Pre Press Operative

Department / Function: Operations ~ Operations

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 hours per week


Scientific Games International Ltd is a subsidiary of the $1Billion pa turnover, globally renowned Scientific Games Corporation. Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art printing facility in Leeds supplies lottery scratch cards to clients in Europe. 

We have recently upgraded our printing operation, installing a brand new 20 unit, in-line flexographic press which is capable of printing 700mm wide at a rate of 300 metres per minute. This investment allows us to serve more customers than ever before. 

We have a vacancy available in our Prepress team for an Origination Operative. 


The role includes:

  • Performing artwork pre-flight checks and producing colour correct proofs.
  • Producing imposed files for platemaking. 
  • Producing artwork for product reverses.
  • Producing positional templates.  
  • Quality control measures associated with all work produced.
  • Carrying out regular calibration of  proofing equipment.
  • Producing hot foil and other special product samples for Sales team.
  • Making and mounting Flexographic plates.
  • Liaising with print staff to resolve technical issues.  

Competence in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is essential whilst experience of using Esko Automation Engine and Artpro+ software is also preferred. Knowledge of preparing files for Flexographic presses would be an advantage however training can be offered to a suitable candidate. The successful applicant will need to be self motivated, able to work under their own initiative/supervision and have a flexible approach to tasks and working hours. 

The role involves working the following double day shift pattern: 

 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Alternate early (0600-1330) and late (1330-2100) shift pattern.    

There is a competitive salary of up to £37,700, generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme with a company match of 6% of pensionable salary and free onsite car parking. 

Please note that due to the highly secure nature of our business, any job offer would be subject to the following screening: drugs screening test, receipt of references, receipt of satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau check, and a satisfactory credit history check. We would also require proof of eligibility to work in the UK before any job offer is made.