Pre-Press Production Artist

  • Competitive plus benefits
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Trapeze Recruitment Services Ltd

Company Profile

A dynamic and creative family owned business that provides fully integrated graphic solutions to the consumer-packaged goods. Our client offers robust solutions in Design, Production and Management that work together to optimise client’s concept-to-shelf experience. This position is working within a small, energetic and friendly team located in lovely offices in Ashford, within walking of the train station.

Position Expectations

• Convert and translate customer submitted artwork into a press compatible format

• Create production art, line extensions and prepping jobs for assembly, which will include but not limited to: preflighting, typesetting, image placement, layout, spot colour adaption, etc

• Manipulate customer artwork so printed materials can be produced according to the production requirements

• Maintain an effective and efficient workflow from the point the artwork is scheduled to the proof stage

• Maintain direct and open communication with internal customer service team and production teams to assure the final mechanical art meets the clients and printers needs

• Output production proofs depicting final layout for customer approval

• Design all files according to the requirements of the press it will run on; including press marks, colour correction, etc

• Make independent judgement in graphic assembly of working art files; analysing needs and product requirements to create a final press-ready file

• Proofread all work including customer proofs and final files

• Maintain accuracy on all orders so that orders flow efficiently and effectively

Candidate requirements

• BS or BA in Graphics Design/Production, Printing or similar degree (preferred)

• 2-3 years’ experience in packaging graphics, design and/or prepress

• Graphics production technology background or experience, a plus

• Self-motivated and disciplined

• Strong project management and organisation skills

• Operates with high integrity, is productive under high pressure, hands-on when needed

• Deep understanding of major printing methods (Flexo, Gravure, Offset)

• Proficient use of Apple operating system including knowledge of business software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro and Acrobat

Remuneration & Benefits

• Very competitive basic salary

• Good holiday entitlement & benefits

• 37.5-hour week, Monday to Friday

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

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