PRINT NW
  • 28-Sep-2017 to 27-Nov-2017 (PST)
  • Lakewood, WA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability the first of the month following 60 days of employment. We offer a 401k with company match. We are a family organization with opportunities for growth and development.


Prepress Technician

Print NW is currently seeking a Prepress Technician to join our team.  The Prepress Technician pre-flights, troubleshoots, prepares and imposes files for output and finish processing. The Prepress Technician is responsible for the processing of files as they move from planning to production. This includes file downloading, file preflight, file processing and ripping, color and type corrections, proofing, generating impositions and printing.

This is not a creative position.  We are looking for someone who is very efficient and accurate at prepping customer art for print. 

Main Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):

  • Read and follow Job Jacket instructions
  • Prepare artwork for offset, digital, and Wide Format printing
  • Create Print Ready Files Review supplied files for potential problems and communicate issues
  • Change supplied art based on customer's suggestions
  • Communicate concerns found in preflight procedure
  • Maintain high level of quality, accuracy and productivity
  • Impose Files for Press, Signature and Flat based work

Minimum Requirements: 

  • High level of accuracy, exceptional organization skills and keen attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of computer drawing programs (ex. Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Operator must be proficient in basic file preparation for the printing processes; both offset and digital
  • Strong graphic design background and knowledge of standard design applications
  • Knowledge of color separations, screens, dot gain and resolution
  • Ability to accurately check files for color separations, fonts, links, document size, etc.

BENEFITS: Full time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability the first of the month following 60 days of employment. We offer a 401k with company match. We are a family organization with opportunities for growth and development.

WHO WE ARE: PRINT NW is the largest commercial printer in South Sound and the seventh largest in Washington State. Our growth is due to industry diversification, a terrific workforce, forward thinking technology investments, and a blend of employee experience and energy. We focus on adapting and listening to our client's needs. We are adamant about employing competitive market strategies, and improving manufacturing function and form. We are constantly developing new products and services to meet customer-changing needs.

Print NW provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Print NW complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Upon job offer all Print NW employees complete a drug screen and criminal background check. Print NW is required to participate in the federal government's E-Verify program and confirms employment eligibility upon commencement of employment.

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