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  • New Job Title for Prepress/Wide Format/Digital Press operators

    I started in Prepress 25 years ago, and my job title was simply "Prepress". Now, like many prepress operators, we also wear the Wide format and Digital Press operator hats. So the question is what should our new title be to reflect our added skillsets?

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    Mine is Graphic Designer/Prepress Technician/Digital Press Op. Thinking about shortening to Print Shop Guru.

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    • #3
      Your experience mirrors mine. "Prepress Technician" works for me. My bosses didn't know what job title to give me, so I decided for them.

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      • #4
        "Turd Polisher"
        Dan Curry
        Prinergy 6 • Preps 7 • SmartStream Designer

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        • #5
          Graphics Imaging Technician. It has a broad scope - from file handling or art creation to finished product - and includes digital and offset. I don't like using the word designer anymore. Designers are my worst nightmare and I don't like being grouped with them.

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          • #6
            DCurry, I worked in prepress for over 40 years (used to be called pasteup, camera and platemaking in the old days) before retiring in 2017 and would often say I could not polish a turd, until the boys on Mythbusters did polish one. But I certainly agree that your title of "Turd Polisher" is often appropriate.

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            • #7
              I remember seeing a user on this site by the name of, "DigitalCrapShoveler". How about that? LOL

              pd

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              • #8
                Pixel Polisher!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DCurry View Post
                  "Turd Polisher"
                  It was pointed out on the B4Print forum that it is not really possible to polish a turd, however it is possible to roll it in glitter!

                  Seriously though, at one point in time there was a push to change the title to Premedia.


                  Stephen Marsh
                  Comments are personal and my views may not be shared by my employer or partners.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bill W View Post
                    DCurry, I worked in prepress for over 40 years (used to be called pasteup, camera and platemaking in the old days) before retiring in 2017 and would often say I could not polish a turd, until the boys on Mythbusters did polish one. But I certainly agree that your title of "Turd Polisher" is often appropriate.
                    I guess it depends on how dry the turd is!


                    EDIT:

                    Mythbusters Polishing a Turd - YouTube

                    It appears that I was thinking about it the wrong way!


                    Stephen Marsh
                    Last edited by Stephen Marsh; 06-21-2019, 08:44 AM.
                    Comments are personal and my views may not be shared by my employer or partners.

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                    • #11
                      My official title is:

                      "Here's my godawful file, now hurry up and fix it, print it and make it look beautiful, because I need it for a meeting at 1:00 and then throw it in the trash after the meeting" technician.

                      It can also just be shortened to "Print Shop Bitch"

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