
  • Reproduced business forms by using Quark.
  • Formatted numerous perfectbound books using QuarkXpress.
  • Output film and proofs using Macintosh and IBM computers working in such programs as Quark Express, Pagemaker, Illustrator.
  • Adjusted print files for clients using PC and Mac software programs- Quark, Indesign and Microsoft Word.
  • Build obituary and classified pages using Brainworks and Quark.
  • Experience with InDesign, Quark Xpress.
  • Operate Macintosh systems, proficient in all major design software, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Use of following programs, Quark Xpress, Multi-Ad, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Beacon, Prestige.
  • Worked in Mac & Windows environments using Adobe CS3 Design Suite, Quark Xpress and supporting applications.
  • Prepare files for proofing and press using Quark, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Photoshop
  • Color corrected scanned images and replaced into customer supplied layout using QuarkXpress, Pagemaker or Adobe InDesign.
  • Worked with Illustrator, Freehand, Quark XPress, Photoshop; AGFA ARCUS II Flatbed scanner.

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10. Press Checks

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Here's how Press Checks is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Press checks and heavy involvement with clients.

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11. Adobe Customer Service

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12. Digital Files

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Here's how Digital Files is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Perform quality control functions on imposed digital files for plate-making distribution.
  • Organized the filing of plates, negatives, and digital files into the archival system for easy future reference and retrieval.
  • Used critical thinking and problem solving skills to program layouts and debug digital files for print issues.
  • Enhanced the quality of the finished print product through careful proofreading of films and digital files.
  • Provided training and advice to customers on the preparation of digital files.
  • Helped set up digital files and prepared plates for printing presses.
  • Maintained digital files and archives for file retrieval and output.
  • Produce plates, film, and digital files as required.
  • Edited digital files for retail and classified print advertisements.
  • Received and processed digital files in numerous formats.
  • Checked and made film from digital files.
  • Emailed digital files to overseas vendors.
  • Prepared and output digital files for use in various printing processes, including offset, flexo, and rotogravure.
  • Prepared customer supplied digital files for offset printing using Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Pitstop Professional software programs.
  • Implemented and managed a streamlined database used in the production of computer to plate digital files.
  • Work flow management of digital files, maintain proprietary software (Dalim).
  • prepare digital files for output to film for printing press.
  • Verified digital files were print ready through preflight.
  • shipped proofed and all other digital files needed to keep the reprint backlist current and relevant.
  • Preflighted digital files and toned digital images.

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13. Epson

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Here's how Epson is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Produced high quality color proofs as well as folding proofs for customer review using Epson proofing equipment.
  • Created PDF files for proofing on Epson Stylus Pro and Epson duplex printer.
  • Output high quality proofs for customer review using the Epson 9800.
  • Merged files -Formatted files -Output Epson and PDF proofs
  • Prepare color proofs using the Epson 7900.
  • Produced coated and uncoated match prints of various print materials with two Epson Stylus Pro 7600 printers.
  • Established customer proofs by means of dyluxes, full color EPSONS and process color digital water proofs.
  • Scanned hard copy photos and line art with Epson Expression 10000 XL Scanner.
  • Maintained four Epson contract printer/proofers.
  • Proofed files using Epson large-format inkjet proofer.
  • Create proofs on Agfa Sherpamatic, Canon ImpoProof, Epson Ultra and HP wide format proofers.

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14. Web Presses

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Here's how Web Presses is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Produced color accurate proofs and built templates for jobs printing on both sheet fed and heat-set web presses.
  • Produced plates for high quality sheetfed and web presses (to in-line finishing specifications).

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Here's how Prinergy is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Attended Kodak Prinergy Certification training classes for one (1) week in Rochester NY.
  • Check client files, process files to rip in Prinergy Workshop.
  • Preflighted and worked incoming jobs, made requested alterations to jobs, sent files to prinergy, checked and fixed traps.
  • Utilized Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark X-Press, PitStop, Kodak Preps, and Prinergy daily.
  • Gross High School, High School Diploma, Bellevue, NE Prinergy Connect Training, Vancouver, Canada
  • Assisted in implementation of Kodak Prinergy workflow, training of coworkers and daily maintenance of system.
  • Used prepress software including Prinergy.
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite, Enfocus Pitstop, Kodak Prinergy Workflow, EFI Printsmith, Kodak Preps and Agfa Prepress.

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16. Kodak Approval

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Here's how Kodak Approval is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Created PDF files for proofing on Kodak Approval and HP dylux printer.
  • Proofed all work on Kodak Approval, Spinjet and later on Epson devices, also output plates to Lotem platemaker.
  • Plate making Trapping Kodak Approval Proofing Pre-flighting Nexus-Powerlayout/ArtPro

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Here's how Pitstop is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Prepared proofs and plates for Komori large-format presses using Adobe Pitstop and Heidelberg Prinect software.

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18. CTP

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Here's how CTP is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Operated and maintained production equipment including: Screens CTP processor, Epson and HP Spin jet printers.
  • Attended Print Media Academy for PrinectPrint Ready, Meta Dimensions and SignaStation, 5-08.
  • Operated scanner to produce digital files for use in CTP processes.
  • Checked metal plates as they printed from the CTP.
  • Used Kodak CTP for processing plates and proofs.
  • Produced CTP plates for offset web printing.
  • Operated CTP plate imaging devices and processors.
  • Prepare files for output on CTP.
  • Provide care and maintenance for CTP
  • Complete knowledge of CTP procedures including Creo Trendsetter and plate processor operations, and make and check plates.
  • Received training on sending files, maintenance, and troubleshooting on Kodak Polychrome CTP system in 2001.
  • inspected file, released to CTP.
  • Train new employee for Creo CTP.
  • Plate Making and Mounting (Digital CTP) Rotary Screen Making and Tracking (Film) Troubleshoot and Solve Print Problems
  • Output Devices: AGFA Selectset5000, HP Laserwriter 8100, Epson Stylus 4800, Presstek DirectPress 5634.
  • Make plates for the presses using Magnus CTPs utilizing a Prinergy worflow.

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Here's how Large Format is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Output proofs to Epson's 9900 and HP large format printers with GMG color software rip.
  • Run and maintain UV large format printer nightly with up to 4 different jobs 3.
  • Hired as a temp to prep files for large format printers.
  • Send files to be printed on the Large format Printer.
  • Produce, laminate, and mount large format digital posters.
  • Print proofs on large format printer and plate files.
  • Operated and maintained multiple large format printers.
  • Print posters on large format printer.
  • Operated an 8-color Large Format Printer.
  • Output large format proofs and assemble.
  • Preflighted and set-up customer supplied files for large format and digital printing (Indigo, HP6100 and HP FB 700).
  • Output proofs to Epson's 9880 and 10600 large format printers with CGS Oris color/profiles software rip.
  • Worked as both a Digital Prepress and Large Format printing technician.

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20. Electronic Files

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Here's how Electronic Files is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Scanned and imported print and electronic files into specialized software, making color, text and digital image corrections as needed.
  • Communicate with internal/external customers regarding any problems, questions and concerns regarding electronic files, press, or finishing issues.
  • Troubleshooted with internal staff and clients regarding any problems, questions, concerns regarding electronic files or potential press issues.
  • Up load electronic files to remote printing facility for plating.
  • Maintained electronic files for proper use and backup.
  • Design and preparation of electronic files for print.
  • Retrieved electronic files from DAT or DLT storage with Filetrak software.

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21. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Demonstrated extensive troubleshooting skills and the ability to relate and convey information to others.
  • Provide troubleshooting skills and technical support for fellow operators.
  • Cleaned and troubleshooted image setters, monitored density.
  • Performed extensive troubleshooting of software/hardware problems.
  • Troubleshooted customer digital files, loaded fonts, inspected graphics, and make color separations.
  • Provided troubleshooting and problem resolution to artwork prior to printing.
  • Process, trap and troubleshoot using Rampage and ApogeeX systems.
  • Administer and troubleshoot all computer systems, applications and networks.
  • Helped clients with troubleshooting 4.
  • Updated and troubleshoot prepress software to continue productivity.
  • Maintain accuracy and troubleshoot customerrequests.

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Here's how Variable Data is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Make files print ready, adjust, correct, and design layouts, with special focus on variable data jobs.
  • Process Plates and Negatives - Assist with Variable Data Mailing - Color Proofing and Calibration
  • Implemented and directed copying of CD's with variable data codes and access keys.
  • Create variable data templates and specs for personalized short to medium run jobs.
  • Edited marketing material and formatted postal information in Excel for variable data mailings.
  • Offset, digital, books, variable data, & large-format.
  • Prepare variable data and processed mailing list databases.
  • Prepared files for variable data mailings.
  • Designed and implemented Quark XPress-based print templates for numerous variable data applications.
  • Provided a working variable data capacility locally.
  • Work with Excel for variable data input to inDesign CC 2014 for output on Canon 7000 and Xerox 800.
  • Rampage digital workflow, EFI rip, InDesign data merge and variable data production.
  • Utilized XMPie software to create variable-data pieces including bulk-mail addressing and applying variable data.

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23. Business Cards

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Here's how Business Cards is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Prepared sheet fed print pieces ranging from business cards to brochures and newsletters from one to four colors.
  • Designed large and small books, business cards, post cards, etc.
  • Work with products ranging from parking stickers to business cards to parking permits.
  • Designed brochures, letterhead, business cards and business forms.
  • Box business cards to get ready for shipping.
  • Work on designing business cards, letterheads, flyers, etc and recreating logos.

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Here's how Setup is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Coordinate stripping and digital setup for 30 Goss Web Press.

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26. Desktop

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Here's how Desktop is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Operate desktop publishing hardware and software to design and typeset forms, newsletters and other graphics.
  • Skilled Professional, Desktop Publishing Performed color and black & white correction of images.
  • Operated prepress software on Windows and Mac desktop to produce printing plates.
  • Scan images on a desktop scanner and manipulate images using Photoshop.
  • Input: Agfa Desktop Scanner.

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27. Xerox

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Here's how Xerox is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Oversee production of digital output jobs to a Fiery/XeroxDocucolor digital printing system.
  • Scanned & printed material on color Xerox printer, performed clerical duties included order entry, faxing and project tracking.
  • Trained on a Xerox DocuColor 8000.
  • Operated Xerox J75 Color Press.
  • Operated and maintained Xerox and Konica short-run digital presses for on-demand digital printing, controlled via Fiery Command Workstation.
  • Job duties include prepping files for Xerox Igen3 Digital Production Press and creating workflows.

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29. Creo

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Here's how Creo is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Produce & inspect lithographic plates using CREO computer-to plate technology and PREPS software.
  • Burned plates digitally on a CREO platemaker.
  • Pre-scheduled maintenance for Creo trendsetter.
  • Make Plates and Proofs using Creo equipment and Prep's and prinergy software.
  • Output plates on Creo platesetter.
  • Developed two Creo Brisque prepress workflows for sheetfed and web presses.

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30. Digital Press

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Here's how Digital Press is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Position also required plate processing equipment, proofing device and digital press set-up, maintenance, monitoring and problem resolution.
  • Checked and prepared print files for correctness and quality to be sent to the digital press.
  • Worked with management to create color profile for first digital press west of the Mississippi.
  • Worked with different offset and digital press setups for various presses.
  • Prepare files for output to digital press using InDesign Smartstream.
  • Trained on Xeikon digital press.
  • Close contact with digital press, Oce continuos and inserting operators.

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Here's how Client Files is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Downloaded client files from FTP sites and uploaded revised graphics for client retrieval.
  • Preflighted and troubleshot client files to validate production requirements.
  • Preflighted client files downloaded from ftp and email sites as well as disks and thumb drives received at our location.
  • Performed Flight Check on client files to determine prepress production needs.
  • Performed preflight and prepared client files for offset printing.

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32. Film Output

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Here's how Film Output is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Advanced levels of font management and trapping to ensure successful film output for the press.
  • Started as an apprentice doing film output, camera work, proofs and mockups for silkscreen division.
  • Job Preparation, Proofer and Film Output.

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Here's how RAN is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Prepared final imposition for plate making through Preps imposition software and provided quality assurance.
  • Provided final quality assurance prior to production.
  • Transfer images from master plates to unexposed plates, and immerse plates in developing solutions to develop images.
  • Performed a variety of tasks to transform text and pictures into finished pages and prepared pages for print.
  • Employed knowledge of basic layout principles, aesthetic design concepts, branding, typography and color theory.
  • Supervised inventory of TechKon color measuring devises - The heart and soul of the ColorSentry color-assurance system.
  • Created mock-ups, color corrections, photo retouching and imposition arranged layouts from the client- provided mock-ups.
  • Guaranteed the structure and file integrity was in place to ensure a quality output.
  • Create production files for large-format printed billboards, transit products and large banners.
  • Provided technical support for U.S. Art Department and company branches in Europe.
  • Scanned photos, documents, transparencies and original artwork.
  • Scanned photographs and transparencies for special ad presentation.
  • Transfer files between plants using an FTP server.
  • Organize or rearrange data that currently exists.
  • Transitioned into new software programs.
  • Applied familiarity with using digital prepress technology enabling an expedited transition to increased department productivity in a new environment.
  • Obtained ads from clients, performed preflight activities, reviewed documents for errors and transferred pictures and text into print-ready material.
  • Prepared high-end packaging from national-brand fragrance manufacturers for print Trapping and printing of five to fourteen color files.
  • Transfered to Prepress in 1986.
  • Rebranded Hanky Panky's shipping box while achieving the prize for best eCommerce marketing campaign at the 2012 IRCE awards.

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Here's how Scitex is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Color correction, retouching, assembling and trapping of electronic files using Macintosh, PC and Scitex hardware.
  • Output files to various media using Scitex Brisque RIP.
  • Trained in use of Dolev imagesetter, Scitex RIP, and Full Auto Frames trapping software.
  • Used Scitex/Creo workstation for prepress computer stripping to ready the files for plate output.
  • Implemented computerized Scitex pre-press department initially for 2 page then for 4 page (imposed) film output.

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Here's how Customer Approval is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Generated and assembled digital color proofs for customer approval.
  • Prepared color proofs and match prints for customer approval.
  • Create accurate proof for customer approval.
  • Produce digital proofs for customer approval.
  • Create Spinjet proofs and color match proofs for customer approval.
  • Produce press ready proofs for customer approval !
  • Created blues, hardcopy for customer approval.

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Here's how Nexus is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Experienced with Adobe software and Nexus Rip.
  • Trap files using Nexus rip and output to Agfa Image setter and Galileo plate setter.
  • Trouble shooting files for proper processing through nexus workflow.
  • Plate making Trapping Nexus-Powerlayout Proofing Pre-flighting Nexus-ArtPro

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Here's how Imposition Software is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Produced final impositions for plate making through Trueflows imposition software.
  • Created imposed film using Preps imposition software and Rampage output to Avantra 44.
  • Utilized Kodak Printergy ripping and trappng system in conjunction with Preps imposition software.

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Here's how Plate Processor is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Preformed the maintenance for the plate setter, plate processor, and the plate bender.
  • RIP and plate jobs and maintain plate maker and plate processor.
  • Performed maintenance on plate processor and proofing devices.
  • Maintained film & plate processors.

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39. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Assisted Customer Service Representatives with communicating production information to the sales staff and customers.
  • Worked directly with Project Coordinators and Customer Service.
  • Provided sales and customer service representative with professional advice and ideas to ensure Projects were completed on time and on budget.
  • Read and followed instructions from Customer Service and Production Planning Departments to ensure customer's product would comply with all specifications.
  • Point of contact for 10 person sales team and 7 customer service representatives.
  • Act as customer service liaison between commercial printers, print vendors and designers.
  • Coordinated with customer service and outside vendors to meet customer needs.
  • Answered phones and performed customer service on a regular basis.
  • Performed customer service duties along with projects and art requirements.
  • Provided technical support and customer service for clients and staff.
  • Identified technical support issues and communicated with management or customer service Created and maintained electronic job folders and structure.
  • Work closely with customer service representatives on all incoming orders !
  • Coordinate all orders with customer service representatives !
  • Assist other departments, as needed; shipping & receiving, bindery, warehouse, customer service.
  • Verified digital files were print-ready through Preflight, and assist Customer Service Reps with layouts.
  • Provide back up for prepress supervisor and customer service for ad rep accounts.
  • Coordinated with sales and customer service representatives to manage projects and workflow.
  • Communicated with customer service, press, and prepress leaders.
  • Collaborated with customer service to provide high-profile clients such as Perdue and Smithfield with revisions and new art.

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40. Adobe Acrobat

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41. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Provide technical support for the college/university community regarding new and traditional graphic arts techniques and procedures.
  • Provided technical support and assistance to co-workers and customers.
  • Rendered technical support to clients on graphic software applications and transmitting artwork via e-mail.
  • Provide technical support and run weekly system checks for remote location throughout Germany, Italy, England and Belgium.

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42. Cmyk

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Here's how Cmyk is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Correct images, fix color palettes to match in links and document, convert RGB images to four color CMYK.
  • Worked with spot, index, simulated process, and CMYK process separations.
  • Created CMYK prepress proofs using Agfa match-print material.

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43. Typeset

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Here's how Typeset is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Arranged and mounted typeset material and illustrations into paste-ups for printing reproduction, based on artists' and editors' layouts.
  • Configured advertising print layouts, performed typesetting and ruling applications, and screen printed.
  • Perform typesetting, revisions, output proofs and assemble mock-ups as needed.
  • Operate process camera, hand stripped, and maintain/repair CompuGraphic typesetter.
  • Create and prepare artwork files for print (Typesetting/Impositions/Proofing/Plating).
  • Corrected problems, worked with typesetters around the world.
  • Assisted with typesetting and proofreading for food industry ads.
  • Film stripping, camera operation, typesetting and proofing.
  • Design work and typesetting as needed.
  • Typeset and Design when needed.
  • Performed functions such as compositing, typesetting, layout, camera operating, scanning, film stripping, and proofing.
  • Served as solitary digital pre-press operator responsible for all in house design, typesetting and film separation.
  • Typeset, layout, design and set up of customer jobs and corrected existing files.
  • General processes of proofing, preflighting, trapping, typesetting, and color adjusting.
  • Filled in where needed for spotcolor typesetting and custom design work.
  • Produced digital dyluxes and color proofs Assisted with typesetting, proofreading and checking imposed proofs.
  • Design, typeset and create dielines for folders, cds and various items electronically.
  • Created art, did typesetting/design, preflight files.
  • Typeset and format copy from Macintosh and PC computers.
  • Typeset business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, newsletters,forms, coupon ads, etc.

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44. Pre-Press Production

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45. Proper Format

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Here's how Proper Format is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Cheek pages save and send the proper format to press.

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46. Digital Printers

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Here's how Digital Printers is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Prepare electronic files for printing and sent files to image setter, rips and digital printers.
  • Edited incoming file & target them for optimal performance on Fidelity's digital printers.
  • Used scanners, digital printers and computers on a daily basis.
  • Operated Color and Black and White Digital Printers.
  • Run jobs and proofs on Xerox digital printers.
  • Send files to several output devices; Prints to Xerox and Konica digital printers, Xitron Harlequin RIP output to plates.
  • Work responsibilities included set up calibration and operation of Konica Minolta6500/6501 Digital Printers and Xante Impressia envelope printer.

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47. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Ensured the completed job complied with both customer specifications and company specifications.
  • Manipulated color to match precise customer specifications.
  • Provide estimates per customer specifications.
  • Created colorful, screen print design work based on customer specifications.
  • Design, Assembly, Preflight and Color Management of package graphics per customer specifications using Adobe CS5 Creative Suite and ArtPro.
  • Create unique dielines that meet customer specifications including pocket folders, DVD boxes and product advertisement materials.

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48. Digital Image Corrections

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49. Dolev

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50. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Prepress Digital Technician jobs:
  • Designed and delivered PowerPoint presentations.
  • Used software such as Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Prepress Digital Technician

Adobe Photoshop

22.8%

Color Correction

7.5%

Prepress Department

6.4%

Mac

6.1%

Art Files

5.9%

File Preparation

5.3%

PDF

5.0%

Customer Files

4.9%

Quark

4.6%

Press Checks

4.0%

Adobe Customer Service

3.4%

Digital Files

3.1%

Epson

3.0%

Web Presses

3.0%

Prinergy

2.8%

Kodak Approval

2.7%

Pitstop

2.7%

CTP

2.5%

Large Format

2.3%

Electronic Files

2.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Prepress Digital Technician

Rank Skill
1 Adobe Photoshop 17.2%
2 Color Correction 5.7%
3 Prepress Department 4.9%
4 Mac 4.6%
5 Art Files 4.4%
6 File Preparation 4.0%
7 PDF 3.7%
8 Customer Files 3.7%
9 Quark 3.5%
10 Press Checks 3.0%
11 Adobe Customer Service 2.5%
12 Digital Files 2.3%
13 Epson 2.3%
14 Web Presses 2.3%
15 Prinergy 2.1%
16 Kodak Approval 2.1%
17 Pitstop 2.0%
18 CTP 1.9%
19 Large Format 1.8%
20 Electronic Files 1.5%
21 Troubleshoot 1.4%
22 Variable Data 1.3%
23 Business Cards 1.3%
24 Print Production 1.3%
25 Setup 1.2%
26 Desktop 1.1%
27 Xerox 1.1%
28 Pagemaker 1.1%
29 Creo 1.0%
30 Digital Press 1.0%
31 Client Files 0.9%
32 Film Output 0.9%
33 RAN 0.9%
34 Scitex 0.8%
35 Customer Approval 0.8%
36 Nexus 0.7%
37 Imposition Software 0.7%
38 Plate Processor 0.7%
39 Customer Service 0.7%
40 Adobe Acrobat 0.6%
41 Technical Support 0.6%
42 Cmyk 0.6%
43 Typeset 0.6%
44 Pre-Press Production 0.5%
45 Proper Format 0.5%
46 Digital Printers 0.5%
47 Customer Specifications 0.5%
48 Digital Image Corrections 0.5%
49 Dolev 0.4%
50 Powerpoint 0.4%
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