Color Manager/Insite Administrator

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Position Title
: Color Manager/Insite Administrator
: Digital Prepress


  • Minimum high school graduate.
  • Computer literate (Macintosh and PC).
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Assertive communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work any shift and be on call in the off hours if necessary.
  • Confident user of Macintosh computers.
  • Must posses a high level of proficiency in Photoshop.
  • Ability to utilize QuarkXPress, Freehand, Illustrator, and PageMaker.
  • Must have a clear understanding of color as it pertains to the printing process - RGB to CMYK, GCR, UCR, ink densities and dot gains, etc.

Job Description:

  • Review, plan and schedule all work going through the department.
  • Develop workflows.
  • Create and develop all color management throughout the entire printing process. Color match between proofs, plates and press.
  • Responsible for all proofing devices - calibration, maintenance and color profiles.
  • Support sales staff in regards to supplied images and proofs. Set policy as to their printability and implement course of action to be taken when issues arise.
  • Review color and consult with customers when needed.
  • Mount/dismount originals.
  • Crop, name, scan images, cleanup dirt, and color correct.
  • Add shadows, create blends, vignettes, outlines, and create merges.
  • Create duotones and DCS 2.0 images.
  • Perform Photoshop ‘magic' to images.
  • Output random proofs.
  • Assemble proofs and proofread.
  • Maintain calibration on densitometers and output devices.
  • General maintenance of proofing devices.
  • Create curves for output devices and interact with pressroom as needed.
  • Create User ID's/passwords, assign privileges; retain access to all perimeters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Published on Monday, March 27, 2006 (updated 05/27/2014)

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