In high school and college I worked at a full service prepress and printing company. I started doing simple shop work on bindery equipment, plate making, match printing and even stripping!, for those really old school folks. I would eventually go to a 2 color ABDICK to a 4 color Roland press. To this day I thank that start in life as it gave me direction to the I.T. industry but exposed me to the world of print media. It is one that has seen tremendous change in the information age and I have been able to tap into that knowledge to help companies I work with on printing needs.
Today, I can easily help companies professionally design, layout and choose a printer based on needs and costs. I have access to trade printers and understand fully how to prepare files, bleeds, layered files and more depending on job. From simple work like business cards or postcards or company catalogs to larger work, like where I helped a major publication in Tampa produce monthly magazine runs of 140,000 and more per month.