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pressman/prepress technician

Sanford, Florida, United States
December 29, 2017

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Gary Thomas

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Longwood, FL ****9

Phone: 386-***-****


Professional Profile

Flexo Pressman / Prepress artist with 24 years of experience in the Flexographic narrow web printing industry. Qualifications

• Skilled production operator with knowledge of overseeing a high volume of press room projects.

• Have run 10” 13” 17” 20” Mark Andy, 7”Webtrons & 16” Comco Commander, 16” Nilpeter, Aquaflex printing presses.

• Knowledge of a vast array of 6-10 color flexographic printing processes & procedures.

• UV & water based experience printing on multiple substrates.

• Experience setting up & printing pressure sensitive labels, tags, sheeted labels, unsupported films, plow folded coupons.

• 3 TLMI awards, 1 first place & 2 honorable mention.

• Very proficient in all Adobe design software.

• Vast experience with Nexus work flows as well as Esko & Creo direct to plate software & hardware.

• Plate & rotary screen production from start to finish.

• Computer proficient with all office software.

• Professional communication skills, able to provide clients, vendors & supporting staff with up to date project information.


Dec 2016 to October 2017 Florida Marking Products Longwood,Fl Pressman/Lead

Responsible for operating & maintaining 10 color, 2200 Mark Andy. Producing pressure sensitive, sheeted labels. Oversee a staff of 13 production employees. May 2013 to November 2016 Southeastern Printing Palm City, Fl Press operator

Responsible for operating & maintaining 8 color, all UV 21” Comco Commander. Producing unsupported film labels for customers such as Coca Cola & Pepsi.

June 2012 to March 2013 Printcraft Press Idaho Falls, Id Prepress Manager

Provide direction to prepress staff with the objective of producing the finest quality printing plates. Keep up to date with the latest technology to best serve customer needs. January 2010 to March 2012 The Graphic Shop St. Petersburg, Fl Production Manager/Art director

Responsible for production of all prepress operations for various companies high quality printing needs. August 2007 to November 2009 Cypress Multigraphics South St. Petersburg, Fl Preeprss Artist

I was employed with Cypress Multigraphics South in order to utilize both of my areas of my expertise. As production manager, I was responsible for all Printing and pre-press operations from conception through finished product ready for shipping.

June 2005 to August 2007 Tape & Label Engineering St.Petersburg, Fl Prepress Artist

Performed all prepress artwork procedures using Adode, Creo & Cyrel fast Equipment & software. June 2000 to August 2005 Tape & Label Engineering St.Petersburg, Fl Shift Supervisor

Support staff of 25, including Narrow web flexo pressman, QC, rewind staff as well as in house prepress & plate making department.

April 1996 to June 2000 Tape & Label Engineering St.Petersburg, Fl Flexo Press Operator

Run Mark Andy, Webtron & Comco printing presses for label production. Education

The Art Institute of Tampa

2005 Bachelors degree in graphic design

1994 High School Diploma

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