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Production/Pre-Press Manager

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Primary Purpose of this position:
To support and interface directly with EPC client personnel on a daily basis. The position will interact with internal personnel and external contractors in the areas of print production support, and the administrative support of Schawk Digital Solutions - BLUE system.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide pre-production assessment of artwork layouts against specific print criteria, including the ability to conduct pre-production meetings with internal clients and external suppliers to effectively manage production requirements in print.
  • Manage projects from initiation in the BLUE system through completion to posting of completed assets in the Digital Asset Library, ensuring established timelines are met and providing feedback to functional approvals as required.
  • Color quality support –assess prepress color proofs and define requirements per project, request and assess ink drawdown swatches from print vendors as well as request, receipt and assessment and distribution of print production color standards from the converters
  • Population of Filemaker database as needed
  • Administration of the Schawk BLUE system as it relates to: On-site application support for the client end users as needed – Admin and Population of the Asset Library – posting and removal of client assets
  • Understand defined workflows, hierarchy, file submission guidelines relative of all modules of BLUE
  • Production capabilities in regards to design aesthetics associated with the reworking of mechanical artwork files when required (copy, minor layout modifications).
  • Assist in translating creative/design intent into compelling packaging & promotional assets
  • Press Approvals – attendance of press approvals as warranted or if required
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