Thank you for your interest in American Litho!

We are always interested in bringing new talent into our print operations.

Below is an overview of our company and description of the Pre-Press Manager duties.

Company Overview

American Litho, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated print and digital solutions for 2,000 leading brands worldwide. Based in Carol Stream, Illinois with a team of 600 full-time-equivalent employees and support offices in several U.S. cities, ALitho is a privately held company dedicated to the success of all our team members. Our core values are reflected in our statement of purpose, which can be viewed at

Inside our 300,000-square-foot production facility, the award-winning ALitho team produces full-scale direct mail, packaging, marketing materials, inserts/circulars, catalogs, magazines, publications, in-store and trade show signage and web-based programs for many of the world’s largest retailers, manufacturers, food producers, financial services firms, insurance companies and nonprofit organizations.

With cutting-edge technology in every area, we offer high-speed variable-data imprinting on our web and sheet-fed offset platforms with in-line production capabilities, all delivered with superior color and quality control. We also offer short and long-run digital and wide-format printing to meet the same exacting standards. Clients benefit from one of the largest binderies and lettershop in the Midwest as well as on-site warehousing, postal logistics and pick-and-pack capabilities. Our comprehensive data and list management services provides pinpoint accuracy on potential audiences, improving efficiency and return on investment.

ALitho is a top provider of print-to-mobile solutions, with an exciting platform that helps leading brands and retailers boost sales by delivering the real-time information that mobile customers want. Our proprietary platform deepens customer engagement while increasing in-store and online revenue.

We know that the right people give us a competitive edge in a very competitive market. If you share the same spirit of collaboration and a commitment to creating greater ROI for the world’s largest and most prestigious brands, we want to meet you!

Job Title: Pre-Press Manager

Job Description

Seeking an experienced Pre-Press Manager to lead our overall operation of the Pre-Press Department work in our high-volume, high-speed, multi-faceted print environment managing excellence in our state-of-the-art print facility.


High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Combination of education and experience demonstrating ability to perform the job.

Computer knowledge and experience with PC and Macintosh.

Ability to lead and direct the work of others.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work in a deadline-driven, team environment.

Ability to adapt to changing workload and schedules.

Attention to detail.

Advanced knowledge of offset printing a plus.

Thorough knowledge of prepress functions, color theory, calibrations, as well as hands on experience in 4 color printing preferred.


Lead and direct the work of the pre-press employees including schedules and work assignments. Handle employee relations, training, hiring, performance and discipline issues including coaching and counseling. Improve performance of all employees through training, coaching and effective review procedures.

Monitor and control pre-press budget

Oversee the image preparation area, the operation of the ink and paper testing lab. Maintain plate and chemical usage and inventory. Ensure the correct calibration of the laser plate setter.

Maintain the correct color settings on all computers

Maintain a neat and safe working environment in the pre-press department

Assist with troubleshooting equipment, technology and print quality issues



  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Earned paid vacations
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental
  • 401(k)

American Litho, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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