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Candidate of the week: Digital Printer Operator/Graphic Designer, Sydney

Tuesday, 02 August 2011
By Print21

CAREER OVERVIEW
A Digital Printer Operator/Graphic Designer with experience in Digital Printing, Print design, Pre Press, Offset Printing & Print finishing. I have a proven track record of operating Digital Printing & pre-press equipment consistently for graphic reproduction

KEY STRENGTHS
• Operation of digital printing machines such as Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C7000 (Colour), Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 (Colour), Konica Minolta bizhub 1051(B&W) Lanier Pro 135 (B&W) & Lanier LD 75C(Colour), Canon image RUNNER 105, image PRESS C7000VP & Xerox DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press
• High level of skill in graphic design software products, such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, and Acrobat for Designing Graphics & Artwork.
• Experience in Operating AGFA CTP Machine ApogeeX 2.5 with Preps 5.0
• Pre press equipments Prime setter, Lino Quasar HQS (Heidelberg) image setters


CAREER HISTORY

Oct 2008 – Till date: DIGITAL PRINTER OPERATOR/ DESIGNER
Mailmasters Pty. Ltd, North Sydney NSW 2060
(Direct marketing and mailing service)
Key responsibilities:
High level of skill in graphic design software products, such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, PageMaker, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, In Design & Microsoft Office for Designing Graphics & Artworks.
Operating Digital printing machines Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C7000 (Colour), Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 (Colour), Konica Minolta bizhub 1051(B&W), Lanier Pro 135 (B&W) & Lanier LD75c Color press with barcode & variable data.
Roller changing, Toner filling, Blade changing & General Maintenance of Digital print machines
Working with PrintShop Mail for creating layout for variable data printing & Fiery command workstation.

May 2007 – July 2008: GRAPHIC / PRE-PRESS ARTIST
Excel GRAPHICS, Cochin-17, Kerala, India
(Undertakes Graphic Designing & Digital print jobs)
Key responsibilities:
High level of skill in graphic design software products, such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, PageMaker, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Indesign for Designing Graphics & Artworks.
Lay-outing and type setting of Brochures, Magazines, posters, Office Forms Designing Graphics, Artworks.
Prepare file for the whole graphics industry based around pre-press, reproduction and printing
Design and set out books, flyers, folders, greeting cards, posters, calendars, cd’s, logos, business cards for digital and offset print media.
Operating Digital printing machine Canon image RUNNER 105 (Average 20,000copies/day) with barcode & variable data.
Printing proofs and checking quality on Digital printing machines such as Canon image PRESS C7000VP & Xerox DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press.
Roller changing, Toner filling, Blade changing & General Maintenance of Canon image RUNNER 105 & Xerox DocuColor 6060

April 1999 – March 2007: PRE-PRESS ARTIST
Colortech, Cochin 18, Kerala, India
(Undertakes Graphic Designing, Pre press & Printing jobs)
Key responsibilities:
Designing Graphics & Artworks Using various software such as Corel draw, Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, In Design & Illustrator.
Design and set out books, flyers, folders, greeting cards, posters, calendars, cd’s, logos, business cards, cinema spots plus a variety of other requirements for digital and offset print media. Lay-outing and type setting of Brochures, Magazines, posters, Office Forms and continuous forms.
Working on computer screen-based equipment for scanning, color separation, color correction, retouching, masking, creative designing, combining, imposing process used to transfer images to printing plates.
Produce film positives and negatives and Film outputting with Primesetter & Lino Quasar HQS (Heidelberg) image setters
Operating AGFA CTP Machine ApogeeX 2.5 with Preps 5.0
Design the different print and digital media on the computer, with these data print proofs and organize the print job with the printing department.

March 1998 – March 1999: Apprentice Trainee
Kerala Books and Publications Society, Cochin – 30.Kerala, India
(A govt. Of Kerala for Printing & Publishing of text books & other govt. publications)
Key responsibilities:
Training in various departments of the Press like Production planning, Pre press, Printing, Binding & Store.

EDUCATION & TRAINING 1994 – 1997: DIPLOMA IN PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (3Years)
Department of Technical Education, Kerala
Institute of Printing Technology and Govt. Polytechnic,
Kerala, India

Subjects: Planning, Reproduction Photography,
Surface Preparation, Press Work, Finishing,
Quality Control, Estimating & Forwarding.

1992 – 1994: A.I.S.S.C.E. (Secondary School Certificate Exam)
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Idukki DT

Visa Status : Australian Permanent Resident

Email.  shibuthomas5@rediffmail.com

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