Studio Manager or Repro Pre-Press Mac Operator

West Yorkshire

Job summary

Future Recruitment Ltd
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job




Salary Guide £27K - £33K (Competitive Packaging) + 27 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays) + Excellent Benefits

Standard Hours: 08:30 - 17:00 (flexible for the right candidate)

Our client is a successful, printed packaging manufacturer operating for over eight decades, growing consistently with an exciting future. An environment of continuous improvement, education, innovation & challenge. The company produces high-quality printed carton board packaging as well innovative niche packaging solutions for world recognised brands, through to SME's & start-ups.

Our client is looking for a Studio Manager or Reprographics Pre-Press Mac Operator to join their team. You will be responsible for end-to-end handling of client artwork, pre-flighting, rectification, proofing, imposing and plating with a willingness to operate as a broad skilled pre-press operative and assist wherever necessary. Someone who has a willingness to bring ideas to the team and do whatever it takes in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full day-to-day pre-press operations of the company
  • Pre-flight and proof client supplied artwork files to tight deadlines ensuring they meet appropriate production specifications
  • Identify and carry out artwork alterations / corrections to assist clients where necessary to conform with print-ready production specifications
  • Step and repeat layouts predominantly for multi version, multi working sheet complex printed packaging production
  • Process & make plates via CTP
  • Colour management, colour profiling and curve management
  • Process CAD files of structural designs, create nested impositions and process ordering of cutting formes
  • Process artwork file layers for decorative finishing processes such as embossing, spot UV varnish & foiling
  • Seek out methods for minimising and mitigating risk of error in all pre-press processes
  • Take ownership of establishing, maintaining policies and procedures
  • Manage the company's digital filing, logging & client artwork library storage
  • Keep up to date with latest reprographic, graphic design & structural packaging design software & hardware that the company would benefit from
  • Perform ongoing process review to present new ideas & ways of working that the company would benefit from


  • Proficient in Adobe CC, namely Illustrator and InDesign
  • High competence with pre-press imposition software, Kodak Prinergy Connect
  • Strong technical artwork, plate making, litho printing and decorative finishing knowledge
  • Strong technical forme making & structural packaging knowledge
  • Experience with structural packaging design software, ESKO Artios CAD or similar & CAD tables highly desirable bonus
  • Strong broad IT skills
  • Ability to adapt to new software and systems
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Professional and confident communicator
  • Willingness to assist in all areas necessary outside of normal duties

Our client is looking for a hands on candidate, someone willing to roll their sleeves up and help out in other areas.

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