General Responsibilities: Under the direction of the New Projects & Graphic Arts Supervisor, the Pre-Press Project Analyst is responsible for all activities and coordination of pre-press operations of customer artwork and technical specifications (i.e., repro and distortion) to enable accurate engraving of print cylinders and to achieve customer color target on the press in a reproducible manner based on the AFS printing process. The Pre-Press Project Analyst is also expected to ensure quality control standards are observed at all times for these activities
Participates in customer/design agencies pre-production meeting(s) and establishes a client brief as input for the reproduction of artwork
.• Assesses customer artwork, advises customers regarding artwork guidelines, and provides technical instructions for the reproduction of the artwork to the Graphics Repro Representatives.
Checks reproduction files of customer artwork jobs for color matching, trapping, layering, file structure, elements, etc. in accordance with technical specifications for repro work.
Determines artwork amendments (text corrections and color modifications) to bring art to meet AFS printing specifications.
Creates design guides for customers / design agencies and serves as a liaison with the AFS TFC on sleeve specifications.
Oversees the reproduction of customer artwork (pre-press operation), color management, and pre-distortion of graphic elements, and ensures quality control standards are maintained at all times.
Partners with manufacturing operations (engraving and print) to advise or consult on specific artwork problems.
Supports sales / customer / manufacturing operations for print views to execute color matching on the print and proof press.
Performs other tasks and/or assignments as defined by the Graphic Arts Manager.
Possesses extensive knowledge of the following:
ESKO graphics pre-press software is ideal
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS6
GMG Epson proofing system
Possesses good understanding of color metric
Strong attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills which are needed to establish and maintain an influential relationship with the customer and its design agencies and/or third parties (suppliers / manufacturing operations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills; must be able to manage tasks and projects with minimal guidance
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
Product knowledge of shrink sleeve applications and requirements for packaging market related to graphic design a plus
Associate’s degree preferred in a business or technical discipline or equivalent experience
Minimum of one year’s experience in a customer support role, preferably in a manufacturing environment
Job Type: Full-time
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Time Off
Monday to Friday
Graphic Arts: 5 years (Preferred)
Only full-time employees eligible
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