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Pre-Press/Production Artist for Screenprinting

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Vitamin T is seeking a Pre-Press/Production Artist, for Screenprinting, at a nationally recognized contract apparel decorator. This is contract to hire role in Naperville. It will start as soon as the right candidate is found.

The Production Artist will be responsible for checking in art files that are supplied by customers via email, an FTP site, or hard disk. This person will also utilize both Illustrator and Photoshop to create separations (including chokes, spreads, ink gain compensation, etc) based on the final print specifications as approved by the customer. In addition the artist would be responsible for sending new files to various digitizers, communicating with digitizers & downloading files, and creating virtual proofs for sewouts of embroidery designs. Other responsibilities include: creation and updates of marketing collateral and e-mail blasts. Use of a Graphtec plotter/cutter to cut custom vinyl. Use of software and plug-ins to create digitized files for both embroidery and rhinestone/sequin applications. Maintenance of imaging equipment, including replenishment of chemicals and supplies (film, inks, paper, etc), cleanup, and troubleshooting.


Qualifications:
-MINIMUM of 1-2 years of recent pre-press experience; screenprinting preferred, but digital offset is acceptable.
-Proficient in Adobe Design Suite programs, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop.
-Experience with FTP websites, Filemaker Pro, RIP software, and Quark is a major plus
-Experience with pre-press operations, specifically for screenprinting, is strongly preferred.
-Knowledge of operating a Nikon D-SLR camera is also beneficial, as well as experience using e-mail blast systems, specifically MailChimp. Any WordPress/web experience is helpful as well.
Clear communication skills and ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!

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