prepress operator


Prepress operators create a prepress proof, or sample of what the finished product will look like. In many printing contracts, the client at this stage decides whether the print can go through as planned. Since the printing processes for proofs are different from those used in the final process, proofs are always an approximation.

Alternative label

  • proofer

  • pre-press artworker

  • proof-press operator

  • proof-press specialist

  • proof-press technician

  • electronic prepress operator

  • electronic pre-press operator

  • pre-press proofer

  • prelim/prepress Operator

  • digital pre-press operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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