DTP Operator


On-demand Printing Shop in Midrand

8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

DTP operator is a desktop publishing worker, responsible for translating the work of graphic designers into digital files ready to go to print. The job entails extensive knowledge of digital printers and large format printing.

The work will involve:

Working to a design brief from the client or designer, closely and accurately.

Using DTP software to produce a layout for each page of the publication

Selecting formatting, such as the size and style of type, column width and spacing

Selecting and checking colours

Scanning and editing photographs and other images

Producing graphics such as diagrams, charts and tables

Re-sizing design elements to fit the page

Making sure images are positioned near the relevant portion of text

Making sure that each page, and the document, is uncluttered and well balanced

Using electronic publishing technologies, to convert documents to a print-ready format.

A DTP operator:

Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of CorelDraw, Adobe CS and InDesign and Photoshop

Be able to prioritise a varied workload

Work well under pressure and to strict deadlines

Be flexible and able to adapt quickly to new creative briefs

Work methodically and pay attention to detail

Be able to work independently as well as in a team

Ability to Order stock, do quotations and Invoicing as well as follow up on quotations and Client liaisons


Job Type: Full-time

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