Pre-Press Operator 

Job Title: Pre-Press Operator 
Department: Planning
Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours: Monday to Friday 2pm-10pm

A new and exciting position has become available at one of the UK’s fastest growing online print organisations. Solopress is a rapidly growing e-commerce business where you can really add value and make a big impact in our fast-paced working environment.

Whether our customers are in need of uniquely designed business cards or eye-catching flyers, we offer a vast range of high-quality products at market-leading prices. As specialists in online printing, we are experts at what we do and we’re looking for talented individuals who know their stuff too.


A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Metrix Planer – Pre Press to join our current friendly, dynamic and hard-working team. This position will enable the right individual to gain experience within one of the UK’s leading Print organisations.


  • Familiarising yourself of paper sizes, printing methods, and finishing requirements
  • An ability to plan jobs to a grid format to an efficient and cost-effective manor
  • Check grids to ensure they are workable
  • Correct any files that are problematic, incorrect etc. Liaise and inform necessary departments if files require replacing, quickly and efficiently
  • Ensuring work is completed, meeting scheduled deadlines
  • Prepare Spot UV, cutting and creasing die
  • Create purchase orders for suppliers
  • Any other duties deemed within your capability/skill set
  •  Any other duties deemed within your skillset

Experience/Skills Required

  • Experience in the printing industry is beneficial
  • A knowledge of Matrix planning software (optional)
  • Experience as a pre-press Operator is desired
  • Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy would be beneficial
  • 1 years' experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in Impositions (planning of booklets and brochures)
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good communication skills