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Pre Press Team Leader


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):


  • In depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite of programs is a must.
  • Prepare files for print from several formats and workflows including native files and pretrapped artwork. Work with customers to create and/or modify original artwork for brochures, catalogs, litho and top-sheet for the corrugated industry as well as other commercial printing projects.
  • This position also requires knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Technician must be able to type a minimum of 35 words per minute.
  • Technician will have an opportunity to work with customers to help educate them in proper file creation; therefore the position required good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines in a high volume environment.
  • Must demonstrate design and layout knowledge and be able to translate knowledge into appealing practical layouts.
  • Strong skill set is required in color correction, clone work and combining multiple Images.
  • Ability to resolve issues on press including those from press, pre-press and plate to meet the customers required results.


Job Requirements / Qualifications:


  • Will be responsible for maintaining a strong working knowledge of computer applications that apply to the Graphic Arts Industry and office environment.
  • Must have the ability to provide training on digital and conventional output devices along with file preparation to both personnel in the prep-press department and others within the company.
  • Must have a complete understanding of total print shop environment from order entry through finishing.
  • This position also required a strong knowledge of color theory and the ability make color corrections for outgoing proofs as well has jobs on press.


Experience: Min. 4 Years

Pre Press Project Manager


  • Qualification-Must be Graduate
  • Technical knowledge-Publishing, typesetting, graphics
  • Software: InDesign, Quark, PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDRAW, FrameMaker
  • MS Office: Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Experience of handling team.


TypeSetting Designer


Education Required


  • An associate degree or other post secondary award in graphic arts, communications or design can help desktop publishers acquire the training the need to enter the field.
  • Stand-alone desktop publishing courses that show students how to import copy and format digital pages can also be found at community, technical or trade colleges. Completion of a 4-year degree program, such as one that might lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, is the usual requirement for aspiring graphic designers.
  • Experience with computer graphics and page layout software is important, and job-seekers should be ready with a professional portfolio of high-quality work.


Skills Required


  • Good communications skills are necessary for negotiating with clients and printers. A typesetter will also need to have a sharp eye and be attentive to detail.
  • A strong sense of design and color, a familiarity with fonts and an understanding of different graphic styles will be useful, along with knowledge of printing and publishing technology.


Proof Reading & Quality Control


A proofreader performs a 'quality check' on publications, usually just before they are due to go to print. They may work on books, magazines and newspapers, websites, as well as publications aimed at a specialist audience, such as academic or business reports.


Proofreaders check that:


  • the text matches the original
  • spelling and style are correct and consistent
  • page numbers, headings and captions are correct
  • photos and illustrations are correctly captioned.


When they identify a change that needs to be made, proofreaders mark it, using a recognized set of symbols. They usually mark the printed proofs, but sometimes this task may be done on screen, using specialized software.


Proofreaders need to be:


  • scrupulous about detailed work
  • skilled in written English
  • self-motivated
  • good at concentrating for long spells
  • good communicators
  • comfortable working with IT
  • interested in the publishing industry.


2D Graphic Designer


  • Illustrator: Expert
  • Photoshop: Expert
  • CorelDRAW: High



  • Flash designer: High
  • Flash animation: High



  • HTML5 / CCS3 responsive designers


Experience: 3-4 Years

Flash GUI Designer & Animator


  • Flash designing: expert level
  • Flash animation
    Object: expert level
    Character: expert level
    Human: expert level
    Animals: good
  • Illustrator: Expert
  • Photoshop: Expert
  • CorelDRAW: High


Experience: 2- 3 Year

Sr. Designer


  • Qualification: Graduate / Post graduate
  • Knowledge of publishing and typesetting: High
  • Knowledge of graphics and software knowledge of InDesign, Quark, Frammaker, PageMaker: Basic
  • Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Flash: High
  • MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint


Experience: 2-3 Year

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