Pre-Press Lead APPLY NOW

Base Camp
Fri, Jul 08, 2022
Full time

Job Title: Pre-Press Lead 

Department: Base Camp

Hours: Monday – Friday, Days

Job Location: Duha Color Services Winnipeg (750 Bradford St. Winnipeg, MB)        

Reporting To: Chief Business Officer

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General Job Description:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Pre-Press Lead. Reporting to the Chief Business Officer, this position involves working with a host of international customers and internal stakeholders on the creation, coordination, and preparation of art files for the manufacturing of Color Sampling tools, in addition to managing and maintaining Pre-Press equipment and procedures in a print manufacturing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In this fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for a number of functions including:

  •  Work together with the Duha Sales & Project Coordinator teams during the planning stages of new orders to gather and prepare art files (either supplied by customers or created internally) for the manufacturing process.
  • Screen in-coming art files for their adherence to Duha print specifications and work with customers on any required updates to ensure a smooth production process.
  • Work with the Press Department to assist in some aspects of print production including color correction and adjustment of art files to meet the needs of customers and internal specifications.
  • Maintenance and care of pre-press-related equipment, in addition to assisting the press department with regular maintenance of relevant gear.
  • Ensure that all actions and issues are appropriately communicated and resolved in an effective and timely manner to meet the agreed deadlines and provide an exceptional customer experience.
  • Lead the development and implementation of best-in-class graphics and press business processes, operating practices, and tools.
  • Scan and prepare customer files including color correction, image retouching, special filtering, and textural effects
  • Support and initiate continuous improvement in 5S, Kaizen events, Value Stream Mapping, and visual management tools.


A successful candidate for this role will demonstrate some or all of the following characteristics:

  • You are a self-starter with proven experience in Pre-Press in a print manufacturing environment.
  • Post-Secondary education in graphic arts-related fields is considered a strong asset.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications skills and are driven to quickly respond to changing internal and external customer priorities and needs.
  • You are highly organized with an ability to independently adapt to a dynamic workload. You are experienced and flexible to work across regions, cultures, and time zones.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in the use of Adobe Creative Suite applications and font management software in a print manufacturing environment.
  • Hands-on experience with Offset and Digital printing - specifically preparing art and images to be press-ready. Knowledgeable with Offset and Digital Color Calibration
  • Experience with Prinergy, Preps and Magnus CTP would be considered an asset.
  • You are technologically savvy and fluent with MacOS, Windows, and Microsoft Office.


  • Demonstrate and practice a desire for continual learning of the techniques and tools related to Continuous Improvement Practices, as this will be an ongoing expectation.
  • Work within a team atmosphere where each member will support one another in making themselves successful under the practices of the Duha Centre of Excellence methodologies and techniques.
  • We will develop and support your personal training and development strategy, allowing you the best possible opportunity for success in both your personal and professional objectives.

Duha Color Services is committed to providing accessible employment and ensuring that our recruitment, assessment, and selection process is barrier-free. If a candidate requires accommodation during the hiring process, Human Resources Services will work with the individual to meet their needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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