Prepress Operator

Coquitlam, BC

Associated Labels and Packaging is looking for a full-time Prepress Operator to join our Prepress team!


The Prepress Operator is responsible for all tasks involved from the receiving of client graphics files to providing final output for production, either in the form of electronic files for our digital operation or printing plates for our flexo presses. These tasks include: artwork preflight, creating electronic approvals and hard copy proofs for customers, preparing digital files for output, completing quality checks on flexo plates and delivering completed work to production.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Examine files from customers and provide a preflight report to the sales department
  • Prepare files and create electronic or hard copy proofs for customer approval
  • Prepare files (step and repeat, trapping etc.) for digital print or plate output following customer approval
  • Inspect printing plates after plate output to ensure accuracy and quality
  • Output printing plates when needed
  • Deliver plates to the production department when necessary


  • Proficiency in Abobe CC applications
  • Experience with both Mac & PC platforms
  • Strong understanding of file management and automated work flow
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Esko prepress solutions is an asset

Hours: Morning shift, 6:30am to 2:30pm

Wage: Dependent on experience

Associated Labels and Packaging is a premium label printing and flexible packaging company located in Coquitlam, BC. Since starting in a small label printing plant in Vancouver in 1981, our plant has grown to over 50,000 square feet, with 24 hour-a-day press runs reaching into the millions. We are one of the largest suppliers of labels in Western Canada and the Pacific North West and are looking to grow our team as we continue to expand.

The benefits of joining our team include:

  • Opportunities for growth and career advancement
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 24 hour employee gym
  • Educational assistance and professional development
  • Fun company-sponsored events like bowling, paintball, snowshoeing, food truck lunches
  • Quarterly shiatsu massages at work

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