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Imagine! Print Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1988 by Bob Lothenbach, Imagine! Print Solutions is a respected, full-service graphic communications company. This Minneapolis-based operation is renowned for its client-centric-attitude, attention to detail and technological edge. Serving top national and international brands, Imagine! currently holds a US/Canada ranking of 32nd in Printing Impressions magazine’s 400. An amazing DNA and history to propel us forward.

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Classic Graphics

Classic Graphics is an Imagine-owned, North Carolina company with a trophy case full of awards and a long history of top-shelf service. For over 30 years, David Pitts and Bill Gardner have provided exemplary service, cutting-edge capabilities and ahead-of-the-curve graphics expertise to its national and international clients. Now these strengths will be readily available to Imagine! Express customers.

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IMAGINE WORKING FOR US

We are constantly scanning the horizon for the next great thing, the next big idea and the next amazing addition to our team. Is it you? Check our current opportunities and apply. Or, simply show us why you are an opportunity we can’t afford to pass up.
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Kitting/Quality Technician

The Kitting/Quality Technician works on packaging, custom packaging, special kitting needs, quality control and custom hand finishing needed.

SHIFT:  Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 10:30pm

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs visual quality image checks while completing packaging of final product per the directions on the work order.
  • Works on custom packaging & kitting as well as assembles and packs special cartons, assemble custom packaging and loading of skids.
  • Assists in any hand-finishing tasks as assigned.
  • Operates equipment as needed.
  • Works overtime as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate/understand written as well as oral instructions.
  • Knowledge of general shipping procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet shipping deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and create solutions.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to develop new techniques for hand finishing of jobs.
  • Basic math skills and knowledge of computer operations.
  • Demonstrate positive safety attitude.
Digital Printer

The Digital Fabric Print Operator is responsible for all aspects of operating the large format dye-sub Fabric printing equipment to Imagine! Express’ production and quality standards, within budget and on time.

SHIFT:  6am – 6pm, rotating

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates all Equipment.
  • Understands and follows work order direction. Questions to the point of clarity, as necessary.
  • Produces product to spec, within budget, and in expected timeframe.
  • Operates equipment in accordance with manufacturers and Imagine! Express’ standards on various fabrics, within quality expectations, in a safe manner.
  • Accounts for material consumed on job by job basis
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance functions to insure optimal printing conditions.
  • Monitors output quality throughout whole course of a run.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Follows all safety protocols.
  • Assists other print operators in material handling as necessary.
  • Deals with customers and clients in a professional and polite manner as needed.
  • Works overtime when needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to bend, lift and squat while loading heavy rolls of materials on and off press
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Environment is moderately noisy
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. constantly and up to100 lbs. frequently

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Mac and Windows Operating Systems
  • Must possess high mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to follow and document procedures
  • Ability to read and understand oral/written instructions and set up printers to carry out the jobs
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Thorough knowledge of fabric dye-sub print operations and functions
  • Problem-solving ability on printer operations
  • Reliability through attendance, punctuality and attention to work station
  • Demonstrate positive safety attitude
Prepress Operator/Photo Retoucher

Works with Customer files by preflighting, checking for proper setup, checking/proofing for color and sets the resulting jobs up for the Printing and Finishing Departments.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Examine client’s Wide Format and Digital electronic files to determine potential. When problems are found, instruct the Sales Rep or CSR to contact client and inform them of the problem.
  • Check Customer’s files for: size, bleeds, blends and color breaks. These should match the Digi work order that is written up by the CSR:

               Fonts:  Verify if they are there; are they styled or not

   Photos:  Check for resolution, color, bleed, drop shadows, composites and paths

   Art:  Check for color breaks and blends

  • Examine the files with use of Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud I-Cut Preflight but also digitally pulls the client files apart to determine any additional problems.
  • Run all client documents on lasers to compare the clients supplied lasers.
  • Responsible for correct color matching by testing for output and color/retouching photos per clients instructions.
  • Manage E-mail and FTP site (clients post files on these sites for Preflight to pick-up for jobs coming into Imagine!,which are examined by the department).
  • Tracks chargeable time to each job inside the order entry system with a minimum of overtime.
  • Respond to questions from employees and customers.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • Work overtime when needed.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Vocational/technical school or college degree in electronic prepress and/or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop CC including: Color, high end model retouching.
  • Sheet Fed Offset experience preferred
  • Minimum of two years employment experience in an electronic pre-press environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated skills in all production processes related to electronic pre-press activities, including software, hardware, equipment, and materials.
  • Esko Automation Suite and Metrix software knowledge a plus
  • Ability to read planning layouts and produce imposed files.
  • Ability to work on complex jobs in a fast paced, quality focused environment.
  • Ability to use problem-solving skills in producing jobs effectively.
Sewer/Stitcher

The Stitcher/Sewer will complete all stitching/sewing and hand-finishing processes for the completion of fabric jobs.

SHIFT:  Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 11:00pm

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with production to minimize defective material.
  • Tape, sew, stitch and finish fabric jobs.
  • Assure that all work areas are kept clean, neat and orderly.
  • Follows all safety protocols.
  • Works overtime as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and previous experience in the sewing industry.
  • Experience in the printing industry is preferred.
  • Experience on industrial sewing machines required.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic measuring skills in both Standard and Metric units.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to perform with little supervision.
  • Frequent reaching, bending and sitting.
  • Ability to use foot or knee controls of industrial sewing machines
  • Manual dexterity.

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