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Offset Printing Austin | Paragon Printing & Mailing
Our print production manager, Robert Romero, has over 30 years of experience and is an expert in keeping costs low and increasing turnaround time.
Romero of paragon printing & mailing keeps title in 2003 "SHOTS" Competition
CHICAGO, June 3, 2003 - For the second consecutive year, Robert Romero, operations manager for Paragon Printing & Mailing, Austin, Texas, was the winner of the SHOTS "I Am the Greatest" Press Skills Contest, held during the GATF/PIA , NAPL Sheetfed Pressroom Conference, June 1-3, 2003, in Chicago.Romero
bested 15 other contestants in a battle of problem-solving and sheetfed press operating skill.
Johnston/Evans and Romero
turned in the lowest productions costs and advanced to the finals, where they simultaneously grappled with an exercise consisting of registration, ink/water balance, moiré, humidity, and blanket packing problems.Romero
finished first by completing the exercise in 11, minutes and $1,331.During the finals, Conference attendees were able to participate in the excitement by observing the contestants' actions on two large screens.
For claiming the top prize, Romero
won a case of fine wine, a commemorative plaque, a watch donated by MAN Roland, and a $200 gift certificate, redeemable for publications from GATF/PIA and the National Association for Printing Leadership
Pittsburgh, Pa., August 13, 2002 - ...
Pittsburgh, Pa., August 13, 2002 - The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) declares Robert Romero, operations manager at Paragon Printing & Mailing in Austin, Texas, this year's "greatest" in sheetfed offset press operations and problem-solving.Romero was the winning finalist in the third annual "I Am the Greatest" GATF Sheetfed Press Skills Contest.
won the title, finishing under the 20-minute timeframe with a cost of $322. Romero joined Paragon Printing as the company's only press operator 21 years ago.
Today with a staff of 30, Paragon Printing boasts turning a profit in every year of operation.It is ranked as Austin's sixth top full commercial printer.With this growth, Romero
has the challenge of training new press operators.
"A picture is worth a thousand words," says Romero
."As an experienced press operator, I can describe a problem to a new recruit but it's not nearly as effective as when you actually see and experience the problem on press and need to solve it.However, no one wants to actually see a problem appear on press."He
explains that the simulator's unique ability to combine both visual aids and hands-on experience can greatly enhance training.
Along with his
new title, Romero
will receive a plaque, a commemorative watch from contest sponsor MAN Roland, and a case of French wine by Paris-based Sinapse Graphics International
, the company that developed the press simulator, and free registration to the 2003 GATF/NAPL Sheetfed Pressroom Conference.
...Caption: Robert Romero, operations manager at Paragon Printing & Mailing in Austin, Texas, who won a GATF problem-solving and sheetfed press operating skill contest using SHOTS-a press simulator.
piworld.com • Printing Impressions (11/1/02): PRINTER news
Robert Romero, operations manager at Paragon Printing & Mailing in Austin, TX, has been named this year's "greatest" in sheetfed offset press operations and problem solving by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF).Romero won the GATF problem solving and sheetfed press operating skills contest using SHOTS, a highly integrated, interactive software package used as part of a training system for press operators.
Man Roland News 2002 Articles
Robert Romero, Production Manager at Paragon Printing in Austin, Texas, squared off against Buzz Lee, Pressroom Foreman at Colorcraft, in Sterling, Virginia who bought with him his head pressman, Glenn Little.
was faster, solving the simulated pressroom predicament ahead of his
Virginia rivals.The Texan left town with the 2002 SHOTS competition trophy, free registration to the 2003 conference, a case of French wine from Sinapse, and a PowerPrinters sport watch from MAN Roland
Trouble-shooting prowess was the key to the competition.Assisted by a simulator operator who manned the controls, competitors from 15 printing companies faced a computer-screen image of a press sheet that had considerable flaws.They each had 30 minutes to make the job ready to run by adjusting dozens of factors including color, ink/water balance and register.
Meanwhile, the projected cost of the simulated makeready was tracked in dollar amounts.The contestant who solved all the problems in the least amount of time for the lowest amount of money was declared the winner in each round-robin face-off.
...Robert Romero, Production Manager at Austin's Paragon Printing, (left) directs his SHOTS operator to make a contest-winning tweak