Technically and mechanically adept Mac operator with strong design and press education training; 16 years in print press manufacturing. Proficient in setting up and operating 4-color presses. Capacity to prioritize workloads and meet tight deadlines. Actively takes on special projects to assist other team members. Strong record of reducing downtime and increasing productivity. Detail oriented worker specializing in mounting plates, mixing inks and burning plates negatively and digitally. Efficient with running 4 CP Mark Andy and multi color presses. Flexo printing professional with possession of artwork layout, color scheme and design abilities. Ability to build positive and cooperative relationships with clients, operators, vendors, co-workers and supervisors. Exceptional leadership capabilities as wells as ability to thrive in a team environment. Broad knowledge of gravure, offset lithography, screen printing, flexography and digital and letter presses. Skilled and reliable operator with commitment to safety and quality of each project. Extensive knowledge of ink and relation materials, print job color and quality reporting, print service job delivery and digital print equipment operation.
Adobe Creative Suit ( Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Pro/Pit Stop)
Metrix and Preps (Imposition Software)
Associate of Applied Science
Litho Prep, Scanner Operations, and Electronic Image Assembly1991Hennepin Technical College － Brooklyn Park, MN
Dissertation: "Branding in Cultural Industries" examines the different approaches to marketing and product branding in industries globally. Questions how cultural industries vary in mindscape, materiality and branding.
Elecctronic Pre Press OperatorOct 2003 to Current Imagine Print Solutions － Shakopee, MN
Reviewed projects to verify all files and their materials were provided prior to commencing with any work (Preflight).
Completed customer files, including creating whites, varnishes, color/hits, and foils.
Mac OperatorFeb 1998 to Sep 2003 Blazing Color, Inc － Minneapolis, MN
Edited film output - Provided digital proofing from Kodiak approvals.
Mac OperatorAug 1996 to Feb 1998 Source, Inc － St. Paul, MN
Mac OperatorJun 1995 to Jul 1996 Maximum Graphics － Chaska, MN
Assembly of a Scitex Star, scanning on a Scitex smart scanner, color on Scitex Right Touch.
Mac OperatorMay 1991 to Jun 1995 Diversified Graphics, Inc － Minneapolis, MN
Started in Mac department in 1997 -Scitex department as an assembler in 1993 -Scitex department as a Prisma operator in 1994.
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Companies Worked For:
Imagine Print Solutions
Blazing Color, Inc
Diversified Graphics, Inc
Hennepin Technical College
Job Titles Held:
Elecctronic Pre Press Operator
Associate of Applied Science Litho Prep, Scanner Operations, and Electronic Image Assembly 1991
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