Introduce yourself!


New member
I'm Kev,
Work in an inplant (rare these days it seems), running a four colour GTO52 circa 1983, been printing since i left school in 1985

ps..i have a question about next step for our department..i.e digital/litho and not sure where to post it up?????:rolleyes:


Registered Users
Hello! Chris. I am JimBob have been working in printing and design for 40 years... Boy! has it changed!


New member
Hello to all.. New member here....

Hello to all.. New member here....

Hello all. I am an IT Administrator and have been into the Large format print industry for years. My main occupation is in the computer networking industry. I have owned a Roland CJ 500 for about 10 years. I have used it 10% of the time to make money and 90% of the time as a hobby. I have created free prints for charities , schools and family members. I started working on computers when I was 12 and never stopped. I hope to make some friends here and help people with computer or networking problems. I am also a Data recovery expert. (sorry PC only.. ) I hope to get a little help with my CJ 500 because I miss printing..


New member
The name's Robert. I work for net communities a UK based marketing and digital print company which is beginning to make inroads into traditional print operations. I'm here to absorb knowledge from this clearly knowledgeable community.
Hello, buddies, this is Baker here from UNICO Packing, a professional and experienced company to manufacture kinds of corrugated box, cardboard box, paper bags, etc. In one word, print and package project could be finished in our company. Personally, i have been in this business area for years. Hope we will have a chance to know you more. You can refer to our web.

Regards, Baker


Well-known member
A very fast reply.

I am a printing estimator for two branches of a printer in Tucson, AZ, USA. One is a trade shop, one is direct-to-customer.

This arrangement truly keeps my mind very agile and my ethics always under self-scrutiny - the world is indeed round and you must be fair to survive.

I've been in the business for 45 years, starting on Multiliths, Miehles, and Ludlows and now estimating work on 40" 6 color offset. I *LOVE* this stuff.


Hello, all!

I'm prepress manager and senior designer for a small commercial printer amidst the cornfields of Indiana. We have three locations, each separated by about 60 miles, with small format presses in two locations and printing of our large flats in one shop with a Speedmaster SM74 and an aged Miller TP29S.

We get everything from agency work to Microsoft and Print Publisher files thrown our way, and our job is to make them all look good when they go out to our customers.

We use a Nexus rip with concentric screening on a Screen/Fuji platesetter, and try to maintain a high degree of print quality and consistency in spite of the fluctuations and disruptions in our supply line from time-to-time. Our biggest challenge is keeping up with current software to meet our clients' needs in an unpredictable economy (when it's good, it's really good... when it's bad, it's really bad).

Newspapering put the ink in my blood, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Having been around since before the birth of digital technology, I am constantly amazed at how often new technology is less productive than the way it used to be done.

I think there should be a ban on anyone referring to a service or product as a "solution," and think Comic Sans should be regarded as a computer virus.

Outside of work, I'm a singer/songwriter of country, country gospel and praise music, and worship leader for a United Methodist church. Father of three, youngest of five, older than I want to be.

Thankful for PrintPlanet forums.

Mark MN

New member
Hi All,

I'm relatively new to Print Planet. With my little time here I can see it's a well run site with some good members.

I'm 44 years old and made a leap out of prepress about 5 years ago and haven't looked back. I started in the printing trade when I was 17 years old as a feeder on a 28" 2/C sheetfed press. After about 6 months I moved into the prepress department as a platemaker. I worked my way up over the years from a plater to a lithostripper to a desktop publishing professional. I never got into a specialized sector (color, layout, ect...) and I think it helped me out tremendously. I worked on something different everyday. The last company I worked for before making the leap to sales had Barco, Scitex, and Artpro workflows and I worked on all of them and enjoyed it. With all the technology that company had my favorite machine was the Barco Gigastter. Something about watching a machine plot a 64"x96" piece of film in one shot.

I do miss the prepress days and relived some of those days reading through some of the treads on Print Planet, Thanks all. I now work for a small company that specializes in digital B/W and color printers (toner based and inkjet). We sell everything from IBM Infoprint 4100 B&W work horses to small cut sheet B&W printers.

I look forward to talking to the members on this website and broaden my knowledge on digital printing. I believe the print industry is a ever evolving market and you can learn something new everyday.


Registered Users
Welcome! Mark MN!

I also have many years in prepress. I started in a paste up room and camera room and moved up with the technologies. I started out working in the camera room of a small publishing company, worked in Wal Mart's home office print shop, two different newspapers and now with a small family owned job shop. Working all areas from sales, design to press and binding. This year I have celebrated 40 years in printing.
I enjoy reading this blog.


Pablo Trabajos

New member
Hi there,

I'm Pablo and reside in Spain. I'm working as a prepress operator at a medium-big printshop (3 sheetfed offset, 2 web offset, 1 Indigo, 2 color proof plotters, 1 Xerox, 1 Toshiba). Also, I've held jobs as an artworker and graphic designer.

I've experience using Adobe Suite, Quark and PitStop and good knowledge on printing (inks, RIPing, color management, binding, signatures, folding...)

I'm currently looking for a job abroad (so if you have a job and are insterested , just drop me a message). CV and more details on request.

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I'm John Originally began my career on Hell Chromacom scanner (photolithography) but quickly moved to Apple electronic origination. (Before DTP applications were available for PC).
I have graphic design experience with magazine design, small printers, publishing houses etc but find my niche is in reproduction/pre press.
Moved on to digital printing as soon as I could and presently work for a large financial institution in the UK working with EFi Rips and (presently) Konica Minolta (7000 & 8000).

I have been a reader of this forum for quite a while but not really a full time contributor.

Hello Everyone


New member
Hi,Everyone ,this is Sam .From china.

I am a fresh man in the printing area ,But I have a strong heart to move on in it.
Now ,I am working in the printing ink factory,we can provide help in the material.

If you have any question about the offset printing ink,I would like to give u a good suggestion.

By the way, I love sport and music,Rock & Roll is my favourite,I focus my attention into billboard every week.

In the weekend i will play basketball with friends also.If you come china ,I hope to meet you guys!


New member
This is sam,I am appreciated that you run you own business in printing area!

I would like to learn some special Knowledge from you

Here is my skype contact.



New member

My name is Art. I am a retired VP and former print manager for a company that is looking to dispose of four Digimaster printers and a parts cabinet full of new replacement parts for these printers.

The printers are in working condition and were used as recently as October 2013 when the print shop closed. They are located in New Hampshire. They occupy valuable floor space and need to be gone, so all offers will be considered. If you are a school, college or non profit organization, gifting them will also be considered.

Contact me here if interested. Thanks!

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