Prepress Technicians & Workers


Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.
Also called: Electronic Prepress Operator (EPP Operator), Plate Maker, Prepress Operator, Prepress Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
    Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle Enterprise Suite

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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