The funny thing is with my background as a shop owner, printer, screenmaker and artist, the only thing people want to hire me for is running a press. I am beyond that and would like to hear from someone who can offer me not only a challenge but a chance to get back into the game.
1) I pulled my first print in 1989 on a hand-made hinge press. It was a 12 color eyeball registration piece.
2) I have printed on textiles using manuals, wanted to learn automatics but never have had the chance. The difference is that on manuals you learn the trouble-shooting and on autos you learn how to mass produce.
3) I have used Photoshop, Illustrator (high end version of Corel) and other graphics programs (including Corel). I also have a master's in digital imaging.
4) I have worked with screens (solid frame, neuman's and diamonds) using both liquid and film emulsion. (a combination of both tends to be the best way to go)
5) I ran the production end in my own shop for several years. (I sold it when I could no longer print due to inoperable CT in 2001)
If you are looking for someone that is an all around production person and troubleshooter call me @
586-949-0630 ask for John
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