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Prepress Operator

Apex Graphics

This is a Full-time position in Mississauga, ON posted September 14, 2018.

Who Are We?

Apex Graphics is a leading Canadian supplier of quality assured, precision-folded package inserts and outserts for the pharmaceutical cosmetic and food processing industries.

Apex is dedicated to our people. The people we hire are the cornerstones of our success. Their ideas, commitment and connection to our customers are truly the essential elements in how we succeed.

We look for people that are adaptable, enthusiastic, self-motivated, passionate, creative and team-oriented.

What’s The Role?

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and reporting to the Prepress Manager, we are currently looking for a Prepress Operator to join our team.

In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for managing incoming artwork files as they move from early formatting and design stages through to final approval. We will also look to you for graphic design support for both print and website designs.

What Will You Do?


  • Review artwork files supplied by internal and external clients to ascertain their suitability
  • Prepare prepress files for both internal and external clients and make changes and corrections to these files as requested
  • Output proofs and plates using appropriate output devices
  • Operate comparison system to ensure highly accurate files
  • Adheres to quality control proceduresHandles multiple jobs in various production stages.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Graphic Design

  • Create innovate designs for internal projects; such as event posters, employee handbooks, holiday cards, and website updates
  • Work with our sister company (Informedy) designing and formatting ad hoc marketing collateral, social media images, and website updates

What Is Your Experience?

  • 3+ years’ experience in a prepress roleExperience working with Pharmaceutical or Financial clients, an asset
  • High attention to detail, process oriented
  • Proven ability to think independently, problem solve, and be solutions focused
  • Strong knowledge of prepress processes, offset print, bindery, cartons, variable print
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

Software Knowledge Required

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Software Suite – Including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Pitstop
  • Preps 8
  • Font Management Software
  • Xante Symphony
  • Heidelberg Trapping
  • Creo
  • Trendsetter
  • WordPress (an asset)

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those most qualified will be contacted.

Apex Graphics is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

How to Apply