Prepress Technicians and Workers
On the Job
Prepress Technicians and Workers prepare documents to get ready for printing. They format and proof text and images on pages. They may also produce printing plates.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment.
- Operate digital imaging equipment.
- Program equipment to perform production tasks.
- Select production equipment according to product specifications.
- Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
- Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
- Inspected printed materials or other images to verify quality.
- Operate photographic developing or print production equipment.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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