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Colour Retoucher

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Gateshead, GB, NE11 0JH

Company: Matthews International

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


We are recruiting for a Retoucher to join our team in Gateshead. The Colour & Retouching Operator modifies and/or enhances images for basic to intermediate production assignments to incorporate in final layout for assembly. Under the direction of the client project team, this role performs colour manipulations, retouching, photo composition, colour proofs and printer-specific colour corrections or modifications for packaging or digital (pre-media) layouts per project technical specifications.


  • Consults with team and attends project meetings to evaluate individual project needs.
  • Makes recommendations and/or changes to files that have been prepared for correct output.
  • Prints proofs on all available proofing devices.
  • Performs quality checks on proofs, including measuring colour.
  • Creates ink recipes to match supplied colour target provided by clients or printers.  May involve process to create a recipe, produce a proof, measure the results and adjust until the target colour is met.
  • Assembles high quality proof presentations for clients.
  • Assembles mockups and sales samples.
  • Reviews quality of final product before release to client.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all production client deliverables, including accurate, consistent and timely completion of projects according to budget and project specifications.
  • Effectively uses industry standard software, tools, and photo and colour manipulation techniques such as photo composition, colour manipulation, retouching and scanning.
  • Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Photography or related field
  • Colour and retouching experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary. 


Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.