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Graphic Design & Prepress Operator

ION Print Marketing Solutions

Edmonton, AB

$20-$26 an hour - Temporary, Full-time, Fixed term contract

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About Us:

ION Print Solutions is a leading name in the printing and graphic design industry, renowned for delivering top-quality products and services to our clients. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and commitment to excellence. We are currently seeking an experienced Prepress Operator with advanced graphic design skills to join our team.

Job Summary:

You will be responsible for preparing files for print, ensuring high-quality output, and troubleshooting any issues that arise during the prepress process. This role requires a meticulous eye for detail, strong technical skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with our customer service and production teams.

Key Responsibilities:

- Prepare and preflight files for print, ensuring they meet all specifications and quality standards.

- Perform color corrections, image editing, and other adjustments to optimize print quality.

- Create and edit layouts, ensuring accuracy and consistency with client specifications.

- Graphic design for seamless transitions from digital design to printed materials.

- Troubleshoot and resolve any issues related to prepress processes, including file errors and equipment malfunctions.

- Maintain an organized archive of all prepress files and associated documentation.

- Stay current with industry trends, software updates, and new technologies to continually improve processes and output quality.


- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in graphic design and prepress roles within a commercial printing environment.

- Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and other relevant graphic design software.

- Strong understanding of printing processes and file preparation techniques including color separations and resolution requirements for both digital and offset print.

- Understand how to prepare files for CMYK printing, including converting RGB images to CMYK.

- Knowledge of color theory, color profiles and tools to manage color consistency.

- Excellent attention to detail and ability to identify and correct errors in digital files.

- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.

- Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

- Knowledge of various file formats and their appropriate uses in the printing process.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with variable data printing and digital print technologies.

- Familiarity with RIP software and imposition software.

- Knowledge of Design Merge

- Certification or formal training in graphic design or a related field.

What We Offer:

- Competitive salary and benefits package.

- Opportunity to work with a talented and dedicated team.

- Continuous learning and professional development opportunities.

- A creative and collaborative work environment.

This is a paid position that offers the opportunity to work on diverse projects and contribute creatively to our team. If you are a creative thinker with a passion for design, we encourage you to apply.

Job Types : Full-time, Fixed term contract

Contract length : 18 months

Pay: $20.00-$26.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Prepress: 3 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2024-06-10

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