• Ross Printing NW
  • Spokane, WA, USA
  • May 22, 2018
Full time Pre-Press

Job Description


POSITION SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITES: This position is a combine admin and manufacturing position whose role is to ensure that customer-supplied artwork for labels/film packaging is translated correctly into proofs and print ready files for our flexographic and digital presses. 



The essential duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:


  • Pre-flight digital files to ensure that format, appearance, and layout of text and images are set correctly before moving to production.
  • Creates accurate proofs and print-ready files based on design specifications within the production timelines.
  • Analyze original files or samples to evaluate and modify color density, gradation highlights, middle tones, and shadows, using densitometers and knowledge of light and color to match customer requirements.
  • Performs color-separation, retouching or updating customer supplied files, and proofing files to ensure proper format, appearance, layout, and text is set prior to label production.
  • Operate proofing and plate making equipment.
  • Read and interpret documents such as: press layouts, work instructions, maintenance instructions.
  • Set up files for best efficiency throughout production.
  • Meet quality standards with minimal errors.

Experience Required

  • Knowledge of Esko Graphics prepress software is required.
  • Experience/knowledge and digital roll HP certification a plus.
  • 2-3 years of Pre-Press experience or vocational/technical degree is preferred.
  • Operating on a Mac OS computer platform and other computer-controlled systems as well as a suite of graphics and printing software. Must have strong Mac skills and proficient knowledge with desktop publishing tools mainly Adobe Products. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a preferred.