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I have been in the Graphic Arts industry for 30 years specializing in Flexographic and Digital printing. I can answer questions about offset, flexo, digital, and hot-stamp printing and provide solutions/instruction for the proper way to set up electronic files-prepress that are print ready.

Experience in the area

Extensive industry experience includes operation, maintenance, and supervisory support for production personnel in all areas of flexography, digital printing, hot stamping, offset printing, gravure, mold making, thermoforming, laser engraving, die cutting, converting, finishing, prepress, and platemaking with a strong emphasis on quality, efficiency, and adherence to customer specifications.


FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) DSCOOP


Flexible Packaging Paper, Film & Foil Converter


Mercer County College AAS Advertising Design EskoArtwork Labels & Packaging Certification HP Indigo Operator Certification HP Indigo Maintenance Certification

Past/Present Clients

Marriott, Carnival Cruise Lines, M&M Mars, Hilton, General Motors, GE, Foxwoods, Trump, Dylan Loren, Princess Cruises, Sharffenberger.

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Robert Thompson08/30/05101010thanks Tom, very helpful

Recent Answers from Tom Rouze

2011-11-24 cs5:

Hello Mary,    I apologize for the delayed response (Thanksgiving weekend). Are you on a Mac or PC? Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for CS5. See below. If you need help

2006-06-10 German printing quality:

Hello Jose,    I'm not sure which games you're referring to that are German manufactured but Let's begin with stating the obvious that what you are talking about is a commercially printed piece.  My suggestion

2006-06-07 Image Processing Halftones vs. Grayscales in Camera Ready Copy:

Hello Daryl,    Grayscale and Halftones are basically the same, generally speaking halftones refer to color, grayscale black and white.  Yes you should be okay with the converted files for offset.  They

2006-05-14 Yellow Page Book Printing:

Hi Robert,  You are correct in your thinking!  The best thing you can do is call a sales rep from the Yellow page book company and explain that you are designing an ad and would like some printing specifications

2006-05-02 Newspaper Query:

Hi Mark,    The circles and marks on the outer parts of the page serve a couple purposes.  - Color consistancy.  Color and density measurements are taken from those circles or in some cases squares.  -


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