From the early days of hand-set type through today’s highly advance printing techniques and equipment, Expert 2724 has maintained an energetic and aggressive attitude to provide excellence in every aspect of the printing process. He has been a press operator, lead graphic designer, lead pre-press technician, production manager and estimator, plant manager and president of two printing corporations. In 2007 he founded his own printing company based in San Diego, California. His client base extends far beyond Southern California to 21 states and growing. Expert 2724 has over twenty six years experience in many aspects of the printing industry. Has worked at the executive level for 11 of 26 years, and has overall expertise on both the print provider and print user side. His expertise is in the entire process from the product conception, design, pre-press, press and post-press phases.
Owner – Printing Company - Chula Vista, CA 2007-2008
Dedicated to helping businesses obtain the printing products and services they need. Offer a high level of practical experience, know-how, and a network of industry contacts, so clients save money and time by allowing a printing professional to handle their printing and finishing needs. Very few print shops possess all the equipment and products that most businesses require for all of their printing. They rely on the knowledge of a seasoned professional that can provide one-stop shopping for all services, paper, bindery, and graphics at a reasonable cost, while overseeing the printing process to ensure the highest quality possible. Number one goal is that clients receive the quality of printing needed, with maximum efficiency.
President - Private Printing Corporation, San Diego, CA 1999-2007
Over saw all day-to-day operations. Managed all departments including, graphic design & production, pre-press, press room, post press, purchasing and sales. During tenure company sales grew by 400%.
President - Instant Color, San Diego, CA 1997-1999
Print organization brokered printing to for many years. Instrumental in the growth of the company as within 18 months the company was in the black, showing substantial profits. Accomplished by streamlining the entire process from design and pre-press through finishing; negotiating with outside vendors and suppliers, and sharing my knowledge of the industry with every level of employee through the hands-on approach.
Lead Designer and Lead Pre-Press Technician - Ideal Services, San Diego, CA 1989-1997
Freelance Graphic Designer for a computer magazine, hired as a Print Graphic Production artist. Within 3 months I had attained the role of lead designer. I also ran all service bureau and technical pre-press operations, and provided technical support to designers (clients) that required assistance in “design for print”. I handled the brokering of all print work and press checks since we had no press equipment in-house.
Graphic Artist (Print Production) Housh Printing, San Diego, CA 1982-1989
Hired while still in high school to run offset press and run graphic design department. Other
duties included: traditional dark room stripping & camera work, and bindery work.
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