Prepress Technician- SLO   IN   San Luis Obispo, CA   AT   Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Multi-Color Corporation we thrive as the worlds best label solutions provider with our values as our guide: Integrity, Passion, Creativity, Perseverance, Achievement.

Title:Prepress Technician

Department:Art Department 

Reports to:Prepress Manager in San Luis Obispo, California

As part of the Wine and Spirits arm of Multi-Color Corporation, we continue to lead the printing industry through a commitment to World's Best Premium Wine and Spirit Label Solutions. Located in premium wine producing regions around the world, MCC proudly supports the global wine and spirits industries. We are currently seeking a Prepress Technician for our San Luis Obispo plant.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Preflight

Uses Adobe CC in conjunction with Esko and in-house software to check incoming files for defects and printability.

• Proofing / Label Assembly

Uses Adobe CC in conjunction with Esko and in-house software to create proofs for customers and color separations for production.

• Color Correction

Uses Adobe CC in conjunction with GMG and in-house software to perform CMYK color matching.

• Stepping and Job Assembly

Uses Adobe CC in conjunction with Esko and in-house software to create press-sheet layouts for press and tooling to be sent to various vendors.

• Job Log Systems

Record time and materials using in-house system

Secondary Responsibilities

• Platemaking

Uses in-house equipment to make offset, flexo and letterpress plates and deliver materials to production.

• Screenmaking

Uses in-house equipment to make silk-screens and deliver materials to production.

Technical Skills Required:

• Expert level: Mac OS proficiencies

• Experienced/Expert level: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Understanding of fonts and color theory

• Proficient in Flexographic, Offset and Digital label printing industry technology and terminology

• Working knowledge of trapping specifications for printing

• Working knowledge of ESKO software preferred (Not required)

• Understanding of label production tooling (i.e. foil, embossing, flexo plates, and cutting dies needed for label production)

Additional Skills Required:

• Perform effectively with attention to detail, in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment

• Perform effectively in a team-based approach to process improvement and problem-solving

• Perform well independently on projects from beginning to end

• Ability to follow detailed work instructions

• Mindfully and consistently follow company policies and standard operating procedures

• Flexibility and availability during peak seasonal periods is required

• Excellent people and communication skills

• A winning and positive attitude, with a willingness to be taught and to learn


Hourly PositionD.O.E (competitive)

Career Level RequiredProfessional

Experience Required3+ to 7 Years

Education RequiredAA/AS, Bachelor's Degree or Trade School Certification

Job Status:Full Time

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying, please contact our Human Resources Department at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or  applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, February 10, 2020


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