Digital Prepress Specialist

Position Overview

Department: PrePress
Reports To: PrePress Supervisor

Fort Orange Press is looking for a reliable and experienced Prepress Specialist.  The Prepress Specialist electronically assembles graphics and text to create electronic files containing all components for proofing and printing. The position requires in-depth knowledge of desktop publishing applications. The Prepress Specialist works under the direction of the Prepress Supervisor. Quality assurance, attention to detail and the ability to multitask in our fast-paced production facility are a must. This is a GREAT opportunity if you are a self-starter with initiative and are eager to learn and grow.


  • 2+ years experience in prepress printing or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of the printing operation. Including – offset printing, die-cutting, pre-press and pre-production functions and software.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products is a must.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedural manuals, and work orders.
  • Follow and understand quality guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervision.


  • Read and understand all job requirements before beginning the desktop process.
  • Copy all information to be used from the customer’s disk.
  • Ask questions, report all problems, and perform all necessary clean-up and corrections before the file is released for film output.
  • Compare completed digital file to job order before releasing.
  • Ensure trapping is correct.
  • Position copy according to specifications.
  • Ensure all flat sheet jobs are marked correctly for size and color.
  • Proofread and approve orders.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all assigned equipment.
  • Effectively manages materials.
  • Demonstrate good housekeeping.
  • Provide support to other positions as needed.
  • Participate and assist in ongoing training.
  • Provide technical advice.
  • Know and observe all safety rules.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, customers, co-workers, account managers, and all pre-production personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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