Prepress Technicians and Workers
Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.
* Attention to Detail
* Stress Tolerance
* Self Control
* Generate prepress proofs in digital or other format to approximate the appearance of the final printed piece.
* Proofread and perform quality control of text and images.
* Enter, position, and alter text size, using computers, to make up and arrange pages so that printed materials can be produced.
Sample Job Titles
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