Becoming a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker
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Becoming a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

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Manipulates, sets and composes text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,018
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 800

What does a Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker do?

  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output and cylinder productions
  • carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
  • evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality

Specialisations

  • Desktop Publishing Operator

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