Large Format Prepress Associate


Large Format Prepress Associate

About the Company

Direct Edge Media is a fast paced and quickly growing printing company specializing in digital, offset and large format printing for enterprise, agency and trade printers. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an environment that values your professional skills, Direct Edge Media has a career path for you. We are currently seeking experienced and professional full-time candidates to join our team.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Large Format Prepress associate who is skilled in preparing files, outputting to multiple printers and is able to organize daily jobs with operators to meet customers’ deadlines.

Job Responsibilities

  • Basic pre-flighting skills to ensure files are prepared correctly.
  • Adjust native files (usually in Adobe Illustrator) to print specifications, customer requirements, press limitations, and production requirements.
  • Manage quality control of artwork before it goes to print.
  • Assist in workflow and process improvement planning.

Key Skills

  • Proficient in pre-flighting, prepping files, trapping, composing, imposition, layouts, ripping to proofs and plates, and general troubleshooting.
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite v4+ (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Working experience in Esko i-cut Layout and Preflight, Colorgate Production Server 7 and EFI PrintSmith.
  • Knowledge on large format printers (roll and flatbed printers), roll laminators and two axis digital cutters.
  • Strong working knowledge of digital, offset, and variable data printing processes
  • A sharp eye for content, strong attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Responsible, dependable, hard-working, assertive, and the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or similar
  • 2-3 years’ experience