RR Donnelley Prelim/Prepress Operator 1 in Grove City, Ohio

Prelim/Prepress Operator 1

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Job Description

Review electronic files that are received from clients and check them for thoroughness and completeness in advance of the plate making process. Using electronic page layout software (desktop publishing software) manipulates the format of the print job to the dimensions of the paper. Determine page layout, accounting for folds, trims, bleeds and gripper, and add crop marks and color bars as necessary. Identify missing or problematic components and communicate them to the CSR, customer and production personnel. Work directly with CSR, customer, and production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with the job. Load customer supplied electronic files for output, onto the Pre-Press and Blind operators during the manufacturing process. May prepare color proofs for customer review. May impose images and operate CTP plate making equipment and bending/tabbing equipment to prepare plates for press. Perform quality checks on finished plates before releasing to manufacturing.

Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's. A thorough understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required. Experience with imposition software (Mac) and Adobe Creative Suite software (PC) is preferred. Advanced color management skills and the ability to work with different digital file formats are required. Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis. Must have an understanding of the offset printing process and how one color affects another. Mechanical skills using small hand tools in order to make minor repairs and perform maintenance on a flatbed scanner, image setter, and automated film processing equipment is required.

Other essential Job functions include:

  • Oversee digital print production of client jobsensuring production specifications are followed.

  • Ensure production jobsare run according to an established production scale.

  • Read and interpret print and production specifications.

  • Perform pre-production assistance as needed, such as trimming, drilling, perforating, etc.

  • Perform pre-finishing/post production assistance as needed, such as chipping product to separate sets, boxing product requiring no finishing, etc.

  • Work in a cross-functional, self directed team environment

  • Non-Essential Jobfunctions:

  • Assist Bindery/Finishing personnel in their functions

  • Assist in monthly raw materials inventory procedures

  • Must work well under stress and deadlines

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

III. Basic Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, and do arithmetic

  • Knowledge of Digital Print products and standards

  • Good eye-hand coordination

  • Tool knowledge

  • Equipment Used:

  • Various Xerox Digital Black/White & Color Devices

  • Computer Workstation

  • Steel-toed safety shoes or steel-toe caps are required as a safety precaution and must be worn at all times while working at Wallace as a condition of employment.

  • Experience:

  • A minimum of six months’ experience in a print manufacturing environment operating Xerox DocuTechequipment or equivalent

III. Licenses and Certifications:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

Required Skills


Job Location

Grove City, Ohio, United States

Position Type


Employee Referral Bonus eligible