Color Sequence and Lamp Placement is Everything
Record this crucial information on every job—either in a log book by the machine, on the job ticket, in a database or simply write it on the sticker that you attach to the OK sheet. I assure you this will make it that much more effortless for the next guy to reproduce the previous sample when you go back on press with that job.
And for those of you that will be hiding the eggs...remember to draw a map! There’s nothing worse than finding a three month old Easter egg under a bush in the front of your house while doing yard work this summer.
Darren has worked in the printing industry for 30 years and spent more than 12 years at two of the nation's leading high-end commercial printers: Bradley Printing in Des Plaines, IL, and Williamson Printing Corp. in Dallas, TX. During that time, he operated conventional and UV 40˝ sheetfed presses and also successfully managed a $15-million pressroom equipment transition. Darren also was Lead Press Instructor for Heidelberg, where he directed specialty equipment startups and was involved in all aspects of the printing process by teaching both instructor and pressroom employees.
In addition, he served as a troubleshooter for various printing companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. As operations manager for a start-up specialty folding carton company, he played a key role in achieving more than $6 million in sales within two years. Currently Darren is president of D.G. Print Solutions, a consulting firm that supports printing companies of all sizes. He specializes in growth development planning, pressroom color management and pressroom training through specialty print applications.