Graphic pre-press tradespersons use computerised typesetting and image assembly to design layouts and assemble text and graphics into page formats for printing.
Duties & Tasks
Graphic pre-press tradespeople may perform the following tasks:develop visual concepts
prepare layouts and finished artwork by deciding the type size and style, line width and visual composition of illustrations and photographs
manipulate images and type to meet production and design requirements using a variety of computer hardware and software
produce and process photographic images
electronically scan, separate and correct the colour of images
prepare a variety of printing mediums, including letterpresses, offset lithographic plates, gravure cylinders and flexographic plates or blocks
input, transfer and manipulate electronic data for a variety of devices, including typesetting systems, scanners and multimedia systems
manage digital data and client files.
enjoy technical work
interested in typography, art and design
able to carry out detailed work
good knowledge of the English language
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
good hand-eye coordination
high degree of concentration and patience.