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Manager Quality Control

8817, United States
May 29, 2010

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David M. Popp

* ******* *****

Edison, N.J. *****

(H) 732-***-**** (C) 848-***-****

Ambitious prepress operator with twenty-two years of increasing technical

responsibilities and plant management experience in offset, textile gravure

engraving and in-line finishing printing companies. Management ability

to evaluate problems; planning and organization. Skilled in:

Management Coordination Electronic Prepress Production

4-Color Stripping


All-State Legal, Cranford, NJ February 2008-


Lead Prepress Technician

- Train existing personnel in Adobe CS3 software applications.

- Preflight, impose and RIP all 4-color direct-to-plate files.

- Design and edit customer logos. Spec new jobs for type. Typesetting of

new and existing files.

- Access company and vendor FTP sites to download and prepare customer

files for printing.

Upload completed files for outside vendors. Create PDF proof files and

upload files for customer's approval.

- Trained and assisted in implementation of Heidelberg Prinergy prepress

system in 2008/09.

Create imposition templates for all printing presses and output

imposed files direct-to-plate.

Robert Half International / The Creative Group, Woodbridge, NJ

Sept. 2007-February 2008

Prepress / Design / Production Artist

- Provided digital prepress production services for top advertising

agencies and printing

companies including: The Gillespie Group, Princeton NJ, Ferrara

and Company, Princeton NJ,

Victory Graphics, Bridgewater, NJ, All-State Legal, Cranford, NJ

SHOREWOOD DIGITAL, Harrison, NJ March 2007-August


Facility Manager

- Oversee operations of production, prepress, proofing, quality control

and shipping departments for 2nd shift.

- Expedite critical work for evening Fed Ex shipping.

- Schedule and distribute incoming work for 2nd shift prepress


- Provide support for Shorewood CSR's and printing plants throughout the


DELTA GRAPHICS, INC., East Brunswick, NJ Sept 1995 -

March 2007

Prepress Manager

- Manage and direct all operations in Prepress Department from Jan 1997

to March 2007.

- Preflight and troubleshoot customer's electronic files to prepare for

print using Adobe InDesign CS3,

QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat,

Microsoft Office, FTP and

file compression software, utilizing Harlequin and RAMPAGE Rips.

- Cultivated a business relationship in 2000 with a third party company

to provide on-site film-output

services, realizing a $30, 000 per year savings in vendor costs.

- Researched, priced and assisted in installation of imagesetting and

computer equipment for

Delta Graphics; installation and upgrading of Mac and PC hardware,

software and peripherals.


Degree in Graphic Arts, Union County Vocational-Technical School, 1987

Certificates in HTML programming and Adobe InDesign, Middlesex County

Vocational-Technical School, 2005

Certificates in Preflighting and PDF Workflow, Graphic Arts Technical

Foundation, 2001

Certificates in Electronic Prepress Applications, Association of Graphic

Communications, 1996

Graduated The Pingry School, 1979.

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