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Pre-Press Specialist 


Who We Are:

At Convivial Brands, everything we do revolves around Making Life Better - which includes creating opportunities, products, and a culture that strives to do just that. The physical products we make help people celebrate and enhance life, sometimes in small, quaint ways, and other times in big statements. From celebrating a wedding to giving a small gift of appreciation, each brand produces an end product that intends to make life friendly, lively, and jovial - ergo making life Convivial. This is achieved through operating within our Core Values of being trustworthy, pursuing excellence, and exemplifying a team first mindset. Those three values are what guides our day-to-day operations and ensures we are moving in the right direction the right way. As our brands continue to expand and grow, we're looking to add new team members who can not just maintain our culture, but can add value and help us continually improve. Our goal is to transform work from an obligation to passion!

Verdant Graphics is our full-service printing division, and we have some exciting growth plans in store for 2022, which means we're currently looking for a Pre-Press Specialist to help us facilitate that growth.

The Position:

The Pre-Press Specialist will be responsible for creating, reviewing, and editing supplied digital files to meet press specs, as well as accurately proofreading to ensure that the final copy, graphics, and photos match the customer's supplied material. Some of the principal duties of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Always conducting self in a manner consistent with Convivial Brands' Core Values of being Trustworthy, Pursuing Excellence, and exemplifying a Team First mindset.
  • Setting the foundation for successful printing production, including the format, appearance, and layout of text and images.
  • Reviewing electronic files received from customers and checking them for accuracy in advance of the plate making process.
  • Using electronic page layout software to manipulate the format of the print job to the dimensions of the paper.
  • Determining page layouts, accounting for folds, trims, bleeds, and gripper, and adding crop marks and color bars as necessary.
  • Identifying missing or problematic components and communicating them to the customer and production personnel.
  • Working directly with the customer service rep, customer, and production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with the job.
  • Preparing color proofs for customer review as needed.
  • Imposing images and operatings CTP plate making equipment and bending/tabbing equipment to prepare plates for press as needed.
  • Performing quality checks on finished plates before releasing to manufacturing. Inspecting and examining printed products for clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects.
  • Coordinating and prioritizing with the Printing Supervisor daily to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Operating and performing light maintenance and cleaning of print shop equipment.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers and outside vendors.

What's in it for you?

  • You'll be joining an established, cohesive team at Verdant Graphics, and because our printing division will be growing in 2022, there will be opportunities to challenge yourself and opportunities for growth and development.
  • We offer competitive pay and benefits! We have 8 company-paid holidays, a generous Paid Time Off Bank (PTO), and our benefits are robust and affordable. Full-time employees currently get company-paid life insurance (1 timesThis your annual salary) and company-paid short-term and long-term disability. We also offer extras like legal coverage, identitiy protection, and pet insurance! And let's not forget the employee discounts that we offer on each of our brands' products/services - Design Design, Style Life, Verdant Graphics, Tableau, and The High Five Grand Rapids.

Convivial Brands Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Convivial Brands is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our people are our most valuable asset. our employees' individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent - and the way they invest their unique identities in their work - are a significant part of our culture, our reputation, and our achievements. We embrace and encourage our team members' differences in age, colore, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristices that make our team members unique. Convivial Brands' diversity initiatives apply to all parts of the employment experience, including but not limited to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; social and recreational programs; layoffs and separations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

If you're ready to make a difference and help us Make Life Better, we invite you to apply!

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Pre-Press Specialist  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Convivial Brands-Printing  
EOE Statement It is our policy to offer equal opportunity to all, based upon individual merit and without
regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status,
height, weight, genetic information (regarding employee or family), family medical history,
Vietnam Era Veterans Status or physical or mental disability (provided that the disability -
with or without a reasonable accommodation - would not interfere with your ability to
perform the essential functions of the position applied for or constitute a safety hazard), to the
extent required by law.

We do not condone harassment relating to a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, age, or physical or mental disability. We
prohibit the use, distribution, sale, or possession of drugs, and controlled substances while at
work. We prohibit reporting to work under the influence of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or
controlled substances.

If you execute and submit this Application electronically to CONVIVIAL BRANDS ELC, INC, you agree
to the following: (1) you voluntarily agree to submit your Application and the information you
provided in it electronically; and (2) your electronic signature is your own.  

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