Prepress Artist
Matthews International - Woburn, MA

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The Boston, MA office of Matthews Brand Solutions is seeking a Prepress Artist. The prepress operator will receive various packaging design files such as folding cartons, labels, shippers, closures, etc. and will manage the files from the art for approval stage through print tools (Flexo plates or final press ready electronic files). Most of the files are high end and very complex with multiple spot colors. Color separations will be performed using ArtPro and Adobe software (Illustrator and Photoshop).

A summary of duties to include
• Preparing electronic art files
• Taking existing digital art and making it prepress ready to image
• Ensuring all graphic elements are consistent across related files and packaging
• Trapping and stepping files
• Proofing experience
• Labeling and archiving of final files
• Working efficiently with other graphic artists on same projects
• Proofreading artwork
• Quality checking art files and proofs for accuracy
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• 2 - 5 years experience in prepress for packaging or related industry is strongly preferred
• Previous experience with flexo, offset and gravure print processes a must.
• Strong file assembly skills
• Expert trapping skills for packaging using ArtPro, Illustrator, Deskpack and Photoshop.
• The ability to recognize press characteristics as they relate to file preparation for printing
• Familiarity with file preparation for a Backstage/Nexus workflow
• Familiarity with Epson and Kodak Approval proofing devices
• High attention to detail and accuracy
• The ability to produce error-free work
• Experience with EskoArtwork workflow solutions/tools
• Candidate must be flexible and team oriented
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks and tight deadlines
• Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Excellent communication skills

Many of the world’s leading Consumer Product Companies trust Matthews to control their Brand Management and Graphic Imaging requirements. The Brand Solutions core competencies consist of Brand Management in conjunction with providing packaging prepress solutions. Matthews is a publicly traded company MATW (NASDAQ) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with Brand Solutions’ offices located worldwide.

We offer an excellent working environment and competitive salary and benefits package including 401k.

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