The role ensures that the proper layout, format, appearance and color of text and images is set before the full print run for Boxes, Labels, Foils, Tetra packs, Pouches, Sleeves, Wrappers, Sachet etc.
Key Responsibility Areas
Understand briefs, layout, packaging format types and design concepts.
Using desktop publishing (DTP) software packages like Illustrator, Photoshop to set out the artwork, images and text to match brief and guidelines.
Preparing the item for reproduction in a format specified by the printer,
Prepare color-separated trapped files via proper workflows.
Manage file work across all print processes.
Focus on 0% Internal rejection and minimum 98% productivity.
Understand how to apply design intentions to files to provide optimal print output and consistency.
Understand and apply press specifications to file work.
Understanding and aptitude for minimizing spoilage at all steps from digital file review through production start-up and run.
Responsibilities include working with and troubleshooting native packaging files, from Adobe Creative Suite, and preparing print-ready color accurate files for print processes.
Deep knowledge of Illustrator, ESKO plugins, Colour Management in Photoshop, File separation, Colour separation, Trapping, PullBack, making white plate, checking and correcting Dot-gain, Art-working.
Sound knowledge of print processes: Offset, Flexo, Gravure, Dry offset & Silk Screen.