Prepress Technician
Midwest Direct - Cleveland, OH

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Midwest Direct is a leading Digital Print provider based in Cleveland Ohio and is one of the largest mailing service providers in Ohio. We have been in business for 31 years with a strong reputation in quality and services in the industry.

We are in need of a Prepress Technician

(Please note, this is not a designer position)

Fast paced, dynamically growing Cleveland commercial digital printer looking for experienced and skilled prepress proof technician(s).
Thorough knowledge of prepress workflow, preflight, proofing, layout / imposition, bindery types are required for this position.

  • Read, understand and follow work orders and special instructions
  • Preflight and prepare incoming files for print production (offset and digital)
  • Generate accurate PDF proofs for client approval
  • Clearly communicate file issues and recommend solutions
  • Build imposition files, output color proofs, fold dummies
  • Output and check press plates for production
  • Other prepress related tasks


  • 3+ years prepress experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro, Press Designer,)
  • Solid knowledge of file standards for print production (bleed, trapping, color separation, resolution, etc.)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, pay attention to detail, maintain professionalism and high quality of work
  • Outstanding work ethic is a MUST

Additional experiences and skills that will be considered, but not required:

  • Experience with Print Soft, BCC and Postal Rules a big plus
  • Color matching, Color correction, Image Manipulation
  • Variable data and personalized printing, InDesign, Press Designer, XMPie, etc.
  • Previous experience in bindery / finishing operations
  • Print on Demand, Store front building, HTML, CSS, XML, Dreamweaver

We offer a very competitive pay plan, and the salary offered will commensurate with experience level of the candidate. Vacation, sick days, 401k, medical and dental benefits available.

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