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Litho Division, Clifton, New Jersey, 07014

Director of Prepress and Prepress Manager

Our passion is print here at Sandy Alexander, don’t be fooled by our history – we have evolved into a technology-based solutions provider for Fortune 500 companies providing services to retail, beauty, make up and fragrance, beverages and spirits, hospitality, entertainment and media, finance, automotive, manufacturing, gaming and casinos.

Founded on traditional litho printing over fifty years ago, today along with sheet fed and web offset we offer pre-media services, custom automated digital marketing campaigns, retail visual merchandising solutions including wide and grand format imaging – truly a one stop solution. We ensure that the colors correct across all platforms and that it’s on-time, every time.

Position Summary:

  • Preflight client supplied files and output laser prints.
  • Assemble and process jobs from client supplied files.
  • Make minimal type modifications as requested.
  • Generate digital color proofs and check work after proofs are made.
  • Adhere to Sandy Alexander’s quality and environmental policies, procedures, goals, and objectives and comply with all safety and work rules when performing duties.

Major Responsibility:

  • Ensure that the work instructions (written or electronic) for each job are followed exactly. Make sure that all work records are accurate and clear so that they can be followed by other members of the prepress and production teams.
  • Preflight client supplied files and output laser prints.
  • Strong working knowledge of Macintosh/Windows desktop publishing applications as well as server-based rip/trap programs for page layout and automated workflows as per the company’s standard operating procedures.
  • Make minimal type modifications as requested.
  • Inspect internal proofs from prepress operators as needed. Inspect for content, type-flow, imposition, cleanliness, color break, color fidelity and tint variations as per job tickets, checklists and work instructions. Record any discrepancies found.
  • Inspect outgoing proofs before submitting to clients for approval.
  • Adhere to Sandy Alexander’s quality and environmental policies, procedures, goals, and objectives and comply with all safety and work rules when performing duties.
  • Complete and maintain all required checklists, paperwork, records, documents, etc. and maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Willingness to learn about our business offerings.
  • Ability to work within demanding schedules, tight deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving and quick decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with internal groups and external partners.
  • Independent, self-motivated, creative with the ability to be a team player.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Esko AE, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and G-Suite (EFI Pace a plus).

High School Diploma or equivalent and 5 years prepress operator experience OR Associates degree in Graphic Communications or related field and 3 year prepress experience. Ability to perform duties and tasks required by applicable Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.

Bachelor’s degree preferred, not required.

Competitive based on knowledge and work experience.
Full medical, dental, vacation and profit-sharing programs are also offered.

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