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Pre-press is a term for the activities that occur in a Printing and Publishing Industry.  After a commercial printer receives an order and a corresponding graphics file from a client or graphic designer, this process or Pre-Press is followed. It deals with all the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing. The process involves an image carrier that is made ready for mounting on a printing press and also adjusting the images and texts for the creation of a high-quality print file.

In today’s technological world, the delivery from the customer is usually electronic which can either be a PDF or an application file that is created from such programs as Adobe InDesign, Adobe illustrator. You can appoint freelance Pre-Press Designer from some of the top websites to hire a Professional for improving the final printed work and attain as close to perfection as possible.

What Does a Pre-Press Designer Do?

Pre-Press Designers are professionals who set the foundation for successful printing production. They are responsible for finalizing proper format, appearance and layout of text and images before the full print. Before the print runs for newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogs, packaging materials or labels, they check that all the necessary changes are completed. These experts also work on specialized software, making color, text, and digital image corrections as needed. There is work that is done on printing presses to produce film, plate or electronic proofs. These experts also maintain, repair, and troubleshoot cameras and presses as needed. They have to make sure that all the stages of the Pre-Press process are working as planned.

They understand written specifications and bills of materials related to creating art files for print production. Graphic Designers merge technology with art for creating visually splendid and attractive content, as per the project requirements. Pre-Press Designers work along with graphics and publishing experts and work on the best quality of final product.

You can find Pre-Press Designing Services for hire on, one of the best online freelance sites. Before you appoint freelance Pre-Press Designer, do ensure that the Professional: -

  • Can download, acquire, process, color correct, and/or fix reproduction issues

  • Can troubleshoot a wide variety of issues.

  • Should be responsible for procedure and technical hardware/software

  • Can manage and monitor image queues and approve or reject based on reproduction specifications

Qualification of Pre-Press Designer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology/Printing and Prepress Technology.

  • Hands-on experience in Computer Programs like Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

  • Should know Graphic Communications, Computers, Commercial printing processes, Math, Lithography, and Safety Procedures

Benefits of Hiring Pre-Press Designers

  • They will produce stylish and efficient graphics for a variety of print requirements-from advertisements to brochures, medical books, etc.

  • They will provide you with a series of services that would include graphic reproductions, redrawing, image resizing, color corrections, retouching, digital proofing, etc. as per your project demands.

  • They will compose crisp and clean layouts to deliver the intended message clearly to the reader as they will offer services in multiple languages for both print and digital media.

  • These trained experts will check proofs for complete correctness, including checking and verifying digits and details such as URLs, color accuracy, bleed and trim marks, image positioning, etc.

  • These professionals will provide cost-effective and tailored meet services for various publishing styles and requirements while keeping in mind urgent deadlines.

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