John Dunn

John C. Dunn

Corporate Accounts Group Production Director at Pair Networks

2403 Sidney Street Suite 210, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Pair Networks
HQ Phone:
(412) 381-5195

General Information


Team Leader  - e-LEAN/Workflow

Production Director  - Wizards

Member, Group  - Microsoft Operations Group


Corporate Accounts Group Production Director  - International Prepress Association Workflow Committee

Member of the Committee  - SWOP

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John Dunn
Corporate Accounts Group Production Director John Dunn began his career in printing over 20 years ago. Although John chose a path in Production Management, he planned for, and enhanced, his professional skill sets by working as a prepress operator/preflighter in early digital workflows and as a CSR for a midsized commercial printer. In 2002, John was instrumental in the start-up venture Paizo Publishing. While at Paizo, John directed all aspects of production, including prepress, of 5 magazines and projects for Lucas Film, their collateral aspects and their digital advertising. In October 2003 John joined the Microsoft SSI group on behalf of xpedx where he set about assessing program compliance and making recommendations for workflow enhancement. Microsoft asked John to develop production end-to-end processes for their CRM initiative in March of 2003. The program would bring over 30 agency offices and over 40 printer locations (7 of which were large multi-divisional) into one efficient and measurable workflow. As the group's Production Director/consultant through xpedx, John designs and implements workflow enhancements, as well as assessing and advising with regard to all aspects of end-to-end print production workflow. Working with agencies, printers and lettershops, John optimizes each process within the Microsoft Marketing/Direct Mail program and works with the Microsoft Operations Group regarding Sustainability. John's most recent successes were launching the largest PDF/X3:2002 initiative in the history of Commercial Printing and launching an initiative centered on end-to-end Color Management and the use of the G7 Process™ in May of '06, also the first of its kind. John is a published author and a public speaker, which has been quoted in several professional publications. John has served with the GRACoL Committee and authored portions of GRACoL 6 and 7. He has also worked with Printing Across Boarders, the Leyda Braintrust, the International Prepress Association Workflow Committee, and the Virtual Proofing Taskforce. John is the former Chair of both the DDAP network and the Global Print Predictability Taskforce as part of IDEAlliance. John is a current member of the SWOP Committee. John belongs to several professional organizations including IDEAlliance, Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, and the Direct Marketing Association. John is a former active duty United States Marine and lives in Seattle Washington with his wife and two children.

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John Dunn, production director, Wizards of the Coast, agrees that honesty and trust are the cornerstones to the print buyer/supplier relationship.
"Ask for a pro forma invoice based on a job done by the 'old' company," offers Dunn. "Compare pricing to ensure that you are, indeed, saving money." Then, "wait to see if the proof is truly in the pudding," Dunn adds.

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John C. Dunn - Chair Production Director

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