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Top 50 Press Department Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Press Department Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Press Department Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 8.0% of Press Department Manager resumes contained Customer Service as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Press Department Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Press Department Manager:

1. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Maintained communication between the customer service and production departments.
  • Provided superior customer service to foster repeat business.
  • Promoted to assume the role of Customer Service Manager, responsible for the training and supervision of existing service representatives.
  • Worked closely with Sales team, customer service and scheduling department to insure on time deliveries to Clientele.
  • Started at a small drop location for this company where my main responsibility was customer service.
  • Performed customer service, bindery duties, network/work station troubleshooting and repair, and email administrator.
  • Improved employee awareness of customer service importance and contributed to increase in revenues.
  • Provided link between artists, customer service, sales and pressroom.
  • Performed store operations, Pressed clothes, Provided excellent customer services
  • Manage all aspects of dry cleaning operations * Order supplies * Customer service * DEC Certified

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2. Macintosh

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Here's how Macintosh is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Spearheaded the introduction of Macintosh desktop publishing into the organization.
  • Trained composing and editorial personnel on Macintosh applications.
  • Created job requirements for six Macintosh operators and 11 plate makers.
  • Installed, operated and trained additional operators on high resolution drum scanner, MacIntosh workstations, and imagesetter.
  • Design and implementation of Macintosh system for pre-flighting and proof output.

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3. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated design and production schedules with internal and external resources while working side-by-side with company art director.
  • Furnish customers with information on production schedules.
  • Organized and created production schedules for graphic arts team, supervising the progress of projects from production to post production.
  • Coordinate production schedules and maximize individual employee skills and team strengths to best match the customers' requirements and expectations.
  • Oversee and maintain production schedules for both internal and external due dates.
  • Created daily production schedules and reports.
  • Set two nightly production schedules.

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4. Adobe Photoshop

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5. Pressroom Operations

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  • Managed inkjet and pressroom operations.

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6. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Created order forms, advertising copy/layouts, newsletter, and press releases.
  • Drafted and distributed press releases; and organized press conferences for this employers' association covering the Valencia region.
  • Prepared and wrote articles and press releases with respect to their concerts and new CDs.

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7. Color Correction

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Here's how Color Correction is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Watched over the color correction, swatch matching, colorizing, quality control and proofing.
  • Make color corrections and edit continuous tone images.
  • Conducted curve-based color corrections to remove colorcasts to ensure balance.
  • Involved in complete digital prepress production from scanning, image retouching and color correction to page assembly and imposition for press.

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8. Press Checks

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Here's how Press Checks is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Performed press checks, maintained quality assurance and monitoring of production procedures.
  • Provided quality press checks.Wrote Standard Operating procedures for all production personnel.

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9. Pre-Press Equipment

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Here's how Pre-Press Equipment is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated the administration of product quotes, orders and installation of all new Electronic Pre-Press equipment.
  • Complete maintenance and troubleshooting of pre-press equipment.
  • Upgraded outdated pre-press equipment to direct-to-plate system.

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10. Pre-Press Department

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Here's how Pre-Press Department is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Developed, wrote and implemented procedures for Conventional / Digital Pre-Press department to meet ISO 9001 Certification audits.
  • Managed Pre-Press department producing the Inquirer, Daily News, and several externally published commercial newspapers.
  • Managed small staff on daily process and procedures of the Pre-Press department.
  • Review and schedule all work in the Pre-Press department.
  • Managed all aspects of Pre-Press Department.
  • Combined three separate pre-press departments into one cohesive group, greatly improving communication and productivity.
  • Managed the pre-press department including Digital printing and parts on the variable data mail.
  • Managed pre-press department staffed by 28 business partners in a Direct Mail operation.
  • Managed and supported the daily scheduling and operation of the pre-press department.
  • Managed Pre-press Department comprised of 8 employees for 2 newspapers.
  • Assisted pre-press department with stripping and plate burning.
  • Oversee all output from the Pre-press department.
  • Managed pre-press department comprised of 40 employees.
  • Managed operations and employees of Pre-press department.
  • Set up and maintained electronic pre-press department.
  • Manage work flow for pre-press department.
  • Adopted and maintained the daily operation and management proceedures for the electronic pre-press department.

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11. Press Room

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Here's how Press Room is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Output and quality of all daily and commercial pages to the press room for print.
  • Lead Press Operator and Press Room Manager.
  • Managed Press Room at 12,000 circulation daily newspaper

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12. CTP

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Here's how CTP is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Facilitated successful integration of new CTP equipment.
  • Operated image-setting and CTP equipment.
  • Implemented Fuji CTP Saber and Esko Automation Engine to increase productivity thuslimiting human error.
  • Succeeded in conversion of traditional manual workflow to Macintosh CTP workflow while sales volume increased by 25%.
  • Coordinated the installation of the company's Mako 4 CTP system.

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13. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Directed daily operations of an 8 color roll to roll belt press.

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14. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Handled screen preparation to ensure and maintain quality standards for production.
  • Implement safety and quality standards.

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15. PDF

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Here's how PDF is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Manage the daily activities of the two-person prepress department which creates print-ready PDF files from customer originals.
  • Trained and aided new employees on a complete PDF workflow solution using training manuals I developed.
  • Perfected Quality Control system, Implemented acrobat PDF Workflow.
  • Trained pre-press employees on PDF pre-flight techniques.
  • Integrated state of the art Agfa Apogee PDF Workflow System and trained all staff.

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16. Customer Files

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Here's how Customer Files is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Organized, supervised, and flight-checked all customer files.
  • Check customer files and prepared jobs for print.
  • Reviewed & Flight checked customer files.

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17. Digital Press

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Here's how Digital Press is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Supervised and scheduled workload of 3 digital press operators and a prepress technician.

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18. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Provided technical support, dictated conferences and directed editorial and ad design projects.
  • Contributed technical support to the sales force and clients.
  • Provided technical support to Sales staff and customers.
  • Assisted sales force with technical support.

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19. Flexo

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Here's how Flexo is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Supplied film, or direct to plate information to all Sheet fed, Flexo or Web presses.
  • Implemented and monitored web-offset, gravure and flexographic printing procedures.
  • Developed a great deal of knowledge of flexographic, offset (dry and lithographic) as well as roto-gravure printing.
  • Provided oversight for 8 roll stock, central impression wide web flexographic presses, mounting department,plate making and pre-press.
  • Achieved and negotiated the purchase of a new $3Mflexographic printing press (Windmoeller Hoelscher flexographic printing press).

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20. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Serve as department liaison to Awards Publicity department working directly with show publicists
  • Trained on Deming Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques, and in turn conducted TQM training for supervisors and employees.
  • Act as an executive creative liaison to top 10 clients, handling special projects from quoting to finished product.
  • Key member of the department leadership team supporting production managers, supervisors and production employees.
  • Served on the ISO 9002 implementation team writing many company procedures leading to certification.
  • Worked effectively with staff, supervisors and managers from News and Press divisions.
  • Created, approved and, monitored ISO quality standards in the area.
  • Managed 2 Supervisors and 100 employees in press and bindery.
  • Created protocols and standards directly with the ISO PDF council.
  • Managed 250 employees, supervisors, and 3 shift operations.
  • Served on the ISO and lean-manufacturing committees.
  • Press liaison and translator when necessary.
  • Acted as technical advisor for the art department, including hardware and software maintenance and upgrades and troubleshooting.
  • Served as the liaison between newsroom and pressroom and resolved any issues that arose before print.
  • Experience using CMYK, discharge, and plastisol inks.
  • Organized public appearances, lectures, contests, and exhibits to increase public awareness Acted as a communications liaison for internal teams
  • Shift Supervisor, Supervised over 90 employees, overseeing all areas of gravure engraving and shipping.
  • Maintained accurate communication with pressroom supervisor ensuring smooth and precise operation of production from pre-press to press.
  • Press Supervisor Managed gravure press runs, proactively identifying and resolving a variety of issues to foster smooth workflow.
  • Manage all pre press and supervisor pre press department employees Purchasing

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21. Large Format

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Here's how Large Format is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Output all non-press jobs on printers, copiers and large format devices.
  • Output to printers, copiers and large format devices.
  • Experience with large format poster printer.
  • Output imposed hard copy mock proofs on a large format Hewlett Packard ink jet printer from the Brisque.
  • Generate plates for large format printing presses using both direct to plate technology and lm exposure techniques.
  • Proof files on a large format Hewlett Packard ink jet printer from the Brisque.

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23. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Manage printing operations Inventory control and management Management and purchasing of consumables Preparation of month end reports

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24. Production Department

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Here's how Production Department is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Researched and tested the software and hardware for the editorial and production departments.
  • Coordinate jobs with the design and production departments.
  • Aided in the implementation of daily work routines in the Graphics Prepress Production Department and each aspect of the production schedule.
  • Work closely with separate magazine production departments to meet hourly deadlines of page files and batch processing requirements.
  • Interacted with customers, production department, sales, pressroom, bindery and shipping.

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26. Performance Reviews

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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Evaluated all employee performance reviews.
  • Performed the departments performance reviews.

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27. High Quality

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Here's how High Quality is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Maintained extremely high quality standards and controls to help company become established as leader in the pharmaceutical packaging industry.
  • Supervised on-site printing assuring a high quality product.
  • Supply high quality images to clients utilizing both drum and flatbed scanners.
  • Lead operator and system manager for a high quality sheetfed commercial printer, using both conventional and stochastic screening technologies.
  • Managed all aspects of production; state of the art pre-pressproduction, printing, finishing, high quality and customersatisfaction.

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28. Customer Relations

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Here's how Customer Relations is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Developed and maintained excellent customer relationships.

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29. Business Cards

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Here's how Business Cards is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Design & produce various printed products from letterheads & business cards to restaurant menus & posters.

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30. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Implemented one-on-one coaching and operational improvements, including implementing x-rite standards and instituting production goals.
  • Trained and supervised new hires on production goals and standard operating procedures.

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31. Production Meetings

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Here's how Production Meetings is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Participated in daily production meetings to facilitate job planning.
  • Maintained work flow with scheduling system and production meetings to estimate proof approvals, press time and bindery deliveries.
  • Conducted daily production meetings with staff to schedule work and to identify any issues.
  • Attended daily production meetings to provide input on plant-wide issue resolution.
  • Direct supervision of 21 employees Manage day-to-day operations of the pre-press schedule Lead production meetings Trouble shoot production related issues

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32. Digital Files

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Here's how Digital Files is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Processed digital files for all manual orders through imposition software for efficient and cost effective production.
  • Experience as an artist in the photo retouch department Quality control, color adjustment to digital files.
  • Established a workflow procedure to turn all existing films into digital files, achieving a 100% digital workflow.

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33. Pre-Press Production

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Here's how Pre-Press Production is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Applied Theory of Constraints principles to the management of pre-press production operations to ensure uninterrupted supply of materials to press department.
  • Oversee and take responsibility for pre-press production operations, quality control, and workflow.

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35. Adobe Acrobat

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36. Project Management

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37. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Manage 9 direct reports and unlimited indirect labor necessary to support production.
  • Manage 21 direct reports with responsibility for monitoring daily productivity across 24 hour shifts.

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38. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Maintain company-wide servers and email accounts, installing new equipment and updates.

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39. Day-To-Day Operations

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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Managed day-to-day operations of two manufacturing sites, in respects to all data and communication functions.
  • Participated in the process management group responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the plant.
  • handled the day-to-day operations of the front and back office

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40. New Technologies

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Here's how New Technologies is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Maintained and updated computer systems, seamlessly integrating new technologies.
  • Research and implementation of new technologies Annual Review process for 48 employees.

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41. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Communicated effectively with pressman to ensure product quality.
  • Recommended and implemented measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, and efficiency.

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42. Film Output

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Here's how Film Output is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated the installation of an AGFA Aventra film outputting system.
  • Film output on the Scitex Dolev 200, utilizing the PowerMac 8100 as a Rip server.

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43. UV

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44. Software Applications

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45. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Monitor progress of jobs and resolve problems or concerns during the production process.
  • Monitored and adjustedproduction processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Monitored the production processes and adjustedschedules.

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46. Rampage

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Here's how Rampage is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Maintained and upgraded all departmental computers' operating systems and Production Applications including Rampage upgrades.

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47. File Prep

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Here's how File Prep is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • File preparation and production layout.
  • Supervised film and file preparation, proofing and plating Managed 6 pre-press employees

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48. Dolev

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Here's how Dolev is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Plot files on a Dolev 800v with hole punch registration.

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49. Epson

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50. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Press Department Manager jobs:
  • Ensured company policies and procedures followed throughout manufacturing operation.
  • Supervised three schedulers and six customer service representatives.
  • Noted for accelerating production through strong managerial skills.
  • Managed the Electronic Graphics Imaging / Pagination Department, including three shift operations consisting of up to eight persons per shift.
  • Guide, teach and mentor members of the Creative team in developing ideas through execution.
  • Promoted from Coordinator to Assistant Manager then to Manager of Layout Department within three years.
  • Managed a three-shift operation with two supervisors and a staff of 30 employees.
  • Synchronize the efforts of major initiatives involving multiple groups and departments.
  • Provided sales and customer support through technical training and sales calls.
  • Handled all standard HR functions and creating an internal rewards program.
  • Reduced spoilage through training and creation of SOP's.
  • Plan/launched new books through global network of distributors.
  • Supervised fifteen employees over three shifts.
  • Manage three shifts with a total of 25 employees.
  • Oversee the operations of three departments, which include PrePress, Offset Press and Wide Format Digital.
  • Trouble shooting, monitoring production levels and managing personnel for optimum throughput to meet client demands.
  • Resourced and created ROI's for new capital expenditures for all three departments.
  • Reduced quality complaints for two major customers Identification and reduction of waste Managed start up of shrink label business
  • Coordinated all aspects of pre-press, from preflight through output to direct plate system.
  • Developed proprietary true Hexachrome workflow for HP 5000 digital Press.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Press Department Manager

Customer Service

12.0%

Macintosh

9.8%

Production Schedules

7.3%

Adobe Photoshop

6.8%

Pressroom Operations

6.6%

Press Releases

6.4%

Color Correction

6.2%

Press Checks

6.0%

Pre-Press Equipment

4.8%

Pre-Press Department

4.6%

Press Room

4.4%

CTP

3.5%

Daily Operations

2.9%

Quality Standards

2.9%

PDF

2.7%

Customer Files

2.7%

Digital Press

2.7%

Technical Support

2.7%

Flexo

2.5%

ISO

2.5%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Press Department Manager

Rank Skill
1 Customer Service 8.0%
2 Macintosh 6.5%
3 Production Schedules 4.8%
4 Adobe Photoshop 4.6%
5 Pressroom Operations 4.4%
6 Press Releases 4.3%
7 Color Correction 4.1%
8 Press Checks 4.0%
9 Pre-Press Equipment 3.2%
10 Pre-Press Department 3.0%
11 Press Room 2.9%
12 CTP 2.4%
13 Daily Operations 1.9%
14 Quality Standards 1.9%
15 PDF 1.8%
16 Customer Files 1.8%
17 Digital Press 1.8%
18 Technical Support 1.8%
19 Flexo 1.7%
20 ISO 1.7%
21 Large Format 1.7%
22 Grand Format Printers 1.7%
23 Inventory Control 1.7%
24 Production Department 1.7%
25 Osha 1.5%
26 Performance Reviews 1.4%
27 High Quality 1.4%
28 Customer Relations 1.4%
29 Business Cards 1.4%
30 Production Goals 1.2%
31 Production Meetings 1.1%
32 Digital Files 1.1%
33 Pre-Press Production 1.1%
34 Print Quality 1.1%
35 Adobe Acrobat 1.1%
36 Project Management 1.0%
37 Direct Reports 1.0%
38 New Equipment 1.0%
39 Day-To-Day Operations 1.0%
40 New Technologies 1.0%
41 Product Quality 1.0%
42 Film Output 0.8%
43 UV 0.8%
44 Software Applications 0.8%
45 Production Process 0.8%
46 Rampage 0.8%
47 File Prep 0.8%
48 Dolev 0.7%
49 Epson 0.7%
50 HR 0.7%
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