Employment

What It’s All About:

Before anyone goes bungee jumping, an expert methodically fastens the participant to the cord. Well, one hopes.

As printing professionals, why would we approach our business any differently? We’re seeking a prepress pro who will treat our products with the same attention to detail, quality, and accuracy as a bungee jumping operator right before he shouts, “jump!” Or, in our case, “print!”

Here’s how to know if you’re the right fit:

  • You start your own engine. Unlike large print shops (but with the same major technology and tools), Villanti offers a self-motivated, growth-oriented specialist the opportunity to lead and take ownership of the prepress process from start to finish.
  • Color is your second language. You have an ultra-keen eye for and understanding of color management — from producing to interpreting, matching, and maintaining color across multiple platforms.
  • You’re a glutton for details. You confidently switch from evaluating job specifications and estimate details, to optimizing layout mechanical files based on specifications and quality criteria.
  • Your approach is a blend of art and science. You’ve mastered the Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). And if you have hands-on experience with Kodak Prinergy and the mechanisms of offset and digital printing and finishing processes — from paper, imposition, and print and finish — even better.

Depending on the candidate, Villanti is open to multiple interpretations of this role:

  • Color specialists interested in learning prepress;
  • Graphic designers who want to learn about all aspects of the printing industry, as well as provide design services in-house;
  • Candidates with experience in large format (banners, posters, wraps, etc.); and
  • Production design specialists looking to extend their skills into the world of commercial printing prepress.

What You Will Do:

All functions from preparation to optimization will fall under your purview, including, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing client-supplied files to eliminate potential mechanical and color-specific problems
  • Accurately importing files into Prinergy prepress workflow software
  • Rebuilding, adjusting, and correcting design files based on job specifications, estimate details, and established procedures and practices
  • Communicating with the rest of the Villanti team to ensure budgets, timelines, equipment, supplies, and purchases are handled as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, multimedia, or related (preferred, but not required)
  • Five or more years of experience in a prepress or design/production role
  • Extensive experience working with digital layout files; strong understanding of offset printing
  • Excellent ability to multitask and manage your time
  • Strong knowledge of design/layout/image editing software is essential, specifically:
    • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat at an advanced level
    • Macintosh systems
    • Prinergy prepress workflow system (preferred)
    • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, Pages, and Numbers programs

Who We Are:

Villanti Printers is family-owned company with smart, fun, and experienced colleagues. Our scenic location in Milton, Vermont is matched only by the satisfaction you get from contributing to fantastic projects, and working with wonderful customers and partners.

What We Offer:

We offer excellent benefits — including medical, dental, life, long-term disability, vacations, holidays, personal time, and a 401(k) with match — as well as the occasional celebrations of success.

How To Apply:

Morris Recruiting & Consulting is managing this search for Villanti Printers. Please email your resume and cover letter to Etienne Morris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to hearing from you.