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Pre Press Technician #1556
Pressworks Ink | Carson City, Nevada
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Job Description

Pre Press Technician

PressWorks Ink is seeking candidates to work within the technical area of the Pre-press department for production of daily newspapers and all other printed products.

Responsibilities include: Operate File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites Proof all page files while working with advertisers, editorial, or outside Conduct and document daily, weekly, and monthly routine maintenance MUST BE ABLE TO: Communicate well with all employees View computer monitors for long periods of time Occasionally lift heavy objects approximately 50 pounds while loading media into computer-to-plate-units Maintain organizational, computer and general software program skills Learn and work as needed in our printing and packaging environment.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Working and troubleshooting the Arkitex software
  • Working and troubleshooting CTP and Processors
  • Working with Access data base and Press Calendar to understand workflow
  • Check PDF’s, job set-up, and RIP pages for print
  • Track and download incoming pages
  • Building of Classifieds
  • Press and Post Press duties as assigned
  • Maintain reliable communication procedures and working relationship with PWI, Swift peers, and commercial print clients to achieve team goals.
  • Keep prepress manager apprised of all tasks, accomplishments, and challenges in daily reports.
  • Clean and maintain all prepress equipment



• Must be able to sit and view computer monitors for long periods of time.

• Must be able to occasionally lift up to approximately 50 pounds while loading media into computer-to-plate units.

• Conduct and document daily, weekly, and monthly routine maintenance and cleaning of image-setters and processors and other prepress equipment.

• Communicate well with employees of the pre-press department and other departments.

• Handle all other duties as assigned. 

• Must have solid organizational and computer skills, be detail oriented and have good working knowledge of general software programs including RIP, imaging, and pagination software.

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